Courtesy of TheCarillon.com
The Steinbach Pistons gutted out a 4-2 victory over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines Sunday night, the culmination of a three-game road trip as the Pistons ran their winning streak to 10 straight.
After posting 4-1 victories at OCN and Dauphin Friday and Saturday, the Pistons rallied from a 2-0 first period deficit, scoring three third period goals, including an empty netter to pull this one out in a 4-2 final.
The Wolverines struck early as they scored the game’s first goal just 1:38 after the opening face-off and took a 2-0 advantage into the middle frame. Denis Bosc narrowed the Wayway lead to 2-1 as he scored a powerplay marker early in the second and then Bradley Schoonbaert got things going in the third as he tied it early on and Dan Taillefer scored what proved to be the winning goal midway through the final 20 minutes. Tyler Penner added an empty net goal. Darby Gula set up two of the Steinbach goals.
But the shots on goal tell a different story in this game. The Pistons absolutely dominated as they outshot the Wolverines 41-15, including 12-5 in the first period when the Pistons went down 2-0, and 15-3 in the third when the Pistons were applying the pressure in attempts to win their 10th straight.
The Pistons, now 36-9-2, remain in second place in the MJHL standings, 10 points back of the Portage Terriers, who whipped the Winkler Flyers 7-3 last night for their ninth straight victory. The Pistons also have two games in hand on the Terriers.
Steinbach now gets a few days of well deserved rest before engaging in a home-and-home series with the Selkirk Steelers on the weekend as they travel to Selkirk on Friday and then host the Steelers in the return match-up Saturday at Steinbach.