The Steinbach Pistons beat the Portage Terriers Friday evening with a score of 2-1. Both of the Pistons goals were highlight reel coming from Quinton Pepper and Davis Fry.
The first period did not see too much action as it was a battle of the goalies and the score remained scoreless. Steinbach had a great forecheck in the first period, on many occasions keeping the Portage Terriers in their own end and struggling to break the puck out. The Pistons outshot the Terriers 12-8 after the first period.
The Pistons got onto the board quickly in the second period as Pistons leading forward Quinton Pepper scored a beautiful goal 19 seconds into the period from the left circle potting it top left corner. Zac Patrick and David Cote got assists on the Pepper goal.
The Pistons controlled the rest of the period but could not score and went into the second intermission up 1-0.
The Pistons held their 1 goal lead for the first half of the third period until Terriers forward Logan Calder scored a fluky goal that just snuck past Pistons goaltender Simon Harkness.
The Pistons made sure to restore their one goal lead as Davis Fry scored a beautiful goal on a breakaway, getting past Terriers goaltender Chris Fines and making the game 2-1. Fry’s goal came off a feed from Travis Hensrud and Josh Nelson.
The Pistons would go onto keep the lead and secure the win, winning 2-1. Both goalies played great as Simon Harkness turned away 24/25 shots and Chris Fines turned away 38/40 and was awarded first star of the game.
The Pistons look to close out their 4 game series against the Portage Terriers tomorrow night with a win in Portage.