Pistons Drop Contest 6-4 to the Steelers

The Steinbach Pistons lost to the Selkirk Steelers by a score of 6-4 Tuesday evening in Selkirk.

The Steelers opened the scoring early, scoring just 29 seconds into the game. The Pistons struggled to get the puck out of their zone with Mathieu Catellier picking up the loose puck and getting it past Dominik Wasik to make it 1-0.

The Pistons would tie the game up at the 2:50 mark of the first period. Noah Szabo got the puck down low to Kirk Mullen out front who put it off the post with Ty Paisley pouncing on the loose puck and putting it top shelf over the pads of Kirton.

Midway through the first period the Steelers would make it 2-1 with a shorthanded goal. Tyson Smith cleared the puck from the defensive zone with puck evading Dominik Wasik and going into the net.

With under two minutes remaining in the first period the Pistons tied the game up with a 5 on 3 powerplay goal. Ty Paisley kept the puck in by the far side boards, found his way net front and put the puck short side to make it 2-2.

The Pistons would take the lead early in the second period to make it 3-2. David Cote got the puck of the draw and took it down low, centering it to Landon Roberts who one timed it past Kirton.

A minute and a half later the Steelers would tie the game up again with a powerplay goal. Lucas Brennan put a shot on net from the point with Brandon Ambrozik tipping it past Wasik and into the net.

Midway through the second period the Steelers would regain the lead with another powerplay marker. Tyson Smith got the puck down low to Ambrozik who made a move out front with Owen Weihs tapping the puck in and scoring against his former club.

With just under four minutes remaining in the second period the Pistons would tie the game up with the extra attacker. Kirk Mullen found Ty Paisley with the back door feed with Paisley finding the back of the net and completing the hat trick.

At the 8:20 mark of the third period Owen Weihs would get his second goal of the game on the penalty kill. Weihs would get the puck behind the Pistons defence on the breakaway and pot the puck to make it 5-4.

Five minutes later Mathieu Catellier would get an insurance marker on the powerplay. Catellier would find the puck right in front of the net and slide it through the five hole to make it 6-4.

Selkirk would hold on for the remainder of the game to secure the 6-4 win over the Pistons, bringing their 6-game win streak to an end.