The Steinbach Pistons surrendered three goals in the opening period and after a brief comeback attempt ended up dropping a 4-2 decision to the Selkirk Steelers on Tuesday night.

First Period Woes

Both teams came out in the first and put up shots with Selkrik finally finding the back of the net near the midway point.

Two more goals followed in the span of around 6 minutes and the Pistons were behind the eightball trailing 3-0 after 20 minutes of play.

Powerful Second

The Pistons were able to get back into the game with a pair of speical team markers in the middle frame.

First, it was Declan Graham scoring his first of the year on the power play from Troy Williams to cut the lead to 3-1.

They were able to get another step closer when Tyson McConnell scored also on a power play to make it a 3-2 hockey game. Graham picked up his second point of the night on the captains 13th of the season.

Steinbach pushed but were not able to get the game squared up and headed into the third down 3-2.

Midway Putaway 

Selkirk was able to put the game out of reach with just under nine minutes to play. 

The Steelers also had the edge in shots over the final period 16-11.

Steinbach couldn't find any more offence and were handed a 4-2 road loss.

Matt Radomsky got the start and finished with 36 saves on the night. The power play finished 2 for 4 while the penalty kill finished 9 for 9.

Western Canada Bound

A pair of Pistons were selected to head to Team Canada West selection camp in early December. 

Goalie Matt Radomsky and forward Kyle Bettens will be trying to impress coaches and scouts over a two day try-out period.

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Friday, February 22nd

CSHL
La Broquerie at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 semifinal 2-0)
Grunthal vs Red River @ St. Jean, 8 p.m.
(Red Wings lead series 2-1)

MJHL
Steinbach at Selkirk, 7:30 p.m.
Waywayseecappo at Virden, 7:30 p.m.
Swan Valley at Portage, 7:30 p.m.
Winkler at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Bruins 4 Eastman 1
Southwest vs Yellowhead
@ Souris, 8 p.m.

WHSHL
Platinum Promotions Division
SRSS vs Oak Park
@ Steinbach, 7:15 p.m.
(best of 3 Tier II semifinal tied 1-1)

WHL
Saskatoon at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

AHL
Laval 3 Manitoba 0

NHL
Columbus 3 Ottawa 0
Colorado 5 Chicago 3
Minnesota at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m.

NBA
Toronto 120 San Antonio 117
Charlotte 123 Washington 110
Chicago 110 Orlando 109
Indiana 126 New Orleans 111
Detroit 125 Atlanta 122
Minnesota 115 New York 104
L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Utah at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 23rd

CSHL
Ste. Anne at La Broquerie, 7 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 semifinal 3-0)

HTJHL
Quarterfinals
Steinbach at St. Adolphe, 8 p.m.
(Huskies lead best of 5 series 2-1)
Springfield vs Mitchell
@ Oakbank, 8 p.m.
(series tied 2-2)

Capital Region Junior Hockey League
Arborg at St. Malo, 7:30 p.m.

MJHL
Swan Valley at Wpg Blues, 7 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Bruins at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.
Wpg Wild at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.
Interlake vs Norman
@ Thompson, 7:30 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs Southwest
@ Morden, 8 p.m.
Central Plains vs Parkland
@ Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.
Yellowhead vs Wpg Thrashers
@ Shoal Lake, 7:30 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Prince Albert, 7 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba at Laval, 2 p.m.

NHL
Washington at Buffalo, 12 p.m
New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 12 p.m.
Boston at St. Louis, 3 p.m.
Los Angeles at Florida, 4 p.m.
Carolina at Dallas, 4 p.m.
San Jose at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Colorado at Nashville, 4:30 p.m.
Montreal at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

NBA
Portland at Philadelphia, 12 p.m.
Memphis at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Atlanta, 6 p.m.
Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Maimi, 6:30 p.m.
Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Houston at Golden State, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m.

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