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Pistons Keep Ball Rolling En Route to 7th Straight Win



The Steinbach Pistons beat the Selkirk Steelers by a score of 6-3 Saturday evening to move to 7-0 on the season.

Steinbach opened the scoring just over 5-minutes into the first period making 1-0. Davis Fry won the offensive draw back to Travis Hensrud who then put it on net with Fry tipping it past Hunter Tarves.

Steinbach extended their lead to 2-0 just over halfway through the first period. Spencer Penner made a net drive and then centred the puck to Davin Griffin who drove it home.

Selkirk got on the board at the 13:47 mark of the period. Joel Purdom scored from Deshon Friesen and Zachary Brault to make it 2-1.

Steinbach restored their 2-goal lead with a powerplay goal just under a minute later making it 3-1. Nate Goodbrandson found Davis Fry at the point who put it glove side past Tarves.

Selkirk brought it back to within 1 as Zachary Brault scored glove side on Dominik Wasik making it 3-2.

Steinbach closed out the goal filled first period with 15 seconds left in the period. Langley Kruggel took a shot from the point that got past a screened Tarves who had no idea where it was making it 4-2.

At the end of the first period Steinbach was up 4-2 with the shot totals 19-9 for the Steinbach Pistons.

The second period saw a change of pace as neither team found the back of the net. Things started to get a bit chippy as Selkirk’s Alex Frank was assessed a 2-minute minor and a 10-minute misconduct for a hit to the head on Travis Hensrud.

A couple minutes later Travis Hensrud had a great chance on a partial breakaway, but Tarves stood tall and shut the door.

Steinbach got back on the board at the 5:33 mark of the third period making it 5-2. Travis Hensrud made a nice move around Steeler’s defenceman Ethan Brown and put the puck off the crossbar, but a trailing Ty Paisley batted the puck out of the air and into the net.

Just over 2-minutes later Ian Amsbaugh made it 6-2 as he walked in and put the puck top corner from the right faceoff dot.

Selkirk made it 6-3 with 8-minutes left in the game as Joel Purdom scored on the powerplay putting in the rebound off a shot from the point.

Steinbach locked it down the rest of the game, securing the 6-3 win, remaining perfect on the season to this point.