The Steinbach Pistons fired 49 shots on goal and only allowed 16 yet found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-2 final Tuesday night in Winkler.

For large amounts of the opening period, the Pistons controlled play. A couple of breaks fell Winkler's way and they converted making it 2-0 with just 4 shots towards the net. First, a deflection and the second a loose puck in some feet was found by a Flyer and snapped past Matthew Thiessen.

In the second, the Flyers scored a quick one to make it 3-0 but the Pistons continued to work hard and drew a couple of penalties. 

With the man advantage, Tyson McConnell scored his 15th of the year from Austin Heidemann and Drew Worrad to cut the lead to 3-1.

Steinbach continued to hold a lot of the pressure but was turned away by a stellar performance from Troy Martyniuk of Winkler.

In the third, the Pistons came within a goal after Daniel McKitrick (17) scored a bit of a weird one. After being stopped on a breakaway, the Flyers back-checker slid into the net and pushed the puck over the line to make it 3-2.

The comeback was cut short after a turnover resulted in the Flyers getting a partial breakaway and scoring to make it 4-2.

Steinbach continued to pepper shots on goal but just couldn't find the back of the net despite having a few glorious chances. 

The power play finished 1-8 while the penalty kill was 4-4. Matthew Thiessen can't be faulted for any of the goals against, made 11 saves on the night.

Coaches Notes

Pistons coach Paul Dyck can't fault the effort of his team, despite the results. “Tonight was one of those nights where we could not buy a goal,” head coach Paul Dyck said after the game. “I liked our game in the offensive zone, but we made some decisions in the defensive and neutral zone that cost us.”

In The Future

The Pistons will hit the road on Friday and Saturday before the league takes a break for the upcoming MJHL/SJHL Showcase. They will face the Swan Valley Stampeders on Friday, and the OCN Blizzard on Saturday. Puck drop is set for 7:30 pm on Friday and 7:00 pm on Saturday. You can listen to the game on MIX 96 and Steinbachonline.com.

 

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Sunday, October 21st

MJHL
OCN at Steinbach, 7 p.m.
Portage at Virden, 6:30 p.m.
Wpg Blues at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.

Capital Region Junior Hockey League
St. Malo vs Lundar
@ Warren, 6:30 p.m.

MFMHL
Wpg Avros 1 Eastman 0

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Yellowhead 2 Kenora 0
Wpg Wild 4 Southwest 3 (OT)
Parkland 8 Norman 2
Wpg Bruins 5 Brandon 4
Interlake 5 Pembina Valley 3 

AAA U17 Midget Prep League
Eastman 2 Brandon 1 (OT)

AHL
Manitoba 6 San Antonio 3

NHL
Calgary at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Chicago, 6 p.m.
Buffalo at Anaheim, 7 p.m.

NFL
Minnesota 37 N.Y. Jets 17
L.A. Chargers 20 Tennessee 19
Carolina 21 Philadelphia 17
Indianapolis 37 Buffalo 5
New England 38 Chicago 31
Tampa Bay 26 Cleveland 23 (OT)
Houston 20 Jacksonville 7
Detroit 32 Miami 21
New Orleans 24 Baltimore 23
Washington 20 Dallas 17
L.A. Rams 39 San Francisco 10
Cincinnati at Kansas City, 7:20 p.m.

NBA
Atlanta 133 Cleveland 111
Sacramento 131 Oklahoma City 120
Golden State at Denver, 7 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Clippers, 8 p.m.

Monday, October 22nd

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Volleyball
Varsity
SRSS vs Glenlawn
@ Steinbach (g) 6 p.m. (b) 7:30 p.m.
Junior Varsity
SRSS vs Glenlawn
@ Wpg (g) 6:30 p.m. (b) 8 p.m.

NHL
Colorado at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Washington at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

NFL
N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 7:15 p.m.

NBA
Charlotte at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Orlando at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
New York at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Memphis at Utah, 8 p.m.
Washington at Portland, 9 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

 

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