Pistons Top League and MJHL Scoring Race

Bradley Schoonbaert ended an incredible road trip for the Steinbach Pistons with another five points in an 8-2 win over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines Saturday night. After the Pistons wins Friday and Saturday by a margin of 15-5, they now find themselves in a tie for first place with the Virden Oil Capitals.

Schoonbaert’s 9 point weekend solidifies him as the MJHL’s leading scorer with 9 goals and 9 assists in 7 games. Teammate Braden Purtill holds the second spot in the league with 13 points and 9 goals.

The Pistons came into Waywayseecappo not taking their opponents lightly stepping on the gas early and not letting up throughout the contest, outshooting the Wolverines 17-7 in the first to a complete game total of 47-22.

After Schoonbaert’s five-point effort (2G-3A), the offense was spread throughout the line-up. Jack Johnson, Brady Tatro, Tanner Mole, Will Koop, Easton Bennett and Tyson McConnell all found the back of the net.

Matthew Thiessen got the start in the back-to-back contest making 20 saves for his 3rd win of the season. While Curtis Stewart was given the loss in his first MJHL game with Wayway, stopping 39-of-47.

Adam Withers was the Wolverines lone goal scorer scoring both goals for the 1-6 Wolverines.

The Pistons get a break for Thanksgiving and then will be back on the road to play the (3-2-1) Neepawa Natives Wednesday 7:30pm at the Yellowhead Recreational Complex.