The Steinbach Pistons beat the Virden Oil Capitals 8-2 in front of a full house Saturday evening to go up 3-2 in the series.
Steinbach opened the scoring just over 2-minutes into the opening frame as Ty Paisley scored from Davis Fry and Dawson Milliken to go up 1-0.
Hunter Degelman extended the Pistons lead to 2-0 as he got his first goal of the playoffs. Owen Weihs got a loose puck off a rebound and put the puck out front with Degelman chipping in the puck.
The Pistons made it 3-0 with just under a minute left in the period. Jack Rogers was battling for the puck along the half wall, with it coming out to Hensrud at the left faceoff dot who then put it five hole.
The Pistons had a 3-0 after the first period of play with the shot totals 15-9 for Steinbach.
Braden Fischer got the Oil Capitals on the board as he scored at the 1:17 mark of the first period with Tyler Thoendel and Nathan McInnis getting the assists.
Ty Paisley restored the Pistons 3-goal lead, putting one in on the powerplay. Zac Patrick hustled to the blueline to keep the puck in getting it to Zach Power who then centred the puck to Paisley with him ripping it past Monteith.
Virden would answer back as Nathan Driver scored a minute and half later, on the powerplay making it 4-2.
The Pistons would make it 5-2 with just over 2-minutes left in the second period. Quinton Pepper stole the puck from behind the net and gave a beautiful centering feed to Braden Birnie who one timed it home.
Braden Birnie would get on the score sheet again just over a minute later with a powerplay goal. Zach Power cycled the puck down low to Quinton Pepper who gave a nice back door feed to Braden Birnie who made no mistake getting it past Monteith.
Steinbach would get one more goal before the end of the period as Cooper Rice tipped Jackson Betcher’s shot from the point putting the Pistons up 7-2 with 28 seconds left in the period.
Steinbach scored 4-goals in the second period, putting them up 7-2 and outshooting the Oil Capitals 29-17.
Travis Hensrud would get his second of the game, putting the Pistons up 8-2 just under 5-minutes into the third period. Zac Patrick made a nice centering feed with Hensrud one timing it past Monteith.
Steinbach closed out the game, winning 8-2 and taking a 3-2 series lead over the Virden Oil Capitals.