The Steinbach Pistons beat the Portage Terriers by a score of 6-1 Sunday evening in Portage at Stride Place.
Steinbach got to work quickly as they opened the scoring 14 seconds into the game. The top line struck again as Travis Hensrud scored from Davis Fry and Ty Paisley to make it 1-0.
With just over 5-minutes left in the first period the Pistons made it 2-0. Hunter Degelman took a shot from the left face-off dot, getting it past Terrier’s goaltender Bailey Monteith.
The red-hot Pistons penalty kill kept up the elite penalty killing in the first period as they killed off Nick Mikan’s double minor for kneeing and Josh Nelson’s minor for tripping.
Steinbach made it 3-0 with a powerplay goal at the 12:32 mark of the second period. Davis Fry won the draw back to Warren Clark. Clark put a shot on net with the puck flipping over Monteith and Travis Hensrud put it in the back of the net.
Portage got on the board at the 16:15 mark of the period as Austin Peters scored from Austin McLean and Ryan Botterill to make it 3-1.
Steinbach went into the second intermission up 3-1 with the shot totals 28-21 for the Terriers.
The Pistons made it 4-1 just over 6-minutes into the third period. Leo Chambers dropped the puck off for Warren Clark who made a nice move around a Terriers defenceman and gave it back to Chambers who put it short side past Monteith.
Three and a half minutes later the Pistons made it 5-1. Warren Clark had the puck at the point and made a move around the Terrier player, finding Nick Mikan out front who made no mistake putting it past Monteith.
Steinbach closed out the scoring with a powerplay goal making it 6-1. Ian Amsbaugh put a shot on net and Kirk Mullen found the loose puck, scoring his first goal as a Steinbach Piston.
Domenik Wasik had yet another strong outing, stopping 39/40 en route to the Pistons 6-1 win over the Terriers.