Courtesy of TheCarillon.com – Picture courtesy of Dave Mikkola
Rookie forward Bradley Schoonbaert scored two goals and Roman Bengert made 32 saves to post the shutout, his first of the season, as the Steinbach Pistons blanked the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 4-0 in MJHL action Friday night in Steinbach.
Schoonbaert, the Brandon product, scored a powerplay marker in the first and then made it 2-0 with a key goal with only three seconds left in the the second. Matthieu Gomercic and Mackenzie Graham added third period markers for the Pistons. Schoonbaert’s goal was his 11th of the season and ties him for the team in lead in goals with Tyler Penner and Cole Smith.
Bengert, now with a shining 13-3 record on the season, lowered his goals against average to 2.10, fourth best in the league, and his save percentage of .929 is second in the loop.
The Pistons, still third in the MJHL standings, improved to 18-6-2, and remain three points back of the second place Winkler Flyers.
All the top teams were in action last night as the Portage Terriers doubled the OCN Blizzard 4-2, Winkler rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Neepawa Natives 6-3, Dauphin edged Selkirk 5-4 and Virden got by Winnipeg 2-1.
The Pistons are back in action at home Saturday night as they host the last place Neepawa Natives at 7:30 p.m. at the T.G. Smith Centre.