Matt Radomsky notched his first shutout of the season with 28 saves, as the Steinbach Pistons used a big third period to defeat the OCN Blizzard 6-0 Saturday night at the TG Smith Centre.
The Pistons were looking for some redemption against OCN, as the Blizzard beat Steinbach 2-1 in overtime in the last matchup between these two teams.
Boedey Vaeth and Tyson McConnell had two goals on the night to lead the way offensively for the Pistons.
It was an eventless first period, as a lot of perimeter shots found their way on both Radomsky and OCN starter Wesley Ellingsen.
The Pistons broke the dam at the 8:38 mark of the second period, as Brady Tatro chipped the puck up the wall to Vaeth. The Lorette native went in on a 2-on-1, kept the puck, and picked the top corner to give Steinbach the 1-0 lead. Vaeth has fit right in on the top line with Tatro and Brendan Martin over the past week.
Steinbach busted it wide open in the third period, as McConnell jammed in the puck in front of the net on a power play to make it 2-0 1:13 into the third period. Tanner Mole and Jack Kilroy picked up the assists on the special teams marker.
The Pistons checking line has been impressive over the last two games, as Troy Beauchemin and David Queree combined to set up Aiden Wagner and the Langley, B.C. native ripped it into a yawning cage. Wagner scored his 2nd of the season 4:01 into the third period.
McConnell added his second of the night, as Marcel Berube slid the puck right to the captain who made no mistake wide open. Brendan Westbrook added the bonus apple on McConnell’s 8th goal of the season at 9:28.
Then it was time for a first as David Queree ripped a wrister past the glove of Ellingsen for his first MJHL goal with 9:20 to go. Wagner and Beauchemin combined on the helpers, as the Pistons checking line each had two points on the night.
Vaeth added his second of the game, as he took a drop pass from Tatro and wired it past Noah Giesbrecht who came in to relieve Ellingsen. Vaeth now has five goals on the season, with Tatro picking up two assists to give him a team and MJHL leading 18 points.
Steinbach went 1 for 3 with the man advantage, and killed off all four penalties they faced.
UP NEXT: These same two teams will go at it again tomorrow night at the TG Smith Centre. NOTE: Game time is scheduled for 7:00 pm. Get your tickets now at Steinbachpistons.ca, or one hour prior to gametime at the ticket gate.