January 27, 2015
Submitted by Steinbach Pistons
The Steinbach Pistons are excited to announce that 20 year-old defenseman David Robertson has committed to the Norwich University of the NCAA Division III.
This is more good news out of Pistons camp as the organization saw its third NCAA commitment this season in less than two weeks. Their recent roster deadline acquisition from the Portage Terriers will be a part of one of the top programs in Division III next year.
“I’m pretty excited,” said the Bossivian product about playing for Norwich, who are currently ranked number one in Division 3. “It’s something that has been in the back of my head over the last couple of years. It’s nice to know where I’m going next year.”
Robertson may have only played 10 games for the Pistons so far since being acquired from the Portage Terriers. However, the Boissevain product was originally an up–and-coming Piston, scoring his first junior goal with the Pistons as an alternate player back in the 2011-2012 season.
“Exciting news for David and our organization,” said Pistons Head Coach and General Manger Paul Dyck about the Southwest Cougar alumni. “It’s another player who will be moving on to the next level.”
The 6’2’’ 210lb blue-liner played for the Estevan Bruins of the SJHL for the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 seasons. He was then acquired earlier this season by the Portage Terriers. The Pistons re-acquired their former prospect because of his gritty defensive play.
“He brings a lot of maturity and stability and he has been great with the younger players,” Dyck said. “Hopefully, he will be a big contributor as we move towards the playoffs.”
Robertson says it’s nice to know what will be happening at the end of his junior career. He also mentions that when he’s not busy battling in the corners for the Norwich Cadets he will be taking some business courses in the classroom.