The Steinbach Pistons beat the Selkirk Steelers Friday evening in Selkirk by a score of 5-3.
The Steelers opened the scoring quickly with Cameron Hibbert scoring just 37 seconds into the game. The Steelers added to their lead just past the 6-minute mark as Sheldon Howard made the game 2-0.
The Pistons answered back, cutting the lead in half as Dawson Milliken tipped Langley Kruggel’s shot from the point to make the game 2-1.
At the end of the first period the score was 2-1 for the Steelers with the shot totals 10-9 for the Pistons.
The second saw some good back and forth hockey, as both teams got some good scoring chances but both goaltenders turned everything away. Steinbach was able to apply a lot of pressure, keeping lots of the play in the Selkirk zone.
With just under 5-minutes left in the period Travis Hensrud scored off a beautiful backdoor pass from Cooper Rice tying the game 2-2.
The game was tied 2-2 going into the second intermission with the shot totals 25-13 for the Pistons.
The Steelers restored their lead with Dante Ballarin scoring just under 5-minutes into the third period making it 3-2.
The Pistons tied the game back up at 3-3 at the 8:12 mark of the third period as Zac Patrick scored on a nice solo effort, making and end-to-end rush and getting it past Hunter Tarves.
Steinbach got their first lead of the game with Zac Patrick getting his second goal of the game, scoring on the powerplay with a shot from the point going post and in. Braden Birnie got the assist on the play.
Selkirk tried to make a final push to tie it up again, but the Pistons fended them off and Cooper Rice got an empty netter to seal the 5-3 victory.