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Pistons and Steelers location attractive to prospective players
Sports, Posted on September 9, 2019
By Derek Holtom

The Steinbach Pistons beat the Selkirk Steelers 3-1 on Labour Day afternoon to officially kick off the 2019-20 Manitoba Junior Hockey League exhibition season. It was a rookie-filled affair, a model most teams employ coming out of training camp to see how their prospects and projected AP players will look mixed in against some established junior A talent.
Steinbach and Selkirk should be interesting teams to watch this season, simply due to their proximity to Winnipeg. With the Winnipeg Blues morphing into more of a “Notre Dame Hounds” model of team (more coaching, more regimented, and more cost), Winnipeg-based players who would normally have played for the Blues will have to play for another team or give up playing junior A hockey. For some, who want to play junior while also taking some university classes, they would want to play as close to home as possible, which makes the Steelers and Pistons two of the more attractable options for them to land in.

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