The Steinbach Pistons came out on top in back-to-back nights as they beat the Dauphin Kings 5-3 on Saturday evening.
Will Hambley and Carson Cherepak both got the nod for their teams last night, making it a repeat of the goalie showdown from the night prior.
The first period didn’t see too much offence as each team had one power play with both teams being able to kill it off and both teams only getting 6 shots in the period.
The Pistons opened the scoring at the 4:20 mark of the second period as Nate Goodbrandson scored from Cooper Rice and Zac Patrick on the power play.
The Pistons extended their lead to 2-0 five minutes later as Hunter Degelman scored from Jack Rogers and Blake Norris.
Less than 30 seconds later Travis Hensrud gave the Pistons a commanding 3-0 lead with Josh Nelson and Davis Fry getting the assists. After this goal Carson Cherepak got pulled and Keaton Woolsey went in net.
The Kings wouldn’t let the Pistons go into the second intermission with a 3-goal lead as Owen Wareham scored with just over a minute left to make the game 3-1.
The Kings would bring it to within 1 goal as Luke Morris scored 5 minutes into the third period from Klim Georgiev and Slade Stanick.
Nate Goodbrandson made sure to restore the two-goal lead just over a minute later getting his second goal of the game with Jack Rogers and Cooper Rice getting the assists.
48 seconds later Garrett Hrechka brought the game back to within 1 making the game 4-3.
Jack Rogers put the nail in the coffin, getting the empty netter with 6 seconds left with Travis Hensrud getting the assists, solidifying the 5-3 win.