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Pistons top Kings to sweep MJHL Showcase games

Matt Radomsky made it back-to-back shutouts for the goaltending tandem of the Pistons, as he made 21 saves during the Pistons 3-0 win over the Dauphin Kings Wednesday afternoon.

With the win, Steinbach swept both games at the 2017 Old Dutch MJHL Showcase, as they defeated the Swan Valley Stampeders yesterday 4-0. Will Koop scored a goal and added an assist, and Mark Wilson tallied two helpers as they were the only Pistons to register multi-point games. Justin Anderson of the Kings was stellar in the Dauphin net as he made 47 saves to keep his team in the game.

The Pistons got on the board halfway through the first period, when Daniel McKitrick potted home a rebound after a Mark Taraschuk shot to make it 1-0. For McKitrick it was his 13th of the season, and his 3rd goal during the 2017 MJHL Showcase. The assists went to Taraschuk and Wilson on the play. Late in the first period, Will Koop threw a centering pass on the tape of Braden Purtill, who made no mistake for the 2-0 lead at the 17:49 mark of the period. Purtill notched his 21st of the season from Koop and Jaret Lalli.

The Kings controlled the latter stages of the first and beginning of the second period, however Radomsky turned them away each time. There was no scoring in the period, although both teams came close to doing so.

The Pistons concluded the scoring early in the third, as Koop scored his 15th goal of the year at the 2:02 mark of the period from Wilson.

SPECIAL TEAMS

The Pistons went 0 for 5 on the power play, but they went a perfect 9 of 9 on the penalty kill, including a huge 5 on 3 that they killed off in the final minutes to seal it.

UP NEXT: The Pistons return home to the TG Smith Centre this weekend, as they play host to the Virden Oil Capitals on Saturday, followed by their final game this season against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on Sunday. Puck drop on Saturday is scheduled for 7:30 pm.