The Steinbach face the Winnipeg Freeze for the first time this season this evening in Winnipeg. It is the first of four straight games against the Freeze.
The Pistons won all four games against the Portage Terriers and are now in sole first place in the MJHL. The Steinbach Pistons scoring has been very spread out thus far with 6 players at a point a game and Quinton Pepper leading the way with 18 points in 12 games. Goaltending has been a strong point for the Pistons this season as both goalies have a sub 1.75 GAA and both are above .930 save percentage. Overall, the Pistons have been amazing this season with their one loss coming from Winkler. Only one game has gone to OT with the rest of the wins being in regulation.
The Winnipeg Freeze have had a bit of a slow start to the season with a record of 1-11. With this being their second season in the MJHL the Freeze are slowly but surely making their mark. Nathan Driver has been an offensive force for the Freeze getting 13 points in 12 games, with 8 of those points being goals.
PISTONS: PP 12/60 – 20% PK 45/48 – 93.7%
FREEZE: PP 4/64 – 6.2% PK 37/58 – 63.7%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Simon Harkness
Simon Harkness has been great in net for the Pistons so far this season. With a record of 8-0 Harkness has locked the door every game. Harkness is second in the MJHL in GAA (1.74) and save percentage (.936). Standing on his head game in and game out, Harkness has been the backbone for the Pistons this season.
Freeze: Nathan Driver
Nathan Driver has led the Winnipeg Freeze in offence so far this season. Driver has 13 points (8 goals and 5 assists) in 12 games and is the only player on the Freeze with a point a game. Driver has a great shot and eye for the back of the net.