The Steinbach Pistons look to finish off their preseason with a home and home against the Selkirk Steelers, starting it off tonight in Selkirk. Steinbach will be looking to get back into the win column once again as they dropped their last game to Winkler 4-3.
Last weekend, the Pistons played a home and home against the Winkler Flyers, splitting the two games. Both teams seemed to take advantage of home ice as each of the team’s wins last weekend, came at home. The first game saw the Pistons come out on top 1-0 in a battle of the goalies with Simon Harkness securing the shutout. The second game in Winkler saw more goals but the Pistons fell 4-3 as they tried to make a final push but couldn’t quite complete the comeback.
The Selkirk Steelers, like the Pistons, have also split their two preseason games that also happened to be against the Winkler Flyers. The Steelers lost the first game 4-3 that saw most of the goals for both teams come in the 3rd scoring two a piece. The Steelers made sure to bounce back quick as the next game they came out firing and won 5-2.
“We introduced a little structure this week so we would like to see us adopting some of it. After another week of practice, we want to see us take another step in all aspects and hopefully see some guys forming chemistry with one another,” commented Head Coach and GM Paul Dyck on what he wants to see going into the final weekend of exhibition games.
Puck drop is 7:30pm at Selkirk Recreational Complex. Tune in on Hockey TV if you would like to watch the game.
Pistons PP 1/11 – 9.1%, PK 6/6 – 100%
Steelers PP 0/5 – 0%, PK 13/14 – 92.8%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Quinton Pepper
Keep an eye out for returning forward Quinton Pepper. In last years shortened season, Pepper amassed 5 points in 8 games netting 1 goal and getting 4 assists. With his big frame, Pepper is an asset on both sides of the puck. Not shying away from using the body or jumping in on the rush, Quinton Pepper is a player to keep an eye on.
Steelers: Ryan Ostermann
Ostermann is going into his third season with the Steelers and was second in scoring for the Steelers last year in the shortened season. In 8 games, Ostermann had 6 points scoring 3 goals and 3 assists. In one preseason game thus far this year, Ostermann has one goal.