The Steinbach Pistons shutout the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 3-0 Saturday evening at the TG Smith Centre.
The first period was filled with some back-and-forth play, but both teams struggled to find the back of the net. Steinbach went to the powerplay early as the Wolverines would be assessed a 2-minute minor for interference. The Pistons would get some zone time on the powerplay but could not solve Tresor Wotton.
Steinbach would break the scoreless tie at the 6:34 mark of the second period. Leo Chambers would get the puck to Nick Mikan who then entered the offensive zone and ripped the puck blocker side from the right faceoff dot to make it 1-0.
The Pistons would extend their lead to 2-0 with a powerplay goal midway through the second period. Langley Kruggel rung the puck around the boards with it taking a weird bounce off the glass and going right to Kirk Mullen out front who put it past an out of position Wotton.
Moments later Brett Kaiser would be given a 2-minute minor and 10-minute misconduct for a hit to the head. The Pistons would shut down the Wolverines powerplay to maintain the 2- goal lead.
Steinbach would score in the dying seconds of the second period to make it 3-0. Ty Paisley belted the loose puck in the slot on net with Tresor Wotton making the save but with the flurry in front Mullen would slide the puck under his pad and into the net with 1-second on the clock. Moments after the Wolverines would also take an undisciplined unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that would start them shorthanded in the third period.
The Pistons would not capitalize on the man advantage and the game would remain 3-0. Both teams would take a couple penalties in the third period with both team’s penalty kills looking sharp and killing off all penalties.
The Pistons would close out the remainder of the period and secure the 3-0 win with Dominik Wasik getting his league leading 5th shutout of the season.