The Steinbach Pistons put up another crooked number against the Virden Oil Capitals winning for a second straight night, this time by a score of 8-3.

It didn't start out as well for the Pistons as it did the night before as Virden's Kolton Kanaski and Kirklan Lycar scored to make it 2-0 Oil Capitals before the midway point of the first period.

Steinbach cut into the lead when Tyson McConnell scored his first of the pre-season and Vaughn Dupre tied the game with his third goal in two games, this marker on the power play.

In the second, James Barclay gave Steinbach the lead but it didn't last very long as just 29 seconds later, Virden's Dylan Halliday scored to knot the game up at 3-3. 

McConnell pushed the Pistons back out in front with his second of the game. The period ended with Steinbach out in front 4-3.

The third period produced more Steinbach scoring as second year Piston Jack Johnson scored back to back goals to make it a 6-3 lead. Johnson has three goals in the first two exhibition games he's played. Barclay also picked up his second of the game before Danny Pion netted his first. 

The final buzzer sounded and the Pistons left Virden with an 8-3 win.

Will Koop had 3 assists on the night while Declan Graham, Jaret Lalli, Darby Gula, Travis Penner (2), Brady Tatro, Noah Couch and Pion also had helpers.

Matthew Thiessen played the whole game making his pre-season debut.

 

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Thursday, January 18th

MJHL
Portage at Virden, 7:30 p.m.

NHL
Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Washington at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Dallas at Columbus, 6 p.m.
St. Louis at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Vegas at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m.
Arizona at Nashville, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.

NBA
Orlando at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Philadelphia at Boston, 6 p.m.
Minnesota at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Indiana at Portland, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17th

South Central Athletic Conference
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball
SRSS 71 College Jeanne-Sauve 62

WHSHL
SRSS 5 St. Paul's 2

HTJHL
St. Adolphe 4 Steinbach 1

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild 14 Interlake 0
Pembina Valley 6 Wpg Thrashers 3
Brandon 7 Southwest 1

WHL
Spokane 3 Brandon 0

NHL
Boston 4 Montreal 1
Anaheim 5 Pittsburgh 3

NBA
Toronto 96 Detroit 91
Charlotte 133 Washington 109
San Antonio 100 Brooklyn 95
Atlanta 94 New Orleans 93 
Golden State 119 Chicago 112
Oklahoma City 114 L.A. Lakers 90
Miami 106 Milwaukee 101
Memphis 105 New York 99
Utah 120 Sacramento 105
L.A. Clippers 109 Denver 104

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