The Steinbach Pistons lost by a score of 5-3 to the Dauphin Kings Friday evening, ending their 7-game win streak.
The Pistons opened the scoring just over halfway through the opening frame as their red-hot top line got to work. Ty Paisley and Davis Fry entered the zone on a 2 on 1 with Paisley finding Fry who made no mistake putting it past Cole Sheffield.
Dauphin would make the game even at 1 with just under 2-minutes left on the powerplay. Ethan Williment scored unassisted with a wrist shot from the slot.
The game was tied 1-1 going into the first intermission with the shot totals 15-8 for the Pistons.
The third period was a bit of a different story with Dauphin opening up the game and taking the lead while Cole Sheffield made some highlight reel saves.
Rylan Gibbs gave the Kings the lead at the 11:04 mark of the second period with Connor Picard and Owen Wareham getting the assists.
In the final 3-minutes of the second period the Kings would add two more goals, 55-seconds apart. Jayden Harris scored from Mason Smith and Anthony Bax and Jovan Malay scored from Riley Borody.
Dauphin went into the second intermission up 4-1 with Steinbach outshooting Dauphin 33-22.
Steinbach brought the game to within 2 with Warren Clark scoring his first goal of the season on the powerplay. Davis Fry set up Clark by the left faceoff dot who then put a wrist shot in the back of the net making it 4-2.
Dauphin quickly foiled any momentum Steinbach was trying to create as they restored the 3-goal lead just over a minute later with Alex Senf scoring.
Steinbach made it 5-3 with just over a minute remaining with Leo Chambers tipping Ian Amsbaugh’s shot in front, but it was too little too late as Dauphin would go on to secure the 5-3 win.
Both team’s special teams got a lot of ice time as each team took 10 penalties. Steinbach went 1/6 on the powerplay while Dauphin went 1/7 on the powerplay.
The Pistons look to get back at it Sunday afternoon as they have a rematch against the Kings at the TG Smith Centre.