The Steinbach Pistons stumbled out of the gate and never could fully recover as they fell to the Portage Terriers 2-1 on Friday night in Steinbach.

The Terriers came out pushing the pace and caught the Pistons back on the heels early one. After Portage killed off a penalty, they went to work on the power play as a shot from the point found it's way through a maze of bodies and past Roman Bengert to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead. Things could have been worse for Steinbach but Bengert stood tall making 15 saves on 16 shots against. Steinbach could only muster 8 total shots in the period.

In the second, the Pistons found their legs a bit and were rewarded with numerous scoring chances, but pucks just seemed to hop over sticks or take strange bounces, resulting in opportunities but no goals. Portage increased their lead  to 2-0 around the midway point of the period before Steinbach answered back on the power play.

After some good down low work from Hinson and Schoonbaert, the puck found it's way to Mack Graham at the point. The 19 year old from Toronto made a nifty toe drag around a Terriers checker and then fed a pass over to a streaking Tyler Anderson who snapped home a wrist shot to cut the lead to 2-1. For Anderson, it was goal number 8 on the season and extended his point streak to 6 games in which he has 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points. Hinson collected the an assist along with Graham.

The Pistons made a push to tie the game in the third but just couldn't force the puck over the goal line and the horn sounded snapping their 7 game winning streak with 2-1 loss at home. 

Steinbach got their legs going as the game progressed and Bengert was solid in net as he gave his team a chance to win it, making 31 saves. The power play finished 1-4 while the penalty kill was 3-4.

The Pistons will enjoy a whole week off. They don't see action again till Friday, February 10th when they host the Winkler Flyers. It'll be game two of a four game home stand.

 

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Friday, January 19th

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Grunthal at Lac du Bonnet, 8 p.m.
Red River vs St. Malo
@ Morris, 8 p.m.

HTJHL
St. Adolphe vs Lorette
@ Ile des Chenes, 8 p.m.
Springfield vs Red River
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.

KJHL
Lundar at St. Malo, 8 p.m.

MJHL
Wpg Blues at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Virden at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.
Neepawa at Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman vs Central Plains
@ Portage, 8 p.m.
Wpg Bruins at Wpg Wild, 7 p.m.
Yellowhead at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.
Southwest vs Parkland
@ Souris, 8 p.m.
Norman at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

City AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman at Wpg Sharks, 8:30 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Tri City, 9:05 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba vs Texas @ Wpg, 7 p.m.

NHL
Montreal at Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Vegas at Florida, 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

NBA
San Antonio at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Miami at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Washington at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at Denver, 8 p.m.
Indiana at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
New York at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 20th

MJHL
Steinbach at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.
Wpg Blues at OCN, 7 p.m.
Portage at Selkirk, 8 p.m.

HTJHL
Steinbach at Lorette, 8 p.m.
Springfield vs Mitchell
@ Oakbank, 8 p.m.
Red River at St. Adolphe, 8 p.m.

KJHL
Peguis at St. Malo, 7:30 p.m.

MFMHL
Eastman vs Central Plains
@ Ste. Anne, 6:10 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Yellowhead at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.
Central Plains vs Thrashers
@ Wpg, 3:30 p.m.
Interlake vs Pembina Valley
@ Teulon, 7 p.m.
Southwest vs Norman
@ Souris, 8 p.m.

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Ste. Anne at Grunthal, 7 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Everett, 9:05 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba vs Texas @ Wpg, 7 p.m.

NHL
New Jersey at Philadelphia, 12 p.m.
Dallas at Buffalo, 12 p.m.
Winnipeg at Calgary, 2 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Colorado, 2 p.m.
Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at San Jose, 7 p.m.
Arizona at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Florida at Nashville, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

NBA
Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 2:30 p.m.
Chicago at Atlanta, 4 p.m.
Miami at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Memphis at New Orleans, 6 p.m.
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m.
Golden State at Houston, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Utah, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Portland, 9 p.m.

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