New name, new number, no problem in goal for Matt Radomsky, as he made 18 saves for his 2ndshutout of the season as the Pistons cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Winkler Flyers Tuesday night.
Wearing beautiful special edition Movember jerseys to continue the fight against cancer and men’s health issues, the Pistons took care of their own zone as they turned Winkler away time and time again.
Radomsky, wearing #35 for the night, was rock solid in goal for the Pistons. Flyers goalie Britt League was also good for his team tonight with 22 saves, but took the loss in goal for Winkler.
It was a scoreless first period, but a good one for both sides as the effort and compete levels were high right from the drop of the puck. The Pistons outshot Winkler 9-4 in a good defensive period.
Boedey Vaeth got the Pistons on the board 1:55 into the second period, as Brady Tatro spun around below the goal line and fed Vaeth a pass all in one motion, who potted home his 9thof the season for a 1-0 lead. Brendan Martin also had the bonus assist on the goal.
The Flyers started getting momentum in the middle part of the hockey game, but never really got close to getting a quality scoring chance. The closest Winkler got to tying the game was a backhand shot by Caydon Meyer that fluttered on goal. Radomsky made the initial save, and a mad scramble for the puck resulted in a cleared puck from the goal crease. Four Pistons defenders came back and blocked out the Flyers from getting their sticks on the rebound.
Vaeth got his second of the game with 2:56 left in the second, as Troy Williams walked in and slid a beautiful pass to the Lorette native who tapped it in for a 2-0 lead. The goal gave Vaeth 10 goals on the season, becoming the fifth Piston to reach double digits in goals this season. (Brady Tatro, Brendan Martin, Tyson McConnell and Tanner Mole are the other four.)
Speaking of Tyson McConnell, he increased the lead for Steinbach 2:27 into the third period. Coming out from below the goal line, Kyle Bettens found McConnell all alone in front of League, and the captain potted home his 11thof the season, with Bettens and Jack Kilroy picking up the helpers.
Radomsky and the Pistons defense shut down the Flyers the rest of the way as the Pistons skated away with two points.
There was no scoring done on special teams in this one. The Pistons were 0 for 4, while the Flyers were 0 for 3.
UP NEXT: The Pistons are in Virden on Thursday night for a showdown with the Oil Caps. Steinbach will be back at the TG Smith Centre for a crucial two game set with the Swan Valley Stampeders on Saturday and Sunday night. You can get your tickets for that game online at Steinbachpistons.ca.