Pistons Win Again as Penner Scores in the Final Seconds

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Tyler Penner scored with 11 seconds remaining in regulation time Sunday night at Swan River as the Steinbach Pistons rallied to beat the Swan Valley Stampeders 4-3. Coupled with the two wins at OCN Friday and Saturday, the Pistons won three games in three nights on the weekend road trip and are now riding a four-game win streak.

The win also snapped Swan Valley’s three-game win streak, with one of those victories coming over the first place Terriers as the Stampeders are a much improved squad.


When Grunthal native Gavin Froese, the captain of the Stampeders gave the Stamps a 3-1 lead six minutes into the third, it didn’t look promising for the Pistons. But Mackenzie Graham narrowed the gap to 3-2 with a powerplay goal midway through the period and then big 6’5″ defenceman Eddie Eades scored his first of the season to tie it with 3:23 remaining.

Cole Smith, who scored in the first, also assisted on the tieing and winning goals in the third.

The Pistons outshot the Stampeders 30-25 as Roman Bengert got the win in the Steinbach net making 22 saves.

Elsewhere in the MJHL Sunday night the Portage Terriers defeated Selkirk 7-3 and Dauphin downed Winnipeg 2-1 in overtime.

The Pistons, now 14-5-2, remain in third place in the MJHL standings but have closed to within three points of the second place Winkler Flyers. The Pistons next see action Wednesday at home as they host the Winnipeg Blues (11-8-4) at 7:30 p.m. in Steinbach.