The Steinbach Pistons beat the Portage Terriers 2-0 Wednesday evening at the TG Smith Centre.
The game between the Pistons and the Terriers was a battle of the goalies as Pistons goaltender Will Hambley and Terriers goaltender Chris Fines seemingly were turning away everything shot at them.
The Terriers got the lone penalty in the first period, putting the Pistons on the powerplay midway through the period. The Pistons however, could not capitalize on the opportunity.
At the end of the first period the shots were 18-11 for the Pistons with the score 0-0.
The second period started off with Pistons forward Davis Fry getting a double minor for kneeing and Hayden Lacquette going off for cross checking. With the 2-minutes of 4 on 4 and more room on the ice the Pistons were generating scoring chances but could not solve Chris Fines.
The Pistons controlled much of the flow as the Terriers did not register their first shot of the period till about halfway through the period.
At the end of two periods the game was still scoreless with the Pistons outshooting the Terriers 17-4 for a game total of 35-15.
With the third period underway the Pistons kept the pressure on like they did in the second period, generating lots of shots on net and keeping the Terriers to very few shots.
Chris Fines was a major reason the game was tied 0-0 as he was a brick wall in net.
The Pistons opened the scoring at the 13:53 mark on the powerplay as Davis Fry scored finding a loose puck in between the faceoff dots and putting it past Chris Fines. The assists came from Cooper Rice and Dawson Milliken.
Five minutes later the Pistons made it 2-0 as Jackson Betcher scored his first goal as a Piston scoring off a wrist shot from the point with Zach Power and Braden Birnie getting the assists.
The Pistons secured the 2-0 win with Will Hambley getting an 18 save shutout.