The Steinbach Pistons split the weekend back-to-back against the OCN Blizzard. The Pistons won Friday evening by a score of 3-2 but lost Saturday night 3-0.
Friday, December 10
The Blizzard opened the scoring in the first game halfway through the first period as Brock MacDonald got it past Pistons goaltender Will Hambley. The Blizzard would go into the period break up 1-0 with the shot totals 13-9 for the Blizzard.
The Pistons would get on the board quickly in the second period as Jack Rogers scored a beautiful goal 40 seconds in, splitting the defence and getting it past OCN goaltender Steven Bacovsky. Nate Goodbrandson got the assist on the goal.
Zac Patrick would give the Pistons their first lead of the game at the 14:20 mark of the period as he scored his 4th goal of the season to go up 2-1.
The Blizzard would answer back quickly, with Aaron Lorenz scoring just 16 seconds later to tie the game up.
After 2 periods of play the game was tied 2-2 with the shot totals 21-26 for the Blizzard.
Ty Paisley scored the game winner 2 minutes into the third period on the powerplay with the assists coming from Neo Kiemeney and Davis Fry.
The Pistons held off a final push by the Blizzard with the goalie pulled and won the game 3-2.
Saturday, December 11
The first period was a good period of hockey with hard fought, back and forth play. The Pistons went on the power play 2 and half minutes into the period but could not capitalize on the opportunity.
Riley Zimmerman would open the scoring at the 14:16 mark of the first period on an unassisted goal.
At the end of the first period the Blizzard were up 1-0 with the shot totals 15-7 for the Pistons.
The second period saw no goals, but it did have its fair share of penalties. The Pistons got 3 power plays before the midway mark of the second period but could not score on any of them as OCN stayed perfect on the PK.
The Pistons would go onto to take 2 penalties of their own and would successfully kill off both keeping the game 1-0 going into the second intermission.
The Blizzard would extend their lead to 2-0 on a powerplay goal by Bryden Sinclair at the 6:26 mark of the third period.
The Pistons kept putting lots of pucks on net and getting chances but could not solve Blizzard goaltender Steven Bacovsky.
OCN would go onto to score their third and final goal of the game in the last minute of play by Dain Sardelli. The final score was 3-0 for the Blizzard with the shot totals 38-22 for the Pistons.