The Steinbach Pistons added depth at forward and defence ahead of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League trade deadline, Wednesday evening.

 Head coach and general manager Paul Dyck spoke about the first move made and it was to bring back a familiar face. "It was a quieter day across the league but we were able to make a couple moves that will solidify our lineup. First, is the return of Riley Bruce from the Regina Pats. Riley played a game for us last year, he's a draft pick of ours and brings some toughness to his game. He's a pretty skilled player as well. He's younger, he'll bring enthusiasm and some toughness."

Dyck wasn't done as he also added to the Pistons forward depth. "Danny Pion is from BC, he's a '98 forward and has the ability to play different spots in our lineup. There's a lot of potential. We felt like it was necessary to add a piece up front. Danny is a responsible player, he's got some real upside. We watched his game, liked the decisions he made. He's got offensive upside and the fact he's a '98 and to have him around for the next two years was appealing. He's a motivated young man, in fact, I found it interesting, his first language is French and has only been in Nanaimo for 5 months but he's pretty close to fluent. It shows the level of commitment and he wants to be a hockey player."

With the moves to add, Dyck had the difficult task of moving a player out. He explains the move. "We moved David Beauchamp and it was a real tough move. Davis is one of the classiest guys you'll ever find. He was a favourite in our room and was great in the community. He was great to coach and it's always tough. On paper, the moves are simple but the moves impact players as individuals. He'll be going to Thief River Falls. It's a matter of him needing to see game action. He needs to play bigger minutes. I know the guys down there in Thief and it's a good group of paper. Once he's there, he'll be a good addition and I think he'll enjoy it as well."

The Steinbach Pistons sit first in the MJHL and Dyck talked about his strategy going in and ultimately, what happened at the deadline. "We felt like, if we could make a move that would make us better, we'll do it. We're not going to force a trade just for the sake of a trade. We feel we are better today with the players we've brought in."

Both Bruce and Pion could be in Steinbach as early as Wednesday afternoon.

Steinbach welcomes in the OCN Blizzard tonight. Puck drops at 7:30pm at the TG Smith Centre. Stream the game through SteinbachOnline.com right here: https://www.steinbachonline.com/pistons-schedule

 

More Local Sports

Bombers Roll On With Win Over Eskimos

With their fourth win in a row on Thursday night, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are officially the hottest team in the CFL. The Blue and Gold (6-2) came out strong at Investors Group Field and never…

Hartung & Thiessen Capture Beach Volleyball Gold

Mason Hartung of Steinbach and Sawyer Thiessen of Mitchell won gold at Volleyball Manitoba's Provinical Beach Volleyball Championship this past weekend in Winnipeg. Hartung & Thiessen defeated Caiden…

Raiders 2017 Season Opener

The Eastman Raiders 27th football season got underway Sunday with four games at A.D. Penner Park in Steinbach. The Bantam Raiders dropped a 24-22 decision to the Interlake Thunder. The Pee Wee…

A's Off to Westerns

The La Broquerie A's are bound for Kamloops, British Columbia for the Western Canada Bantam "AA" Baseball Championships. The A's won the Baseball Manitoba 15U "AA" Provincial Championship last month…

Banman/Reimer Win Steinbach Men's League

The Ledingham GM Men's League wrapped up Monday night at the Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club. David Banman and Randy Reimer won the championship match in an extra hole, defeating Ben Funk and Lloyd Funk.…

Canada Summer Games Comes to an End

The 2017 Canada Summer Games are over. The Closing Ceremonies were held Sunday at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. Maddy Mitchell, who won five medals in canoe/kayak, was Team Toba's flag bearer…

Canada Games Update - Volleyball Gold

Team Toba's last medal of the 2017 Canada Summer Games is gold. Manitoba defeated Alberta 28-30, 25-22, 25-20, 25-15 in the female volleyball final Saturday night at Investors Group Athletic Center…

Canada Games Update – Best Ever

Friday was a record setting day for Team Toba at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Manitoba athletes won 11 medals including four gold. Team Manitoba has won 41 medals including 9 gold, 15…

Canada Games Update – Gold in the Pool

Team Manitoba captured four medals Tuesday at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Three of those four came in the pool and all were gold. Oksana Chaput finished first in the 100 meter…

Sultans Host Western Canada Championships

The top six Midget aged baseball teams will be in Steinbach and Île-des-Chênes this weekend. "Being from the Carillon area we are pretty proud to be able to show off our facilities and it's going to…

Canada Games Update – Four More Medals

Manitoba added to its medal count Thursday at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Maddy Mitchell and Nicole Boyle won bronze in the Canoe/Kayak C2 200 meter final. Quinlan Roberts got silver…

