The Steinbach Pistons get back at it tonight versus the Winnipeg Blues in Winnipeg with puck drop at 7:30pm. The Pistons are looking to bounce back after losing 5-2 last night to the Blues in Steinbach.
The Pistons still currently are first in the MJHL but the Blues are just 2 points behind them. The Pistons last few games have been closer than most this season as 3 of the 4 games versus the Freeze were at least 2 goal games. The line of Dawson Milliken, Ty Paisley and Davis Fry has been playing great for the Pistons as of late, producing most of the offence for the team in recent games. Quinton Peppers goal production has not slowed down as his goal last night was his 15th of the season and leads the league. Pistons goaltending has regressed a bit but is still very strong seeing Simon Harkness with a 0.921 save % and a 2.18 GAA.
The Blues have looked good this season with a few unfortunate losses along the way. The top 3 scorers for the Blues have been on fire this season seeing Eric Fawkes and Josiah Vanderhooft in first and second in league scoring with 33 and 30 points respectively. Team captain Brayden Foreman is tied for third in league scoring with 28 points. Goaltending has also been a strength for the Blues as starter Dawson Green has a 0.937 save % and a 1.80 GAA, both the league best.
PISTONS: PP 15/80 – 18.7% PK 62/70 – 88.5%
BLUES: PP 20/88 – 22.7% PK 69/81 – 85.2%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Dawson Milliken
Dawson Milliken has been producing lots on offensive as of late. Milliken is currently riding a 6-game point streak where he has 12 points (5 goals and 7 assists) over that span. Milliken plays with lots of energy producing on the offensive end, but also on the defensive side with a good back check and does not shy away from using the body.
Blues: Eric Fawkes
Eric Fawkes leads the Blues and the MJHL in scoring with 33 points (11 goals and 22 assists) in 17 games. Fawkes is currently on a 5-game point streak where he has 8 points (1 goal and 7 assists). So far this season Fawkes has only been held scoreless in one game which was against the Selkirk Steelers.