Steinbach Comes Out on Top in Back-and-Forth Contest

The Steinbach Pistons beat the Selkirk Steelers in game 4 Sunday evening by a score of 6-5.

The Pistons opened the scoring at the 17:36 mark of the first period. Ty Paisley came into the offensive zone and made a nice move around the Selkirk defender, then dished the puck off the Davis Fry in front of the net who put it over the glove of Tarves.

The Pistons struck again 15 seconds later to make it 2-0. Cooper Rice picked off the puck at the right faceoff dot and put the puck top left corner with a beautiful wrist shot.

With just under 2-minutes left in the period Hunter Degelman was assessed a game misconduct for interference, putting the Pistons down a man for the next 5 minutes.

Sheldin Howard got the Steelers on the board with just over a minute left in the first period on the 5-minute powerplay.

At the end of the first period the Pistons were up 2-1 with the shot totals 10-10.

Selkirk tied the game up and got their second goal on the 5-minute power play just over 3-minutes into the second period as Tyson Smith tied the game up 2-2.

The Pistons restored their 1-goal lead just over two minutes later on the powerplay. Zac Patrick walked the blue line and then came down the left side finding Zach Power in the slot who then dropped the puck back for Braden Birnie who put it bar and in.

Selkirk retied the game up at 3-3 on the powerplay as Sheldin Howard got his second goal of the game.

Steinbach would once again restore the 1-goal lead making it 4-3. Quinton Pepper moved along the left boards and flipped the puck out to Zach Power in front of the net who got it over Tarves glove.

The Pistons were up 4-3 going into the second intermission with the shot totals 24-20.

The Pistons made it a 2-goal lead just over a minute and a half into the third period as Braden Birnie dropped the puck off for Zach Power at the right faceoff dot who then made no mistake putting it top corner.

Andrew Andries for Selkirk would bring it back to within 1 as he tipped a shot from the point, making it 5-4.

Steinbach would restore the 2-goal lead at the 15:37 mark of the period as Braden Birnie made a beautiful pass from the sideboards to Nate Goodbrandson in the slot who one timed it glove side on Tarves.

The Steelers would pull their goalie with just over two minutes left in the game to give them the man advantage. Sheldin Howard completed the hat trick with a minute and a half left in the game with the net empty making it 6-5.

Selkirk would not be able to get the tying goal and the Pistons would go on to secure the 6-5 win, making the series 3-1 for Steinbach.