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Streak is Over, Blues Beat Pistons

Article Courtesy of TheCarillon.com – Picture Courtesy of Andrea Pries

The streak is over. The Steinbach Pistons suffered a rare defeat Monday afternoon in Steinbach as they dropped a 1-0 decision to the Winnipeg Blues.

After garnering points in 15 straight games over the past six weeks, 14 of those outright victories, the Pistons were beaten in regulation time for only the second time in 2016. But it wasn’t for a lack of trying.

 

The Pistons threw the kitchen sink at Blues’ netminder Scott Parsons, 50 shots in all, but Parsons stopped them all. Steinbach dominated large stretches of the game outshooting the Blues 50-23, but they just couldn’t beat Parsons, who has stoned them before.

Winnipeg scored the lone goal on the powerplay late in the second as Nathan Snoek beat Jeremy Wik, and that lone goal stood up. There was a healthy Louis Day holiday crowd of 1,082 on hand for the game.

The Pistons, still second in the MJHL standings behind the Portage Teriers, go to 40-10-3. The Blues improve to 27-18-8.

Steinbach next sees action Friday night at Portage as they take on the first place Terriers beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Terriers blanked the Virden Oil Capitals 4-0 on Monday.

Meanwhile, the MJHL annnounced Monday that Pistons’  forward Cole Smith has been named the league’s Player of the Week as he garnered five points in two games for the Pistons last week on two goals and three assists. The big forward now has 51 points, including 19 goals this season.