Article Courtesy of Dave Anthony of Steinbachonline.com
It took another strong third period for the Steinbach Pistons to defeat the Winnipeg Blues 6-4 on Saturday night, wrapping up a home and home set with two straight wins
Much like the night before, it was the Blues that got the scoring started with a pair of first period goals. The first from Luke Seremet while the second from Dexter Kuczek was scored on a two-man advantage.
In the second, Winnipeg struck again as Levi Cudmore scored his second in as many games to make it 3-0.
The Pistons would finally get on the board when Tyson McConnell scored his fourth of the year off a beautiful feed from Will Koop to cut the lead to 3-1. Jaret Lalli also had an assist on the goal.
Austin Heidemann continued his recent hot streak after taking a perfect aerial pass from Mark Taraschuk and buried on the breakaway to make it a 3-2 hockey game.
The Blues would get one back with just 36 seconds remaining in the period when Dawson Anderson snapped one off the post to make it 4-2 Blues heading into the third.
In the third period, the Blues got into penalty trouble. A lot of penalty trouble.
The Pistons would convert with three straight goals, all scored on the man advantage.
First, it was Mark Taraschuk (3) scoring in his second straight game with Koop and Jack Johnson getting the assists.
Bradley Schoonbaert quickly followed that up with his team-leading 10th of the year with Darby Gula and Braden Purtill getting the helpers. The
The power play party came to an end when Declan Graham put his team in front 5-4 with his first of the season from Heidemann and Schoonbaert.
Heidemann capped off the period with his second of the game and fourth goal of the year from Purtill and Schoonbaert to wrap up a 6-4 win.
Matt Radomsky picked up his 4th win of the year making 13 saves.
The power play finished 3 for 8 and the penalty kill was 5 for 6.
Head coach Paul Dyck shared his thoughts on the newly acquired Brendan Martin after the game on Saturday. “He’s a guy that can score and a guy with some edge. He was a sought-after player, not just in our league but in a few leagues. He’s going to be a good addition to our lineup.”
Dyck hopes that Martin and injured forward Danny Pion could both be back in the lineup come Wednesday night when the Portage Terriers come to town.
Home Sweet Home
Steinbach will start a 5 game homestand on Wednesday vs Portage. Puck drop is set for 7:30 pm.
Games vs Swan Valley (Friday) and OCN (Sunday) are set before back to back contests with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines (Oct 25th and 28th).