The Steinbach Pistons beat the Swan Valley Stampeders 2-1 Friday evening to remain undefeated on the season.
Steinbach opened the scoring at the 7:34 mark of the first period with Dawson Milliken scoring in his first game of the season. Ian Amsbaugh brought the puck behind the net and found Milliken who put it on net from a sharp angle getting it past Kobe Grant.
The Pistons extended their lead to 2-0 with under 5-minutes remaining in the period with a powerplay marker. Warren Clark put the puck on net from the left faceoff dot with Ty Paisley deflecting it in front.
Swan Valley would bring it to within one in the dying seconds of the first period. Steinbach was on the powerplay and had a miscommunication at the blueline resulting in the Stampeders getting a breakaway with Justin Keck sliding it five hole.
Steinbach was up 2-1 after the first period and outshot Swan Valley 23-8.
Steinbach continuously poured on the pressure throughout the game as they outshot the Stampeders by at least 6 or more shots each period, but they could not solve Kobe Grant as he was a brick wall in net.
Swan Valley took a late roughing penalty with under two minutes remaining which pretty much sealed the game. Steinbach went on to win the game 2-1, while outshooting the Stampeders 48-21.
Steinbach’s powerplay was 1/6 in the game with the Paisley goal being the lone powerplay marker. Swan Valley went 0/4 on the powerplay but their lone goal was a shorthanded goal.