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The Pistons were in the driver’s seat for much of the game securing a 5-1 win over the Selkirk Steelers. The Pistons start the 2021-2022 regular season with 3 wins against the Steelers.
The Steelers opened up the scoring tonight at the 3:54 mark of the first period with Ryan Ostermann sliding the puck past Pistons goaltender Simon Harkness.
The Pistons got on the board with just over 5 minutes left in the first seeing Dawson Milliken get the goal as the puck ricocheted in the crease, bouncing off his foot and into the net. The Pistons scored less then 2 minutes later as forward Jack Rogers scored on a sweet back hand shot with the assists coming from Dawson Milliken and Eduard Wruck.
Nate Goodbrandson closed out the scoring in the first period with 6 seconds left on the clock off a beautiful feed from Quinton Pepper. The Pistons were up 3-1 after the first period and outshot the Steelers 15-6.
The second period saw the Pistons score two more goals as Owen Weihs scored at the 11:52 mark with assists coming from Eduard Wruck and Travis Hensrud. Eduard Wruck capped off his 3-point night with a goal putting the Pistons up 5-1. At around the 13-minute mark Dawson Milliken completed a Gordie Howe Hat Trick with a fight against Steelers forward Eric Krywy. Milliken got the better of Krywy and the crowd showed their support and excitement as Milliken skated off the ice.
The third period saw no goals as both teams’ goalies made some great saves keeping the score 5-1. The Pistons went 2/4 on the PP and outshot the Steelers 41-24.
The Pistons look to complete this home and home with a win tomorrow night against the Steelers in Selkirk. Puck drop is at 7:30pm at the Selkirk Recreational Complex.