The Steinbach Pistons finished their home and home against the Selkirk Steelers with a commanding 7-3 win. Over the two games the Pistons outscored the Steelers 15-6 and is yet to be scored on, on the penalty kill.
The Steelers opened the scoring just over 3 minutes into the game. Lucas Brennan got a lucky bounce off the end boards giving him the puck right in front of an open net making no mistake with the easy shot.
Halfway through the first Quinton Pepper drove to the net on a two on one with a beautiful move, undressing the defenceman and burying the puck past Steelers goaltender Hunter Tarves tying up the game at 1 a piece.
The Steelers scored with 6 and a half minutes left in the game to go up 2-1. Tristan Thompson got a nice shot off that was hard for Pistons goaltender Simon Harkness to read.
From then on out the Pistons put the pedal to the metal scoring 6 unanswered goals through the next two periods and didn’t look back. Dawson Milliken scored on the powerplay early in the second. Owen Weihs scored an even strength goal 24 seconds later to build upon their momentum.
The Pistons had a very effective forecheck which produced many scoring chances for the team with a few of them resulting in goals. Ty Paisley scored at the midway mark of the period from a nice feed by forward Matty Harrold. Dawson Milliken got his second goal of the game batting the puck out the air showing off his hand eye coordination.
Building off that 4 goal second period Jack Rogers scored on the PK with assists from David Cote and Dawson Milliken capping off Milliken’s 3-point night.
Davis Fry closed out the Pistons scoring, scoring at the 11:14 mark of the third. The Steelers had one last breath of fight scoring late in the third to make the game 7-3 which ended up being the final score.
The third period some grit and emotion come out as there was some post whistle scrums and almost a fight between Pistons Ty Paisley and Steelers Eric Krywy resulting in both getting a 10-minute misconduct.
The Pistons finished the preseason with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss and remained perfect on the PK throughout all of exhibition. The Pistons look forward to their home opener on Saturday, September 18 against the Selkirk Steelers! Puck drop is at 7:30 at T.G. Smith Centre.