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Hensrud Hat Trick Propels Pistons to Win Over Freeze

The Steinbach Pistons beat the Winnipeg Freeze by a score of 4-1 Wednesday evening at the Hockey for All Centre.

The Pistons opened the scoring at the 7:21 mark of the first period. Warren Clark found Travis Hensrud in the slot who one timed it past Michael O’Sullivan to make it 1-0 for the Pistons.

After the first period the Pistons were up 1-0 while outshooting the Freeze 12-4.

The Freeze would tie it up early in the second period. Naaman Hofer put a shot on net with Tristan Bear tipping it past Cole Plowman to make it 1-1.

The Pistons would restore the one goal lead just over halfway through the second period. Travis Hensrud had a beautiful give and go with Leo Chambers who got the puck to Hensrud out front who tapped it home for his second goal of the game to make it 2-1.

Briggs Jowett on the Freeze would be assessed a two-minute minor and a game misconduct for boarding, sending the Pistons to the powerplay. The Pistons would take advantage and extend the lead to 3-1 on the man advantage. Ian Amsbaugh’s shot from the point got blocked but he got the loose puck and found Leo Chambers in the high slot who one timed it into the net.

The Pistons would lock it down in the third period and Travis Hensrud would complete the hat trick as he got the empty netter in the final minute of the game to seal the 4-1 win.