The Steinbach Pistons beat the Virden Oil Capitals 3-0 Friday evening with Will Hambley getting the shutout.
The first period had a bit of a slow start with neither team getting any good scoring chances or much momentum. The Pistons opened the scoring at the 10:43 mark of the period as Bryce Kilbourne’s shot from the point got past Virden’s goaltender Eric Reid. Jack Rogers got the lone assist on the goal.
The Pistons took two penalties in the last 6 minutes of the period, killing off both. The Pistons closed out the period up 1-0 with the shot totals 11-10 in favour of the Oil Capitals.
The second period saw some good back and forth hockey with both teams getting a shot on the powerplay. Neither team, however, could capitalize on the opportunities and the score remained 1-0 after 2 periods.
Jack Rogers added to the Pistons lead, making it 2-0 as he tipped a shot from the point. Cooper Rice and Davin Griffin were awarded the assists on the goal.
Davin Griffin closed out the scoring for the Pistons as he scored off a nice feed from Jack Rogers on the power play to make the game 3-0. Zac Patrick got the secondary assist on the goal.
The Pistons were perfect on the PK going 5/5 and were 50% on the PP going 1/2. Will Hambley secured the shutout, saving all 35 shots that he faced.
The Pistons close out the first half of their season tonight with a home game versus the Virden Oil Capitals. Puck drop is set for 7:30pm.