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Chorney, Johnson Lead Pistons to Victory

The Steinbach Pistons got back to their winning ways on Sunday night as they defeated the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 4-3 to wrap up their three games in three night stretch on the road.

After a lackluster effort on Saturday night, the Pistons came out and scored the game’s opening goal as Riley Bruce (3), tipped home a shot to make it 1-0 Steinbach. Vaughn Dupre and Jordan Bochinski chipped in with the assists. They also had the edge in shots after 20 minutes of play 10-6.

In the middle period, it was Steinbach pushing hard to increase their lead, but it was the Wolverines that found the back of the net. Two goals on broken defensive plays resulted in the Pistons trailing 2-1 by the midway point of the second. The Pistons were able to knot the game up 2-2 thanks to Carter Chorney scoring his 5th of the season from Jack Johnson and Drew Anderson. “Our lines have been buzzing all weekend,” Chorney said after the game. “It was great to contribute to a win.”

In the third, it was Johnson finding the back of the net for his 3rd of the year from Chorney and Darby Gula. Tyler Anderson extended his point streak to 15 games, matching a Pistons record set by Dan Taillefer, with a goal that pushed the lead to 4-2. Wyatt Hinson and Danny Pion had the assists on the goal.

The Wolverines made a game of it, scoring seconds after the Anderson goal but it’s as close as they would get as the final horn sounded in a 4-3 Steinbach win.

Roman Bengert was solid making 18 saves on the night. Steinbach had 39 shots on goal. The power play finished 0-1 while the penalty kill was 2-2.

The final road game of Steinbach’s regular season is Wednesday against the Neepawa Natives before they return home to face the Portage Terriers on Friday night.