For the 2nd straight game, the Pistons struggled to find the back of the net as the Selkirk Steelers defeated Steinbach 2-1 on Saturday night.
After a scoreless first period, Tanner Mole found the back of the net on a rebound in front of Steelers netminder Zach Bennett to give the Pistons their first lead of 2018-19. Mole’s first of the season was assisted by Brady Tatro and Declan Graham at the 2:39 mark.
However, some 2nd period penalty problems once again cost the Pistons as it did on Friday night against Wayway. It allowed for the Steelers to get extended offensive zone time, and Brett Namaka tied the game up at the 11:01 mark to level the game. Then on a lengthy 5-on-3 PP, Connor Barley deposited the loose puck in front of Matt Radomsky to give Selkirk a 2-1 lead. Namaka and Colby Dudek had the apples on the Barley power play goal.
The Pistons started putting pucks on goal, sending 18 shots towards Bennett and the Steelers. Steinbach came close to tying the game after a great chance in front by Will Koop, but the puck was cleared off the line by Carter Barley with 4 minutes to go.
Steinbach got a late PP chance in the third period, but Selkirk held down the fort and picked up the win in their first game of the new season.
Bennett made 34 saves on the night, while Radomsky put up a 2nd straight rock solid performance by stopping 33 Selkirk shots.
The Steelers went 1 for 7 on the PP, while the Pistons went scoreless on their five man advantages.
UP NEXT: The Pistons will have a whole week to prepare to get into the win column, as their next opponent is the Winkler Flyers at the Winkler Rec Complex this coming Friday at 7:30 pm. Catch the game live on HockeyTV.