Photo Credit: Adi Loewen

Pistons Win in Goal Filled Contest

The Pistons came out on top again with a score of 7-3 pushing their record to 8 wins and 1 loss on the season.

The Portage Terriers opened the scoring early in the first period at the 3:01 mark as Jaden Pashe potted the puck on the powerplay.

Travis Hensrud tied the game off a slick move to get past the Portage defencemen with assists coming from Owen Weihs and Nolan Bettens.

At the midway point of the first period Quinton Pepper scored his team leading 8th goal off a nice backdoor feed from Dawson Milliken putting the Pistons up 2-1.

The Pistons closed out the first period up 2-1 and outshot the Terriers 12-4.

Portage Terriers forward Daniel Siso tied the game quickly in the second unassisted sneaking it passed Pistons goaltender Will Hambley.

Blake Norris scored his first goal as a Piston off the faceoff from the point. With some bodies in front of the net Norris had to do a double take to realize that he scored, but he was oh so happy when he realized that he did.

Davis Fry would add to the Pistons lead and cap off his 3-point night with a goal from between the two faceoff dots. The assist came from Dawson Milliken and the Pistons went up 4-2.

Cooper Rice closed out the scoring in the second period, with a nice goal on the powerplay. Dawson Milliken would get his third assist of the game and the Pistons would go into the second intermission 5-2.

The Portage Terriers still had some fight in them scoring another quick goal at the 1:27 mark of the third period from Brenden Holba.

Owen Weihs would score two minutes later to restore the Pistons 3 goal lead with the assists coming from Travis Hensrud and Hunter Degelman.

Travis Hensrud capped off his 3-point night off a goalie giveaway, making no mistake and scoring his second goal of the game. Hensrud’s goal was the seventh goal of the game which means everyone gets free pancakes from Steinbach Smitty’s.

The Pistons closed out the game 7-3 and outshot the Terriers 48-19.

The Pistons play the Terriers in a matinee game on Sunday with puck drop set for 3pm in Portage.