Canada Games Update – More Medals in the Water

Manitoba won two more medals in the pool Wednesday night at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Oksana Chaput, who won gold in the 100 meter freestyle Tuesday, got silver in the 50 meter…

Canada Games Update - Halfway Home

Team Manitoba's medal count is 18 with two gold, eight silver and eight bronze as week one of the 2017 Canada Summer Games came to an end Friday night in Winnipeg. Emma Gray took gold in single…

Canada Games Update – Week Two Begins

Team Manitoba picked up two medals on the water as week two of the 2017 Canada Summer Games got underway Monday in Winnipeg. Nicole Boyle and Maddy Mitchell got silver in Canoe/Kayak C2 1000 meters.…

Peewee And Bantam "AAA" Provincials

There are a pair of Provincial "AAA" Championships taking place this weekend. The 15U "AAA" Provincial Championships are being held in Morden and the 13U "AAA" Provincial Championships are being held…

Penner Qualifies For Worlds

Greg Penner of Steinbach has qualified for the IRONMAN World Championship. The 39-year-old qualified after finishing 7th in his age category at IRONMAN Canada on Sunday in Whistler. Penner didn't…

Canada Games Update - 1 gold, 4 silver & 3 bronze

Team Manitoba picked up eight medals Thursday at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg including our province's first gold. Victoria Tachinski, who was named the MHSAA's Female Athlete of the Year…

Canada Games Update – Bronze Medal Performances

Team Manitoba won its first two medals of the 2017 Canada Summer Games and both were bronze. Kyla Roy of Winnipeg captured our province's first medal on Monday as she finished third in the triathlon.…

Canada Games Update - Playing For Bronze

Team Manitoba will play for bronze in female basketball after an 83-59 loss to Team Ontario yesterday in the semifinals. Manitoba will face Team Alberta at 12:00 p.m. after they fell 83-51 to Quebec…

Canada Games Update – Medal Round Bound

Team Manitoba has advanced to the semifinals in baseball and female basketball at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Manitoba defeated Ontario 3-2 in extra innings and finished the round robin…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

SCOREBOARD

Friday, August 18th

CFL
Ottawa 37 Hamilton 18
Calgary 21 B.C. 17

Western Canada
Bantam AA Baseball Championship
@ Kamloops
La Broquerie 5 Tri City 2
La Broquerie 11 Provost 7

Baseball Canada
21U Championships
@ Ottawa
Gatineau 4 Manitoba 2
New Brunswick 8 Manitoba 0

American Baseball Association
Fargo-Moorhead 1 Winnipeg 0 

Major League Baseball
Interleague
Chicago Cubs 7 Toronto 4
L.A. Dodgers 8 Detroit 5
Minnesota 10 Arizona 3 
American League

Baltimore 9 Los Angeles 7 
Seattle 7 Tampa Bay 1
Boston 9 New York 6 
Chicago 4 Texas 3
Houston 3 Oakland 1 
Cleveland 10 Kansas City 1
National League
St. Louis 11 Pittsburgh 10
Miami 3 New York 1
Cincinnati 5 Atlanta 3
Colorado 8 Milwaukee 4 
Washington 7 San Diego 1
San Francisco 10 Philadelphia 2

Saturday, August 19th

CFL
Montreal at Toronto, 3 p.m.

Western Canada
Bantam AA Baseball Championship
@ Kamloops
La Broquerie vs Lloydminster, 4 p.m.

Baseball Canada
21U Championships
@ Ottawa
Manitoba vs Nfld & Labrador, 8 a.m.

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg at Fargo-Moorhead, 6 p.m.

Major League Baseball
Interleague
Toronto at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Detroit, 3:05 p.m.
Arizona at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m.
American League

Seattle at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m.
Los Angeles at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
New York at Boston, 6:10 p.m.
Oakland at Houston, 6:10 p.m.
Cleveland at Kansas City, 6:15
Chicago at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
National League
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 3:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m.
Miami at New York, 6:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at Colorado, 7:10 p.m.
Washington at San Diego, 7:40 p.m.
Philadelphia at San Francisco, 8:05 p.m.

Search the Biz Guide

Southern Health-Santé Sud, QuickCare Clinic and Community Health Services will be moving to the Bethesda Primary Care Centre

10 August 2017 9:00 am

Bethesda Primary Care Centre, Steinbach





The Manitoba Personalized Lifestyle Research Program

15 August 2017 12:00 am - 30 November 2017 6:00 am

Bethesda Regional Health Centre Campus Parking Lot, Steinbach





Donate your new/used soccer gear for kids

16 August 2017 12:00 am - 19 August 2017 9:00 pm

Hanover Soccer Club - Donation Station, Steinbach





Large Garage Sale

17 August 2017 9:00 am - 19 August 2017 6:00 pm

, Steinbach





Login