The Steinbach Pistons continue to have success against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines, defeating them 6-1 Wednesday night at the T.G. Smith Centre.
The Pistons are now 5-0 against the Wolverines, outscoring Wayway 22-3 during those five contests. Steinbach showed their dominance early on, outshooting the Wolverines 22-5 in the first period.
However, the Pistons were only up by one goal after 20 minutes. Schoonbaert was the goal scorer, notching his 14th of the season from Hayden Goderis and Luke Amsbaugh at 13:04.
The Pistons had a bit of a lapse in the 2nd, allowing Wayway 10 shots compared to their 7. Steinbach’s scoring leader Daniel Taillefer extended is point streak to six games with a goal in the second period. Taillefer accumulated two points Wednesday night, giving him 2 goals and 9 assists for 11 points during his recent streak.
Robert Briem helped spark his team early in the third period when he laid a big hit in front of the Pistons bench and then dropped his gloves with Brayden Cullum who was coming to his teammate’s defense. The fight went in Briem’s favor, which sparked a four-goal period for Steinbach.
Mackenzie Graham, Bradley Schoonbaert, Ryan Carlson and Tyler Anderson each added a marker for Steinbach. Despite Anderson scoring the team’s 6th goal of the game, it was memorable, tallying his first as a junior player.
Wik was close to attaining his second shutout of the season, but Wayway’s Kevin Takatch sent a puck off of Joe Carney’s skate and between the goaltender’s legs to put his team on the board.
Wik stopped 26-of-27 for his 11th win and Greg Harney steered away 37-of-43 for the loss.
The Pistons are back in action this Saturday when they continue their current 7 game homestand with back-to-back games against the OCN Blizzard. Puck drops Saturday evening 7:30 PM at the T.G. Smith Centre.