The Steinbach Pistons scored 3 goals in the third period to make a game of it, but it was the OCN Blizzard that finished on top 7-5 Friday night at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Center.
Steinbach trailed 5-2 heading into the final frame, but goals from Hayden Goderis, Colton Veloso and Dan Taillefer tied it all up before OCN regained the lead with just over 4 minutes to play. An empty netter sealed the Pistons fate. Head coach and GM Paul Dyck was pleased with the effort that was put forth in the 3rd period. “I felt they responded well, they fought back and showed they came to play.”
Tyler Penner and Julien Koga had the other goals for Steinbach. Former Piston Ryan Pruden had a hat-trick. With Taillefer’s goal in the third, he stretched his point streak to 13 games, tying a franchise record. The Pistons went 1-for-5 on the power play while going 8-for-9 on the penalty kill.
The Pistons continue their 3 game road trip on Saturday with a visit to Swan Valley for a date with the Stampeders. Catch that game starting at 7:15 with pre-game show at 7:15Pon SteinbachOnline.com.