The Steinbach Pistons surrendered three goals in the opening period and after a brief comeback attempt ended up dropping a 4-2 decision to the Selkirk Steelers on Tuesday night.

First Period Woes

Both teams came out in the first and put up shots with Selkrik finally finding the back of the net near the midway point.

Two more goals followed in the span of around 6 minutes and the Pistons were behind the eightball trailing 3-0 after 20 minutes of play.

Powerful Second

The Pistons were able to get back into the game with a pair of speical team markers in the middle frame.

First, it was Declan Graham scoring his first of the year on the power play from Troy Williams to cut the lead to 3-1.

They were able to get another step closer when Tyson McConnell scored also on a power play to make it a 3-2 hockey game. Graham picked up his second point of the night on the captains 13th of the season.

Steinbach pushed but were not able to get the game squared up and headed into the third down 3-2.

Midway Putaway 

Selkirk was able to put the game out of reach with just under nine minutes to play. 

The Steelers also had the edge in shots over the final period 16-11.

Steinbach couldn't find any more offence and were handed a 4-2 road loss.

Matt Radomsky got the start and finished with 36 saves on the night. The power play finished 2 for 4 while the penalty kill finished 9 for 9.

Western Canada Bound

A pair of Pistons were selected to head to Team Canada West selection camp in early December. 

Goalie Matt Radomsky and forward Kyle Bettens will be trying to impress coaches and scouts over a two day try-out period.

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Wednesday, February 20th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Varsity Boys Basketball
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Steinbach, 6 p.m.

WHSHL
Platinum Promotions Division
Oak Park 5 SRSS 1
(best of 3 Tier II semifinal tied 1-1)

HTJHL
Quarterfinals
Lorette at Grunthal, 8 p.m.
(Comets lead best of 5 series 2-0)

MJHL
Portage at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.
OCN at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Dauphin at Waywayseecappo, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild vs Interlake
@ Teulon, 7:45 p.m.
Pembina Valley at Wpg Bruins, 7 p.m.
Southwest vs Brandon
@ Souris, 7:30 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman at Wpg Warriors, 6:30 p.m.

CSHL
La Broquerie at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 semifinal 1-0)

WHL
Calgary at Brandon, 7 p.m.

AHL
Toronto 4 Manitoba 3

NHL
Chicago at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 8:30 p.m.
Boston at Vegas, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19th

South Central Athletic Conference
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
St. Norbert 74 SRSS 25

WHSHL
Platinum Promotions
Tier II Division
SRSS 2 Oak Park 0
(1st game in best of 3 semifinal)

MJHL
Wpg Blues 4 Selkirk 2

CSHL
Grunthal 7 Red River 3
(Red Wings lead best of 7 semifinal 2-1)

NHL
Tampa Bay 5 Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh 4 New Jersey 3
N.Y. Rangers 2 Carolina 1
Florida 4 Buffalo 2
Montreal 3 Columbus 2
St. Louis 3 Toronto 2 (OT)
Anaheim 4 Minnesota 0
Nashville 5 Dallas 3
Arizona 3 Edmonton 2 (SO)

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