A pair of first-period goals turned out to be enough as the Steinbach Pistons remained undefeated after a 2-1 win over the Swan Valley Stampeders Friday night.
The game marked the first for newcomer goalie Dominik Wasik who made his Pistons debut after joining the club last week.
Captain Dawson Milliken also made his season debut after missing the start of the year with an injury but it didn't take long for the 20-year-old to make an impact.
After a great hardworking shift in the offensive zone, Milliken took a nifty pass from Ian Amsbaugh and snapped home his first of the year to make it 1-0. Langley Kruggel also picked up a helper.
Later in the first, the lead would grow on a power play as Ty Paisley deflected a Warren Clark point shot past the Stamps goalie for his 4th of the season. Davis Fry continued his point streak with a secondary assist.
Steinbach looked to be in total control of the first but in the final seconds, they surrendered a shorthanded goal that cut the lead to 2-1.
It's the second consecutive game where the Pistons gave up a shorty and they went into the first intermission up 2-1.
That would be all the scoring the game would see, as Wasik stood tall making 13 more saves between the second and third periods.
Despite putting up 25 shots between the second and third periods, the Pistons were turned away but never looked frustrated. They stuck with the game plan, worked pucks around and came away with some good looks, they just got stopped.
With the 2-1 win, Steinbach improves to 6-0 and remains the only team without a loss this season.
The power play clicked once in six chances while the penalty kill was a perfect four for four.
Steinbach wraps up a four-game home stand on Saturday night as they welcome in the Selkirk Steelers. It was less than a week ago that Steinbach defeated the Steelers in a thrilling shootout.
The game will be broadcast on DABroadcasting.Mixlr.com starting at 7:20 pm and puck drop at 7:30 pm.