The Steinbach Pistons beat the Virden Oil Capitals in their first meeting of the season by a score of 7-2.
Steinbach opened the scoring at the 8:23 mark of the first period to make it 1-0. Ty Paisley got the puck to Neo Kiemeney in the slot who put it blocker side and past Oil Caps goaltender Eric Reid.
The Pistons extended their lead to 2-0 with 3 and a half minutes remaining in the opening frame. Travis Hensrud kick started the breakout, getting the puck to Ty Paisley who then gave it back to Hensrud with him putting it blocker side and in the back of the net.
Steinbach went into the first intermission with a 2-0 lead with the shot totals 14-12 for the Pistons.
Steinbach made the game 3-0 with a powerplay goal early in the second period. Ty Paisley got the puck down low and centered it to Landon Roberts, who back handed it into the back of the net.
Nick Mikan scored 5-minutes later to make it 4-0, with that being his fifth game in a row with a goal. Ethan Johnson put a shot from the point towards the net with it getting blocked. Mikan found the loose puck, putting it on net and squeaking it through to find the back of the net.
The Oil Capitals finally got on the board just over halfway through the second period with Joey Bielik getting the teddy bear toss goal. Bielik came down the ride side, putting the puck on net and having it trickle past Wasik to make it 4-1.
The Pistons kept pouring on the goals as Steinbach made it 5-1 with just over 2-minutes remaining in the second period. Davin Griffin got the puck and the blue line and flipped it for Hunter Degelman who went forehand backhand, putting it past Eric Reid.
Steinbach extended the lead to 6-1 with just under a minute remaining in the second period. A Virden turnover in the Pistons zone resulted in a Pistons 2 on 1 with Davis Fry taking in the puck and putting it glove side.
The Pistons were up by a score of 6-1 after two periods of play with Steinbach outshooting Virden 26-23.
The Oil Capitals made a goalie change to start the third period with Owen LaRocque coming in to relieve Eric Reid.
Steinbach capped off their 7-goal game just over 6-minutes into the third period. Nate Goodbrandson made a drive to the net with Hunter Degelman finding the loose puck and putting it in the back of the net for his second of the game.
The Oil Capitals would get on the board one last time to make it 7-2. Trevor Hunt found Josh Lehto in the slot who put it top shelf past Wasik.
Steinbach would go on to close out the 7-2 victory and extend their win streak to 6-games.