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Dominant First Period Leads Pistons to 8th Win in a Row

The Steinbach Pistons beat the Selkirk Steelers by a score of 5-2 Tuesday evening in Selkirk to make it 8 wins in a row.

The Selkirk Steelers opened the scoring just under 5-minutes into the game with a powerplay goal. Lucas Brennan put the puck on net with Ethan Brown finding the rebound and putting past Dominik Wasik to make it 1-0.

The Pistons tied it up with a powerplay goal of their own at the 7:26 mark of the first period. Nick Mikan made a nice move behind the net and wrapped it around to make it 1-0.

Steinbach took the lead two and a half minutes later to make it 2-1. The Pistons entered the zone with a 3 on 2 with Warren Clark centering the puck off a Steelers player and past Hunter Tarves into the back of the net.

Steinbach extended their lead to 3-1 just under 2-minutes later. Dawson Milliken got the puck behind the net and found Landon Roberts out front who one timed the puck past Tarves.

The Pistons made it 4-1 with under 3-minutes remaining in the first period. Neo Kiemeney got the puck to Travis Hensrud who walked in and tried to get the puck across to Nate Goodbrandson but put it off a Steelers skate and into the net.

Steinbach was leading 4-1 going into the first intermission with the shot totals 16-10 for the Pistons.

In the opening minute of the second period Dawson Milliken was assessed a 2-minute minor and a 10-minute misconduct for a hit to the head, sending the Pistons to the penalty kill. The Pistons locked down the back end and successfully killed off the penalty to keep the game 4-1.

The Pistons got into a bit of penalty trouble in the third period with their solid penalty kill being put to the test.

8-minutes into the third period Langley Kruggel was assessed a 5-minute major and a game misconduct for hitting from behind. Selkirk would take advantage of this and score on the powerplay with Brandon Ambrozik scoring the goal to make it 4-2.

The Steelers got another 5-minute powerplay as Hugo Larkin got a game misconduct for fighting but the Steelers could not capitalize on the powerplay.

Steinbach would seal the game with an empty net goal with 6-second remaining. Hunter Degelman beat out the Steelers player in a foot race for the puck and found Leo Chambers out front who tapped it into the empty net.