The Steinbach Pistons are facing off against the Niverville Nighthawks in Niverville tonight.
The Pistons are coming off a big 6-1 win over the Portage Terriers as they have been going win for win all season long. Domenik Wasik has looked really strong in net for the Pistons so far this season as he has three straight starts with a 0.971 SV% or better and only let in two goals over those three games. Warren Clark has also been playing great as he currently has a 4-game point streak with 7 points (2 goals and 5 assists) over that span and leads the team in defencemen scoring. Special teams have also been firing on all cylinders with Steinbach first in the MJHL on the PP and second in the MJHL in PK.
Niverville has had a solid season to date as they currently sit in 9th place in the MJHL with an 8-9-0-1 record and 17 points. Niverville is currently on a three-game losing streak but will eagerly be looking to get back into the win column. Niverville’s goalie tandem is split between Ethan Kadatz with a 0.908 SV% and a 3.01 GAA and Chris Fines with a 0.910 SV% and a 3.31 GAA. Niverville currently has a goal differential of +11 with 71 goals for and 60 goals against.
PISTONS: PP 20/72 – 27.8% PK 72/82 – 87.8%
NIGHTHAWKS: PP 19/98 – 19.4% PK 70/89 – 78.7%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Kirk Mullen
Kirk Mullen was acquired a couple of weeks ago from the Weyburn Red Wings of the SJHL and has looked really good for the Pistons in his limited time here. Mullen has put up 3 points (1 goal and 3 assists) in 3 games. Mullen is strong on the puck and is a versatile player that can be used in all scenarios of the game. He has great vision and hockey sense, which he uses to generate offense, especially on the PP.
Nighthawks: Josh Paulhus
Josh Paulhus has had a great season so far, leading the team in points with 20 (9 goals and 11 assists) in 17 games. Paulhus has had 3 multi goal games this season with one of those being a hat-trick. Paulhus plays on all sides of the puck for the Nighthawks as he gets used on the powerplay and penalty kill. Paulhus has a lot of experience under his belt being an ’02 and spending time in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades and Regina Pats.