Pistons put another game in the win column as they beat the Selkirk Steelers 4-1 in their home opener of the 2021-2022 season.
The first period saw a battle of the goalies as Pistons goaltender Simon Harkness and Steelers goaltender Hunter Tarves kept the game scoreless through the first 20 minutes. Both goalies faced multiple scoring chances but turned them all away making some highlight reel saves.
Davis Fry broke the scoreless tie 59 seconds into the second period with the apples coming from forwards Nate Goodbrandson and Zac Patrick.
Fry had the loan goal of the second period as the Pistons went into the second intermission up 1-0.
Dawson Milliken got a nice one timer goal off a sweet feed from Davin Griffin to put the Pistons up 2-0 at the 5:37 mark of period 3. Travis Hensrud added to the lead with a snipe picking the top left corner over Hunter Tarves’ shoulder to give the Pistons a 3-goal lead.
Eric Krywy ended Simon Harkness’ potential shutout, scoring with under 5 minutes left in the third period. Quinton Pepper put the nail in the coffin and secured the win for the Pistons scoring a short-handed empty net goal off a pass from Dawson Milliken and Langley Kruggel.
Both teams were perfect on the penalty kill. The Pistons secured all 4 available points in the opening weekend of the season beating the Selkirk Steelers in back-to-back games.
The Pistons look forward to their next home game this coming Friday, September 24 against the Selkirk Steelers with puck drop @ 7:30pm at the T.G. Smith Centre.