The Pistons lost a hard-fought game against the Winnipeg Blues Friday evening by a score of 5-2 at the TG Smith Centre.
The Pistons had their Remembrance Day game Friday, November 12. The Pistons had different military personnel and war veterans in attendance for the ceremonial puck drop, while also having bag pipes played and a moment of silence for all of those who have sacrificed their lives.
The Steinbach Pistons got to work quick as Quinton Pepper scored on a rebound off a nice drive by Jack Rogers to put the Pistons up 1-0 just 31 seconds into the game.
The Blues would go on to tie the game at the 8:25 mark as Mathieu Moreira scored off a beautiful back handed shot from between the hashmarks.
With under 3 minutes to go in the first period Jaden Ostrowski would score for the Blues off a nice wrist shot making the game 2-1.
The Blues led after the first period 2-1, with the shot totals 13-11 for the Pistons.
The majority of the second period remained 2-1 until there was just over 3 minutes left in the period. Davis Fry gave a beautiful pass to Dawson Milliken to put him on the breakaway and he made no mistake, potting the puck and tying the game up at 2-2.
The Pistons were outshooting the Blues 27-23 after two periods with the game tied at 2.
The Blues restored their one goal lead 5 and half minutes into the third period when the red-hot Josiah Vanderhooft scored with assists coming from Eric Fawkes and Brayden Foreman.
The Blues extended the lead to two goals on the powerplay as Michael Tanchak got the puck past Simon Harkness.
Josiah Vanderhooft finished off the game with an empty net goal and solidifying the 5-2 win.