When he’s not stopping pucks for the Steinbach Pistons, Roman Bengert is busy helping out in the community ─ earning him the Manitoba Pork-MJHL Peak Performer of the Month of December.
Bengert, 19, is involved in a number of community activities including spending time each week assisting and tutoring students at Steinbach Christian School. Recently, he was active with the Southeast Helping Hands organization packing community Christmas food hampers.
“In addition to his school visits, Roman works with young goalies from various levels of amateur hockey on skill development while being a positive role-model,” said MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis. “Roman personifies the type of community involvement we encourage within our league.”
Off the ice, Bengert is having an excellent season, reflected in 17 wins in 23 games. The native of Cole Harbour, N.S., also has two shutouts this season.
Steinbach Pistons goaltender Roman Bengert spent time in Mrs Smith’s grade 3 class at the Steinbach Christian School this past week.
Benjamin was one of the lucky students who got to spend one-on-one time with Roman. “We admire how much the Pistons give back to their community,” said the SCS.
The Steinbach Pistons strongly believe in giving back and being involved in the community. The Pistons set an annual goal to volunteer a total of 1500 hours as a team throughout southeastern Manitoba.