The Steinbach Pistons lost 3-2 in regulation to the Winkler Flyers Saturday evening in Winkler.
The Winkler Flyers opened the scoring at the 7:22 mark of the first period with Trent Sambrook scoring unassisted, going coast to coast and getting it past Pistons goaltender Simon Harkness.
Quinton Pepper tied the game up at 1-1 4 minutes later scoring in the slot with Zach Power getting the assist.
The Flyers restored their one goal lead at the 16:38 mark of the period with Gavin Waltz scoring on the powerplay, tucking it through the five hole on Simon Harkness.
The Flyers were up 2-1 after the first period with the shot totals 20-12 for the Flyers.
The second period saw no goals, but the game started to get a bit chippy with both teams taking penalties post whistle. The shot totals after two periods of play were 29-25 for the Pistons.
The Flyers extended their lead to 3-1 with Mike Svenson scoring on the powerplay from Nicholas McKee and Jayden McCarthy.
The Pistons brought the game to within one as Nate Goodbrandson scored off a nice cross crease feed from Jack Rogers. Travis Hensrud got the secondary assist on the goal.
The Pistons pulled their goalie with just over a minute to go. They got a few chances in the dying seconds of the game but could not capitalize and the game ended 3-2 for the Winkler Flyers.