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5-Goal First Period Propels Pistons to 7-1 Win

The Steinbach Pistons winning streak continues as they downed the Virden Oil Capitals Sunday afternoon by a score of 7-1.

The Pistons opened the scoring just under 5-minutes into the first period. Davis Fry found Landon Roberts cutting towards the net who then put it past Owen LaRocque to make it 1-0.

3-minutes later Steinbach extended their lead to 2-0 with a powerplay goal. Ty Paisley made a nice move around a Virden defender and wrapped it around the net and banked it off LaRocque and into the net.

Just under 2-minutes later Steinbach found the back of the net, making it 3-0. Josh Nelson put a shot on net that got tipped with Neo Kiemeney finding the rebound and potting the puck.

Steinbach would not take their foot off the gas as they would score again to make it 4-0 at the 13:45 mark of the first period. Dawson Milliken found Davis Fry who made a cut in front of the net, putting it past LaRocque.

Ian Amsbaugh capped off the 5-goal period for the Pistons at the 17:59 mark of the period. Amsbaugh picked up the puck off a weird bounce off the boards, faked going around the net and tucked it in to make it 5-0.

The second period did not see any goals but both teams’ penalty kills got some action as the Pistons killed off three penalties and the Oil Capitals killed off one.

Virden finally broke the shutout at the 2:11 mark of the second period. Ethan Guthrie put a shot on net with Davis Chorney finding the rebound and putting it past Cole Plowman to make it 5-1.

Steinbach restored the 5-goal lead just under 2-minutes later to make it 6-1. Ian Amsbaugh got his second of the game as he got the puck behind the net and jammed it short side past Eric Reid.

Dawson Milliken closed out the scoring for Steinbach as he got the seventh and Smitty’s Steinbach pancake goal on the powerplay to make it 7-1. The Pistons got a 5 on 3 as the Oil Capitals took a roughing penalty and double minor for high-sticking that the linesman saw and called. Milliken got the loose puck in the slot as a sliding Virden player took out their goalie and he put it home to secure the 7-1 victory.