Courtesy of Steinbachonline.com – Written by Dave Anthony
Steinbach suffered their first loss of the season, albeit in overtime to the OCN Blizzard on Saturday night 2-1.
The Pistons played a very solid road period to open the game, limiting chances and generating opportunities off the rush. Both teams had a few shots on goal, but neither team found the back of the net and the first ended 0-0.
Early in the 2nd, OCN got the first goal to make it 1-0 Blizzard. Steinbach battled back after a nice forechecking job from Vaughn Dupree freed up the puck to Troy Williams at the point, who fired a pass to Darby Gula who let go a perfect wrist shot that was expertly deflected by Bradley Schoonbaert to tie the game at 1.
Both teams had a few chances in the third but Steinbach, led by their penalty kill, got the game into the 3 on 3 overtime tied at 1.
Both teams traded chances in the extra frame, but it was the Blizzard that capitalized on a 2 on 1 to give the Pistons their first loss of the season. Steinbach still has got at least a point in 14 consecutive games.
Matt Radomsky started for the Pistons and made 26 saves while Steinbach fired 36 shots on goal. The power play went an unimpressive 0-5, but the penalty kill was strong 4-4.
The same two teams meet in OCN Sunday afternoon with the puck dropping at 2 pm. Catch the game on Mix 96.7 FM or SteinbachOnline.com with the pre-game show starting at 1:45 pm.