The Steinbach Pistons lost to the Selkirk Steelers by a score of 4-1 Saturday evening in Selkirk.
The Steelers opened the scoring midway through the first period with a powerplay goal. Tyson Smith set up Carter Cormier at the right faceoff dot with a one timer who got it past Cole Plowman to make it 1-0.
The Pistons took their fair share of penalties in the first period and was able to go 3/4 on the penalty kill in the opening frame.
Selkirk would extend their lead at the 3:18 mark of the second period to make it 2-0. Aidan Anderson put the puck on net with it sneaking through Plowman’s pads and Mathieu Moreira tapped the puck in behind Plowman in the crease.
With just under a minute and a half remaining in the second period the Pistons would get on the board. Nick Mikan picked up a loose puck at the left faceoff dot and wired it top corner past Hunter Tarves to make it 2-1.
Selkirk would restore the two-goal lead with another powerplay goal midway through the third period. Tyson Smith got the puck to Lucas Brennan who then put it glove side past Plowman to make it 3-1.
The Pistons would battle hard to try and even up the score but a mixture of taking penalties and not being able to generate much offence hindered them from finding the back of the net.
Selkirk would seal the win with an empty netter as Ethan Brown would send it the length of the ice and into the net to make it 4-1.