Steinbach's goaltender Cole Plowman wasn't overly tested but finished the game with 14 saves on his way to his second shutout of the year, a 6-0 Pistons win over the Winnipeg Freeze.
Defender Noah Szabo gave his team an early lead as the 18-year-old from St. Thomas, Ontario scored his first career MJHL goal. "I think I'll give the puck to my dad," Szabo said after the game. "I usually keep most of my pucks but he was definitely watching this one and it'll make a great Christmas gift, a good stocking stuffer."
Captain Dawson Milliken picked up an assist on the 1-0 goal, as did Langley Kruggel.
Later in the period, Milliken would score on a beauty pass from Landon Roberts to make it 2-0. Ethan Johnson picked up a helper on Milliken's 6th of the year.
With two minutes left in the period, Davin Griffin cashed in by batting a puck out of midair, scoring his 5th of the season. Travis Hensrud picked up the assist and Steinbach took that 3-0 lead into the first intermission.
In the second, Steinbach's five skaters put on a clinic, keeping the puck in the zone and dominating puck control. They piled up chances until finally, Leo Chambers knocked one out of midair, the second time the Pistons did that in the game. Chambers' goal was assisted by Ian Amsbaugh and Spencer Penner, though it was all five players that contributed to the goal.
Amsbaugh would set up another teammate later in the period as the 20-year-old playmaking specialist led a rush into the Freeze zone, faked a shot then fed a pass over to Nick Mikan who buried his 8th of the year. For Mikan, it's goals in three straight games.
Josh Nelson, who returned to the lineup after being out due to injury, picked up right where he left off playing a solid 200-foot game and chipping in with an assist on the 5-0 goal.
In the third, Hensrud finished off a wonderful pass from Ty Paisley to put Steinbach ahead 6-0. For the Thunder Bay product, it gives him 16 goals for the year.
Plowman faced 14 shots over the 60 minutes and with the shutout, he's now tied for the league lead with 2.
Steinbach outshot Winnipeg 64-14.
The power play finished 0-2 while the penalty kill was 2-2.
Steinbach's next game is coming up on Sunday vs the OCN Blizzard. Puck drop at the TG Smith is at 7:00 pm.