The Steinbach Pistons are pleased to announce that 20 year-old defenseman Eddie Eades has committed to Concordia College of the NCAA Division 3.
It was a pretty straight forward decision for the 6’6” tall d-man who calls East Grand Forks, Minnesota home. Concordia College is just down the road in Moorhead, Minnesota and will provide Eades with a great opportunity to use his hockey ability to further his education.
“Eddie was a very solid addition for us this year,” said Paul Dyck, Pistons Head Coach and General Manager. “He has a strong understanding of the game and bought into what we were attempting to accomplish.”
Eades played for his high school team at East Grand Forks High as a 16, 17 and 18 year-old. He then moved on to the NAHL as a 19 year-old, playing for the Brookings Blizzard. He finished his junior career with the Steinbach Pistons.
“I’d like to thank the Pistons for a great junior hockey experience,” said Eades. “I feel like I grew a lot as a hockey player over the course of last season and I owe a lot to my coaches and teammates for making this past season memorable. I’m excited to move on to University and continue my education and playing career at Concordia College next fall.”
Eades’ right shot proved to be valuable on the power play. He contributed 1 goal, 33 assists and 43 penalty minutes in 57 games.
“We would like to thank Eddie for his contributions to our program, and I’m sure he will be missed by the students at Elmdale School,” Dyck said about Eades, who spent many hours volunteering at the local elementary school.
The Pistons organization thank Eades for his dedication to the team and community while in Steinbach this past season.