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Zac Patrick Commits to the University of Manitoba Bisons

The Steinbach Pistons are pleased to announce the commitment of Zac Patrick to the University of Manitoba USports Men’s Hockey Program for this upcoming season!

Zac spent just over a season with the Steinbach Pistons. He started his time here in the shortened 2020/2021 Covid season where in 8 games he had 2 points (1 goal and 1 assist). Going into his first full season with the Pistons, Zac took on a bigger role as he was named team captain and was the backbone of defensive core for the Steinbach Pistons. This past season Zac had 35 points (9 goals and 26 assists) in 46 games. Zac was instrumental in the success of the Pistons this year, leading the team through the various highs and lows of the season. Zac has many strong points to his game but his skating ability and ability to perform under pressure were key components to his game that put him above the rest.

“I feel they have a great group of guys on the team, many of whom I’ve played with and against throughout my career. This made my decision even easier” commented Patrick on what led him to committing to the Bisons. “Through speaking with Coach Sirant in the recruiting process, I can sense they have a winning culture in which I was looking for and hope to add to! Playing for the Bisons allows me to continue growing my game as a player through practicing with and competing against high-level players. As well, being able to live at home while continuing to pursue my goals in hockey and education was a huge plus for myself and my family.”

“I want to thank the Pistons for creating an unforgettable environment for me to finish off my junior career” Patrick stated. “The support that I received from the coaching staff, community, and my teammates was meaningful and something that I won’t forget. The opportunity to lead this team is something I am proud of and helped me to grow both on and off the ice. I’m thankful for the memories and friendships gained during my time in Steinbach and am excited to see what’s next for the Pistons.”

“Zac had a terrific year and became one of the top D in our league” Head Coach and GM Paul Dyck stated. “He is an exceptional skater and brings a blend of skill and edge to the ice. There is also a toughness to his game that we really valued. He is very competitive and was a very good leader in our room.”

The Pistons congratulate Zac on this accomplishment and wish him all the best in his future hockey endeavours!