Quintin Lisoway scored two in a contest that saw the Steinbach Pistons squeak out a 4-3 win over the OCN Blizzard Saturday evening at the T.G. Smith Centre.
Lisoway began right where he left off when he scored a hat-trick and an assist in a win over the Dauphin Kings back on October 24th, which was the last game he played with the Pistons before moving on to the QMJHL.
The twenty year-old forward from Neepawa, Manitoba was paired up with Julien Koga and Jordan Bochinski and they were one of the bright spots in a game that was too close for comfort for the Pistons’ coaching staff.
The game started exactly how the Pistons drew it up when Tyler Penner scored his 18th of the season to give Steinbach a 1-0 lead 1:11 into the game.
Lisoway made it 2-0 with :30 left to when he sent a one-timer against the grain while on the move in the slot to beat Emiliem Boily.
What looked like a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission immediately got much closer when the OCN Blizzard’s Daylon Campbell scored 7 seconds later to pull the Blizzard within one goal.
LIsoway regained Steinbach’s two-goal lead just 2:04 into the 2nd frame with his 7th goal in his 7th game MJHL game this season.
However, the league’s leading scorer Logan Harland tallied his 26th of the season on the power play to again pull the Blizzard within one, making it 3-2.
And then Pistons fans were on the edge of their seats when Maverick Rafter tied the game 3-3 with just over seven minutes left to play. It looked as if the Blizzard may do what they did in Winkler on Thursday when they upset the Winkler Flyers 5-3.
But Pistons veteran forward Hayden Goderis swung the game back in Steinbach’s favor with his 15th of the season at 17:29 to give Steinbach their 29th win of the season.
Roman Bengert picked up his 18th win, stopping 25-of-28. Blizzard’s Boily was a little busier making 34 saves on 38 shots in the loss.
The Pistons will look to go 5-0 against the Blizzard this season when they host OCN for a rematch game Sunday evening 7:00 PM at the T.G. Smith Centre.