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Will Hambley Commits to University of Western Michigan

The Steinbach Pistons are proud to announce the commitment of Will Hambley to the NCAA Division 1 University of Western Michigan Broncos men’s hockey program!

A Native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia Will Hambley joined the Pistons just before the start of the 2021-2022 MJHL season. The backbone of the Steinbach Pistons, Will Hambley has been exceptional this season. Through 30 games so far Hambley has a 1.99 GAA (leads MJHL), 0.929 SV% (leads MJHL), 6 shutouts (tied for MJHL lead) and a 26-2 record. Hambley is great under pressure and a big reason for the Pistons success this season and was a finalist for MJHL goaltender of the year.

“Western Michigan has always been a dream school of mine” Hambley stated when asked what led him to committing at Western Michigan. “With how unbelievable their hockey program is and the success they have at sending players to the next level after college, when I was lucky enough to receive an offer from them, I knew without a doubt I would take it.”

In reflecting on his time so far in Steinbach and how the Pistons have aided in his development Hambley said, “the Pistons have given me every opportunity I could ever dream of to succeed as a player both on and off the ice this season.” Elaborating further on his time in Steinbach Will commented, “from the constant support from all of the coaching staff to the countless hours spent with our goalie coach, the Pistons helped me really solidify my play this season and get me to where I am today.”

“Will is extremely competitive and loves to put in the work on the ice and in the gym” Head Coach and GM Paul Dyck commented when ask what has gotten Hambley to this milestone in his career. “These are two qualities that have contributed to his development to this point and will bode well for him moving forward.”

When asked how Will has impacted the Pistons this season Dyck said, “Will has had a strong season and when he has been in net, he gives us a chance to win each night. His fitness level has allowed him to carry a heavy workload in the 2nd half while Hark has been out. It has been a really good stretch for him.”

The Steinbach Pistons would like to congratulate Will on this great accomplishment and wish him all the best in his future hockey endeavours!