Courtesy of TheCarillon.com
As expected, following their 4-3 overtime victory over the Swan Valley Stampeders Saturday night at the MTS Iceplex in their second and final game of the MJHL Showcase, the Steinbach Pistons are among the leaders in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League standings.
The Pistons, 4-1 winners over Waywayseecappo Friday night at the Showcase, won their third game in a row with the big win over the Stampeders, which they accomplished in dramatic fashion. Trailing 3-2 late in the game, Cole Smith notched the equalizer for the Pistons on the powerplay with only 34 seconds remaining in regulation on a goal set by Hayden Goderis and Denis Bosc.
Defenceman James Shearer then scored the winner 3:29 into overtime, again set up by Goderis and Bosc.
The line of Goderis, Bosc and Bradley Schoonbaert, who scored twice in the win over Wayway the previous night, had quite the evening as Goderis had a goal and three helpers, Schoonbaert a goal and an assist and Bosc chipped in with three key assists on the night.
Steinbach took a 2-0 lead in the first on goals by Goderis and Schoonbaert, outshooting the Stampeders 17-3 in the process. But the Stampeders stormed back with three straight goals before the late game heroics by the Pistons.
The Pistons outshot the Stampeders 44-22 in the game, including 4-0 in overtime.
The Pistons will travel to Winkler on Tuesday for a showdown with the Flyers as both teams are now 3-1 on the season.