The Steinbach Pistons head to Winnipeg to face off against the Winnipeg Blues this evening, with puck drop set for 8:00pm.
The Steinbach Pistons continue to roll, coming off a dominant 8-1 win against the Dauphin Kings. Scoring has not been an issue for the Pistons so far as their red-hot top line of Travis Hensrud, Ty Paisley and Davis Fry have combined for 47 points on the season and were a big part of the 8-1 win. Dominik Wasik has been seeing some starts in net as of late with a 3-1 record, a 0.912 SV% and a 2.50 GAA. With Steinbach’s offense and goalies stepping up to the task it has propelled them to 8 wins and 1 loss on the season so far as they are battling it out with Portage for the top spot in the MJHL.
The Winnipeg Blues are coming off a 5-4 win over the Neepawa Titans and will look to continue that momentum. Currently sitting in the middle of the pack at 7th place in the MJHL the Blues will look to continue to be in the win column to work their way up the standings. Since losing many key pieces from last season the Blues have fared well so far this season. Blues scoring has been propelled by Defenseman Jack Kaiser who leads the team and all MJHL defenseman in points this season.
PISTONS: PP 13/43 – 30.2% PK 34/41 – 82.9%
BLUES: PP 9/49 – 18.4% PK 32/36 – 88.9%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Davis Fry
Davis Fry currently sits atop the MJHL in points with 17 (8 goals and 9 assists) in 9 games. Fry is also on a 9-game point streak, getting at least 1 point in every game this season so far. A diverse player, Fry plays all sides of the puck and is a key contributor on the powerplay with 8 of those points (3 goals and 5 assists) coming on the powerplay. With his big frame and great awareness, Fry generates lots of scoring chances and is a key part of the Pistons offense.
Blues: Jack Kaiser
Jack Kaiser has been an offensive machine so far on defense as he has 13 points (8 goals and 5 assists) in 9 games which leads the MJHL in defensemen scoring. Kaiser is an ’02 who has really come into his own and established himself as a top tier D-man in the MJHL. Kaiser sees the ice really well and with offensive touch is a backbone piece to the Blues offense this season while still locking down the back end.