The Steinbach Pistons beat the Winnipeg Freeze by a score of 4-1 Friday evening in Winnipeg.
The game started off with some good back and forth play, with both teams getting some shots on net and good scoring chances. Early in the first period Quinton Pepper took a scary fall into the boards and had to leave the game with an apparent face laceration.
The Pistons opened the scoring at the 14:38 mark of the first period with Zach Power squeaking the puck through Keegan Gordon’s five hole. Bryce Kilbourne got the assist on the play.
The Pistons went into the first intermission up 1-0 with the shot totals 13-11 for the Freeze.
The Pistons extended their lead to 2-0 with Travis Hensrud tapping the puck in with a flurry in front of the net. Jackson Betcher got the assist on the goal.
The Freeze got on the board at the 15:36 mark with a powerplay marker from Dean Gorchynski and the assists from Ryder and Rylan Ringor.
The game was 2-1 for the Pistons at the end of two periods with the shot totals 26-20 in favour of the Pistons.
With a great solo effort, from a shot block in the defensive end leading to a breakaway, Travis Hensrud restored the two-goal lead making the game 3-1.
The Pistons put the nail in the coffin as Zach Power got his second of the game, scoring on the empty net from Braden Birnie and Josh Nelson making it 4-1.
The Pistons PK looked good tonight going 5/6 on the game.
The Pistons are back at it Sunday evening as they play against the Winkler Flyers at the TG Smith.