The Steinbach Pistons won their 5th consecutive game by a score of 3-0 over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines Friday night at the T.G. Smith Centre.
It took the Pistons 26 regular season games to finally shutout one of their opponents, and now they have limited opposing teams to no goals on three occasions in their past eight games. The Pistons have stepped up defensively overall of late allowing 13 goals in their past 10 games.
Steinbach looked a little sluggish out of the gate, but started to pick up their pace towards the end of the period scoring the game’s first goal at 16:17. It was forward Mackenzie Graham tallying his 12th of the season from Schoonbaert and Goderies.
Hayden Goderis added another goal for Steinbach on the power play at 6:42 of the second and Schoonbaert closed out the scoring with the game’s third goal at 3:02 of the final period.
The Wolverines goaltender made quite a few key saves to keep the game close, stopping a total of 48 shots out of the 51 sent at his net. Pistons Roman Bengert picked up his second shutout of the season, improving his record to 16-4 with a 1.98 GAA and a .934 SV%.
The Pistons travel to Bemidji State University on Saturday to watch a Beavers practice, tour their facility and then watch a Beavers game in the evening. The trip is intended to give the players an idea of what it could look like to potentially play for a NCAA Division 1 school.
Steinbach is back on home ice on Wednesday when they host the Winnipeg Blues 7:30PM at the T.G. Smith Centre.