The Steinbach Pistons came to play against the OCN Blizzard on Wednesday afternoon and showed off why they are the top team in the MJHL with an impressive 6-2 win.

It was a wacky start as both teams scored on their opening shots of the contest. OCN took advantage of a defensive zone breakdown to make it 1-0 but Steinbach quickly counter punched courtesy of Tyson McConnell who scored his 6th of the season unassisted to knot the game at 1. The Blizzard answered back minutes later to make it 2-1. The Pistons started to open things up a bit and put together a few hard working shifts to get momentum on their side and used it to their advantage. 

The Blizzard answered back minutes later to make it 2-1 but that was all that Pistons netminder Matt Radomsky would allow.

The Pistons started to open things up a bit and put together a few hard working shifts to get momentum on their side and used it to their advantage. After some good skating and fancy moves from Mack Graham, he hit Wyatt Hinson at the side of the net with a perfect pass to tie the game at 2. For Hinson, it's his third goal in two games. Bradley Schoonbaert also picked up an assist on the game tieing goal.

To kick off the second period, before most fans even got back to their seats, it was Schoonbaert that pushed the Pistons ahead with his 18th goal of the year from Hinson and Mack Graham. Braden Purtill converted with a nice deke to make it 4-2 with the helpers being credited to Carter Chorney and Ryan Carlson.

After getting the two-goal lead, the Pistons began to cut a path to the penalty box. The Pistons managed to kill off the penalties, including a 5 on 3, to end the period on a high note.

In the final frame of regulation, Steinbach continued to pepper the OCN defenders and netminder with wave after wave of attack. Joseph Leonidas snapped off a wrist shot, going post - back bar, for a beauty to make it 5-2. The unassisted marker was Leonidas' second of the year and then Julien Koga put the cherry on top picking up his 9th of the season from Chorney and Tyler Anderson.

With eyes from scouts and rival teams looking on, the horn sounded and the Pistons raised their hands in victory with a 6-2 final.

Radomsky got the start and, although shaky in the beginning, was a massive difference maker making several key saves, including a couple of scrambles in the blue paint. At the end of the night, the Winnipeg native was credited with 19 saves. 

The power play finished 0-7 while the penalty kill was unreal going 9-9. 

Steinbach has one more game before the holiday break as they will entertain the Virden Oil Capitals on Sunday night. The two teams met on Tuesday and it was the Pistons coming out on top 6-2.

 

 

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Thursday, April 26th

NHL
Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh at Washington, 6 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 semifinal)
Western Conference
San Jose at Vegas, 9 p.m.
(1st game in series)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 6 p.m.
(Moose lead best of 5 semifinal 2-1)

Zone 13 High School Baseball
SRSS vs St. Joachim
@ Mitchell, 5:30 p.m.
Green Valley vs Edward Schreyer
@ Mitchell, 5:30 p.m.
Ste. Anne vs Niverville
@ Ile des Chenes, 5:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
New York 4 Minnesota 3 
Seattle at Cleveland, 5:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
Boston at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Chicago at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.
National League
Atlanta 7 Cincinnati 4
Arizona 8 Philadelphia 2
St. Louis 4 New York 3 
Milwaukee at Chicago, 7:05 p.m.
Interleague
Pittsburgh 1 Detroit 0 

NBA
Eastern Conference
Boston at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
(Celtics lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)

Friday, April 27th

Canadian Junior Hockey League
ANAVET Cup
Nipawin at Steinbach, 7:30 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 series)

NHL
Western Conference
Winnipeg at Nashville, 9 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 semifinal)

Major League Baseball
American League
Detroit at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
Texas at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Seattle at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Boston, 6:10 p.m.
Oakland at Houston, 7:10 p.m.
Chicago at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.
New York at Los Angeles, 9:07 p.m.
National League
Milwaukee at Chicago, 1:20 p.m.
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Arizona at Washington, 6:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.
Colorado at Miami, 6:10 p.m.
New York at San Diego, 9:10 p.m.
Los Angeles at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.
Interleague
Cincinnati at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.

NBA
Eastern Conference
Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m.
(Raptors lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)
Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m.
(Cavaliers lead series 3-2)
Western Conference
Oklahoma City at Utah, 9:30 p.m.
(Jazz lead series 3-2)

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