The Steinbach Pistons kick off their MJHL season against the Selkirk Steelers tomorrow night in Selkirk. This has been a long-awaited return to hockey and the Pistons cannot wait to hit the ice.
The Pistons had a dominant preseason that saw them get 3 wins and 1 loss. Steinbach split a home and home against the Winkler Flyers for their first two games of the preseason that saw them win 1-0 and lose 4-3. Simon Harkness had a dominant first game seeing him turn away all 31 shots.
The last two games of the preseason saw the Pistons play both games against the Selkirk Steelers, outscoring them 15-6 over the two games. The first game was a dominant performance in Selkirk seeing 4 players get at least 3 points with Davis Fry leading the way with 2 goals and 2 assists. The Pistons continued to pour the offence on in the second game winning 7-3. Dawson Milliken led the way with 2 goals and 1 assist. The Pistons had a red-hot penalty kill in preseason going a perfect 16/16.
The Selkirk Steelers had 1 win and 3 losses in their preseason, in games against both the Winkler Flyers and Steinbach Pistons. The Steelers split the flyers losing the first game 4-3 and winning the second 5-2. In the 5-2 win the Steelers scoring was very spread out seeing multiple players getting 2 points.
SPECIAL TEAMS (Preseason)
PISTONS: PP 5/24 – 20.8%, PK 16/16 – 100%
STEELERS: PP 0/15 – 0% PK 22/27 – 81%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Davis Fry
In 3 games this preseason Davis Fry got 5 points (3 goals and 2 assists) and was in a 4-way tie for team lead in points. The ’03 forward from Regina, SK had a dominant first game against Selkirk completing a 4-point night. Fry has great offensive abilities finding himself on the rush and ways to get himself on the score sheet. Fry being a first-year player for the Pistons will be looking to make a mark and show his hockey abilities this season.
Steelers: Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson led the Selkirk Steelers with 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists) in the preseason. As an ’01 forward and returning player, Thompson will be looking to use his experience to his advantage and show off his hockey IQ offensive talent.
Puck drop is at 7:30pm at Selkirk Recreational Complex. Catch the game live on Hockey TV.