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Pistons Sideline Oil Capitals

Courtesy of The Carillon.com

The Steinbach Pistons kept it rolling on home ice Friday night as they downed the Virden Oil Capitals 5-2 as the Pistons scored their fifth straight victory on the current home stand.

The Pistons led from the outset, skating to period leads of 1-0 and 3-1.

Hayden Goderis and Quinton Lisoway each had a goal and two assists for the winners, while Mackenzie Graham, Tyler Penner and Denis Bosc rounded out the Steinbach scoring.

Steinbach outshot Virden 42-27 as Roman Bengert made 25 saves for the Pistons.

The Pistons remain in second place in the MJHL standings as they improve to 31-9-2, 12 points back of the leading Portage Terriers, although the Pistons have three games in hand on the Terriers.  Fourth place Virden falls to 25-15-0.

Steinbach will complete their seven-game home stand with back to back games tonight and Sunday against the ninth place Dauphin Kings, who come in with a 15-21-2 record. The Kings were flattened 8-1 by the Winkler Flyers last night at Winkler.

Tonight’s game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s game goes at 7:00 p.m.