The Steinbach Pistons won 1-0 to sweep the Virden Oil Capitals in back-to-back games on the road.
Steinbach outshot Virden 12-6 in the first period and it resulted in what would be the game’s deciding goal.
The Pistons newly acquired asset from the Waywayseecappo Wolverines made his mark in only his second game with the team, as Robert Briem scored at 16:41 with the lone assist going to Ryan Carlson.
The Pistons would help swing the momentum in the Caps favor, when Briem took a 5 minute kneeing penalty to start the 2nd period. However, Virden’s 3rd ranked power play couldn’t answer at any point in the game going 0-for-5.
Virden out shot Steinbach 28 to 12 in the final two periods but couldn’t find a way to beat Pistons netminder Jeremy Wik. Wik stopped all 34 shots to pick up his first shutout of the season, along with his 7th win.
Virden’s goaltender Patrick Zubick was near perfect, steering away 23-of-24 in his 4th loss of the year.
Steinbach now improves their record to 3-1 versus Virden and will try to make it three wins in three days when they finish their road trip in Swan River Sunday evening versus the Swan Valley Stampeders. Steinbach has a 3-0 record against the Stamps, outscoring them 15-7.