Season Snapshots | Part 2

Part 2 of 3  |  Taking a quick look at the 2019-20 MJHL regular season preview, with a team-by-team perspective:

Selkirk Steelers

2018-19 Season: 34-20-3-3 (74 PTS, 4th)
2019 Playoffs: Lost Round 1, Virden (4-2)
Top Returning Scorer: Carter Barley (9G,38A, 47PTS)
Estimated Veterans: 8
3 Players to Watch: Colby Jaquet (D), Brett Namaka (F), Carter Barley (F)
Coach’s Outlook: “Lots of new faces on the roster as we had lots of turnover but we’re excited about our young guys and have some very capable veterans to lead them. We like our group and hope we can gel quickly so we can be competitive down the stretch.” – Nick Lubimiv


Steinbach Pistons

2018-19 Season: 39-17-4-0 (82 PTS, 3rd)
2019 Playoffs: Lost Round 2, Swan Valley (4-2)
Top Returning Scorer: Tanner Mole (21G-11A, 32PTS)
Estimated Veterans: 11
3 Players to Watch: Kyle Bettens (F), Rylan Bettens (F), Carter Loney (F)
Coach’s Outlook: “As a staff we are encouraged by what we have seen from our team at this point. We have a blend of youth and experience, and feel that we have a number of players that are ready to take another step forward. We should be an exciting team to watch, and we look forward to working with the group for a full season.” – Paul Dyck


Swan Valley Stampeders

2018-19 Season: 42-13-3-2 (89 PTS, 2nd)
2019 Playoffs: Lost Finals, Portage (4-3)
Top Returning Scorer: Josh Maucieri (16G-23A, 39PTS)
Estimated Veterans: 6
3 Players to Watch: Josh Maucieri (F), Frazer Dodd (F), Mattias Dal Monte (G)
Coach’s Outlook: “We are very excited for the season. Last year was such a great run for the Stampeders and we have lost a lot of talent…I really believe in the group we have and we will be a hardworking hockey team.” – Geoff Grimwood


Waywayseecappo Wolverines

2018-19 Season: 28-27-2-3 (61 PTS, 8th)
2019 Playoffs: Lost Round 1, Portage (4-0)
Top Returning Scorer: Jaymes Knee (9G-21A, 30PTS), Nick Doyle (4G-26A, 30PTS)
Estimated Veterans: 13
3 Players to Watch: Anthony Bilka (F), Noah Westgate (F), Jack Kennedy (D)
Coach’s Outlook: “We want to build on the culture and success that we
were able to form last season. The desire to win from our returning
players and new faces has our coaching staff excited about this season.
We have some great personalities in the room.”
– Taylor Harnett