The Steinbach Pistons moved to 3-0 in pre-season play, defeating the Selkirk Steelers 6-1 Sunday evening in front over 300 fans at the T.G. Smith Centre.
The Pistons only had two of their returning players in the line-up, suiting up defenseman Braden Compton and forward Julien Koga.
The Drew Anderson, Bradley Schoonbaert and Vaught Dupre line attributed for the first three Pistons goals, combining for seven points, each player finding the back of the net once.
The Steelers did amount one goal in the dying minute of the 1st period when Tristian Ezako tipped in a rebound just outside of the blue paint to make it 2-1 going into the 1st period intermission.
Steinbach’s Scott Petkau scored a 2nd period goal, while William Cruise and Joe Carney found the back of the net in the third. Carney had a great game on the blue line, using his big frame in the defensive zone and in the offensive zone accumulating one goal and two assists.
Luke Armsbaugh, Joe Olson, Cruise and Koga also picked up assists in the game.
Jeremy Wik started in net for Steinbach allowing the lone Selkirk goal, while Bailey Funk stood tall in the later part of the game not allowing a goal. Both goaltenders were rarely challenged as the Pistons outshot their opponents 36-20.
The Pistons are back on the ice this Friday when they host the Fort Frances Lakers for the second game of their home-in-home series this preseason. The Pistons defeated the Lakers 4-2 back on Friday in Ontario.