The Steinbach Pistons fell short 2-1 in game 7 versus the Dauphin Kings. The Kings will be taking home the Turnbull Trophy and representing the MJHL at the Centennial Cup in Estevan.
Dawson Milliken opened the scoring at the 12:08 mark of the first period shorthanded. The Pistons won an offensive draw with the puck going back to Bryce Kilbourne. Kilbourne sent a shot through traffic on the net with Dawson Milliken grabbing the rebound and sliding it past Carson Cherepak to go up 1-0.
Dauphin took a late penalty with 6 seconds left in the first period to put the Pistons on the powerplay for the beginning of the second period.
Steinbach was up 1-0 after the first period of play with the shot totals 14-5 for the Pistons.
Dauphin tied the game up just over a minute into the second period with a shorthanded goal of their own. Logan Calder picked up a loose puck in the slot and ripped it past Will Hambley making it 1-1.
Both teams battled hard, each getting scoring chances and generating good offence, but the score remained tied going into the second intermission.
Dauphin would take their first lead and score the game winning goal with just under eight and half minutes left in the game. Brayden Dube picked Zach Power’s pocket in the slot and put it in the net making it 2-1.
Steinbach would battle hard, trying to make one final push and find the tying goal. Travis Hensrud sprung on a breakaway with just over a minute to go but Carson Cherepak made a jaw dropping glove save to keep the game 2-1.
Dauphin would hold of the Steinbach Pistons and secure the 2-1 win and bring home the Turnbull Trophy.