The Pistons beat the Winnipeg Freeze with complete domination Wednesday evening with a 6-0 win at the TG Smith Centre.
Steinbach opened the scoring just over a minute into the opening frame making it 1-0. Noah Szabo scored his first MJHL goal with a seeing eye shot from the point, getting past Freeze goaltender Michael O’Sullivan.
The Pistons extended their lead to 2-0 at the 12:01 mark of the first period. The Pistons entered the zone with a two on one with Landon Roberts finding Dawson Milliken who put it blocker side.
Steinbach scored their third goal of the period with two minutes remaining. Neo Kiemeney got the puck in the high slot, putting it on net with Davin Griffin batting the rebound out of the air and over O’Sullivan into the net.
The Pistons went into the first intermission up 3-0 with the shot totals 23-7 for Steinbach.
Steinbach got back on the score sheet, making it 4-0 at the 8:16 mark of the second period. Steinbach had great zone time, keeping the Freeze hemmed in their zone for a lengthy amount of time with Leo Chambers finally getting one in the back of the net. Chambers put the puck on net and followed his rebound, baseball swinging it out of the air from a sharp angle and past O’Sullivan.
With just under a minute and a half remaining in the second period the Pistons extended their lead to 5-0. Josh Nelson found Ian Amsbaugh on a stretch pass creating a two on one with Amsbaugh finding Nick Mikan with a wide-open net, putting it home.
Steinbach was up 5-0 after two periods of play with the shot totals 44-14 for the Pistons.
Travis Hensrud closed out the scoring for the Pistons in the third period to make it 6-0. Ty Paisley walked in from the right faceoff dot and found Travis Hensrud at the side of net who one timed it past O’Sullivan.
Steinbach had complete control throughout the game, shutting down all of the Freeze’s offence as they did not record a shot in the third period. Cole Plowman did not have the busiest night but looked good, turning away all 14 shots he faced.