The Steinbach Pistons are extremely proud to announce that Justin
Baudry has accepted a Scholarship to the Bemidji State University
Beavers. This caps an exceptional season for the young defenseman.
“I am very honored to have committed to the Bemidji State University
Beavers. I feel it is a great fit for me personally and as a player.
They have a great organization and coaching staff and I look forward to
my future at Bemidji” remarks Baudry.
The 1996 born Baudry cracked the Pistons lineup in the fall and
became the only 16 year old defenseman in the MJHL. He was selected to
play for Team West at the U-17 Tournament that was held in Quebec during
the Christmas and New Year season.
His stellar 1st season did not go unrewarded. He was named
the Pistons Rookie of the Year while also being the recipient of the
Pistons Academic Excellence Award. He was named MJHL Rookie of the Month
for September, named to the MJHL All Star Rookie Team and was a runner
up for the MJHL Rookie of the Year.
“Justin came in to camp last fall determined to make our team and
showed us during the pre-season that he was ready to make the step to
Junior hockey. He plays a very poised and patient game and has good
vision. He is efficient at moving the puck out of our zone, an attribute
we are always looking for in a defenseman. Justin has a lot of upside
and we look forward to seeing him continue to grow as a player. Justin
has great character and I am sure this made Justin even more appealing
to Bemidji. Head Coach Tom Serratore and his assistants Bert Gilling and
Ted Belisle run an excellent program and believe Justin will be a great
addition to their team in the future.” Head Coach and GM, Paul Dyck.
Baudry will be back in a Pistons uniform this season. He finished
last season with with 3 goals and 23 assists in 51 games and added 2
assists in the playoffs and helped the Pistons secure their first
Turnbull Cup Championship.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)