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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Monday, December 17th

WWHSHL
SRSS vs College Pierre Elliott Trudeau
@ Steinbach, 3:30 p.m.

NHL
Anaheim at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Vegas at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Nashville at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Colorado, 8 p.m.

NFL
New Orleans at Carolina, 7:15 p.m.

NBA
Milwaukee at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at New York, 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Utah at Houston, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Portland at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
Memphis at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 16th

MJHL
Steinbach 4 Swan Valley 3
Portage 5 Winkler 4 (OT)
OCN 3 Waywayseecappo 2

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman 3 Southwest 2
Wpg Thrashers 5 Norman 2 
Wpg Bruins 6 Parkland 1 
Yellowhead 4 Wpg Wild 3
Central Plains 7 Interlake 1

MFMHL
Central Plains 2 Eastman 1 (OT)

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Wpg Warriors 3 Eastman 2 (OT)

NHL
Winnipeg 5 Tampa Bay 4 (OT)
Vegas 4 N.Y. Rangers 3 (OT)
Carolina 3 Arizona 0
Calgary 7 St. Louis 2
Buffalo 4 Boston 2
Chicago 7 San Jose 3
Vancouver 4 Edmonton 2

NFL
Atlanta 40 Arizona 14
Cincinnati 30 Oakland 16
Minnesota 41 Miami 17
Indianapolis 23 Dallas 0
Baltimore 20 Tampa Bay 12
Buffalo 14 Detroit 13 
Chicago 24 Green Bay 17
Washington 16 Jacksonville 13
Tennessee 17 N.Y. Giants 0
San Francisco 26 Seattle 23 (OT)
Pittsburgh 17 New England 10
Philadelphia 30 L.A. Rams 23

NBA
Denver 95 Toronto 86 
Brooklyn 144 Atlanta 127 
Philadelphia 128 Cleveland 105
Indiana 110 New York 99 
Washington 128 L.A. Lakers 110 
Miami 102 New Orleans 96
Sacramento 120 Dallas 113

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