The Steinbach Pistons fired 49 shots on goal and only allowed 16 yet found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-2 final Tuesday night in Winkler.

For large amounts of the opening period, the Pistons controlled play. A couple of breaks fell Winkler's way and they converted making it 2-0 with just 4 shots towards the net. First, a deflection and the second a loose puck in some feet was found by a Flyer and snapped past Matthew Thiessen.

In the second, the Flyers scored a quick one to make it 3-0 but the Pistons continued to work hard and drew a couple of penalties. 

With the man advantage, Tyson McConnell scored his 15th of the year from Austin Heidemann and Drew Worrad to cut the lead to 3-1.

Steinbach continued to hold a lot of the pressure but was turned away by a stellar performance from Troy Martyniuk of Winkler.

In the third, the Pistons came within a goal after Daniel McKitrick (17) scored a bit of a weird one. After being stopped on a breakaway, the Flyers back-checker slid into the net and pushed the puck over the line to make it 3-2.

The comeback was cut short after a turnover resulted in the Flyers getting a partial breakaway and scoring to make it 4-2.

Steinbach continued to pepper shots on goal but just couldn't find the back of the net despite having a few glorious chances. 

The power play finished 1-8 while the penalty kill was 4-4. Matthew Thiessen can't be faulted for any of the goals against, made 11 saves on the night.

Coaches Notes

Pistons coach Paul Dyck can't fault the effort of his team, despite the results. “Tonight was one of those nights where we could not buy a goal,” head coach Paul Dyck said after the game. “I liked our game in the offensive zone, but we made some decisions in the defensive and neutral zone that cost us.”

In The Future

The Pistons will hit the road on Friday and Saturday before the league takes a break for the upcoming MJHL/SJHL Showcase. They will face the Swan Valley Stampeders on Friday, and the OCN Blizzard on Saturday. Puck drop is set for 7:30 pm on Friday and 7:00 pm on Saturday. You can listen to the game on MIX 96 and Steinbachonline.com.

 

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Monday, October 22nd

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Volleyball
Varsity Girls
Glenlawn over SRSS
25-17, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18
Varsity Boys
SRSS over Glenlawn
25-15, 25-14, 25-14
Junior Varsity Girls
SRSS over Glenlawn 
23-25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-6
Junior Varsity Boys
SRSS vs Glenlawn @ Wpg

NHL
Winnipeg 5 St. Louis 4 (OT)
Colorado 4 Philadelphia 1
Carolina 3 Detroit 1
Washington 5 Vancouver 2

NFL
Atlanta 23 N.Y. Giants 20

NBA
Toronto 127 Charlotte 106
Orlando 93 Boston 90
Milwaukee 124 New York 113 
Minnesota 101 Indiana 91 
Dallas 115 Chicago 109 
Memphis 92 Utah 84
Washington 125 Portland 124 (OT)
Golden State 123 Phoenix 103
San Antonio 143 L.A. Lakers 142 (OT)

Tuesday, October 23rd

WHSFL
Junior Varsity Division
Quarterfinals
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Steinbach, 4 p.m.

WHSHL
SRSS vs Vincent Massey
@ Wpg, 4:15 p.m.

MJHL
Selkirk at Wpg Blues, 7 p.m.
Swan Valley at Virden, 8 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Lethbridge, 8 p.m.

NHL
Arizona at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
Calgary at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Boston at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
San Jose at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

Major League Baseball
World Series
Los Angeles at Boston, 7:09 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 series)

NBA
Philadelphia at Detroit, 6 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Denver, 8 p.m.

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