The Steinbach Pistons beat the OCN Blizzard Friday evening by a score of 4-2 to remain undefeated on the season.
OCN opened the scoring at the 13:17 mark of the first period. Michael Hlady scored off a beautiful shot in the slot on the powerplay.
Just over a minute later Steinbach tied it up with Leo Chambers getting the goal. Chambers and Mikan had a great forecheck with Mikan freeing up the puck. Chambers slid the puck through the five hole of Chase Hamm with Nick Mikan getting the assist.
The game was tied 1-1 going into the first intermission with the shot totals 16-10 for Steinbach but the Pistons took a late penalty, so they started the second period down a man.
The Blizzard got to work quickly in the second as they retook the lead just 14 seconds into the period on the powerplay.
4-minutes later the Pistons responded with a powerplay goal of their own tying it up 2-2 as Davis Fry ripped a wrist shot from the left playoff dot past Hamm. Nate Goodbrandson and Warren Clark got the assists on the play
Steinbach took their first lead of the game and what would end up being the game winning goal in the latter parts of the second period. Ty Paisley scored a beautiful powerplay goal as he shot from a sharp angle putting it over Hamm’s shoulder and in the back of the net. Warren Clark and Travis Hensrud were awarded the assists on the play.
Steinbach went into the second intermission with a 3-2 lead with the shot totals 33-18 for the Pistons.
Steinbach added some insurance to their lead just 20 seconds into the third period. Travis Hensrud redirected a bouncing puck on net getting it past Chase Hamm and making it 4-2.
The Pistons shut it down and closed out the game coming out on top 4-2 over the OCN Blizzard.
Steinbach was relentless, having lots of offensive zone time and putting lots of shots on net. The final shot totals were 49-26 for Steinbach. Ty Paisley had a great game as he was seemingly getting scoring chance after scoring chance.
The Pistons get back at it Sunday afternoon as they face off against the Selkirk Steelers in Steinbach.