The Steinbach Pistons were all over the score board last night as they beat the Dauphin Kings by a score of 8-1.
Hunter Degelman opened the scoring at the 7:06 mark of the first period. With a scramble in front of the net, Degelman found the loose puck and put it in the net to make it 1-0.
The Pistons made it 2-0 just under a minute later. Ian Amsbaugh found Leo Chambers on a backdoor feed who tapped it home.
With just over 6-minutes remaining in the period Steinbach made it 3-0 on the powerplay. Ty Paisley from behind the net found Nate Goodbrandson out front who put it over the left shoulder of Keaton Woolsey.
Steinbach went into the first intermission up 3-0 with the shot totals 11-9 for the Kings.
The Pistons got right back to work with Nate Goodbrandson scoring his second of the game making it 4-0 midway through the second period. Neo Kiemeney got the puck in the slot and put a backhand on net. The puck squeaked through with Goodbrandson tapping it in.
Nate Goodbrandson completed the natural hattrick on the powerplay a minute and a half later, making it 5-0. The Pistons were cycling the offensive zone with Goodbrandson crossing the puck to Davis Fry who then crossed it right back to Goodbrandson who made no mistake putting it top corner.
A couple of minutes later Ty Paisley made a nice move to get around the defender and get a breakaway but was tripped up and awarded a penalty shot. Paisley brought the puck back and forth and put it top corner making it 6-0.
Dauphin ended the shutout bid at the 15:06 mark of the second period as Alex Senf tipped a shot from the point over the glove of Dominik Wasik, making it 6-1.
Steinbach was up 6-1 after two periods of play with the shot totals 23-22 for the Dauphin Kings.
Steinbach made it 7-1 just over two minutes into the third period as Daniel O’Neill got his first of the season. The Pistons entered the offensive zone with a 3 on 2 where Brett Kaiser found O’Neill who put it glove side.
The Pistons hot line of Paisley, Hensrud and Fry closed out the scoring a couple minutes later. Hugo Larkin tried to centre the puck, putting it off Hensrud’s skate and right to Ty Paisley who found a wide-open Davis Fry with a cross crease pass who put it in making it 8-1.
In the final minutes of the game a fight broke out between Hunter Degelman and Aidan Brook with it ending with Degelman taking down Brook. The Pistons closed it out as Dominik Wasik stood tall and was locked in, stopping 36/37 shots. Wasik played great in net, making some highlight reel saves.