The Steinbach Pistons had a strong start to the Showcase being held in Winnipeg with a solid 6-2 win over the Virden Oil Capitals on Tuesday afternoon.

The Pistons got on the board first off the stick of an unlikely source. Rookie Will Cruise got his first career MJHL goal as he snapped the puck from the high circle, giving the Pistons a 1-0 lead. Bradley Schoonbaert and Ryan Carlson. Virden answered back on the power play and the period ended in a 1-1 deadlock.

In the second period, Steinbach showed off long stretches of dominating puck possession and it led to a pair of goals for Wyatt Hinson. His first of the afternoon came just :26 seconds into the period, with the Pistons on a power play, he muscled his way to the front of the net and chipped in a loose puck to push the lead to 2-1. For Hinson, it was his first as a member of the Steinbach Pistons. His second came later in the period, as again, he showed off his nose for the net as he battled the puck in to give Steinbach a 3-1 advantage. Mark Taraschuk and Joseph Leonidas picked up the helpers on the first marker by Hinson while Carlson notched his second assist of the day on the other.

Steinbach went into the third period holding a 3-1 lead. The Oil Capitals picked up another goal on the power play in the third period to cut the lead to 3-2 but Tyler Anderson quickly got Steinbach the two goal lead back as he snapped home a wrister from the point to make it 4-2. Mack Graham picked up the lone assist on the goal. The Pistons kept the pressure up and were rewarded with a power play goal for Bradley Schoonbaert from Mack Graham and Taraschuk. Taraschuk completed a 3 point afternoon with a goal of his own with just over a minute to go in the game, sealing a 6-2 win.

Roman Bengert was solid again as the 20 year old made several nice saves, especially on the penalty kill and picked up his 19th win of the season. The power play finished 2-5 while the penalty kill was 3-5. Shots were 41-27 Pistons.

Steinbach has one more game at the Showcase, it's a matchup with the OCN Blizzard on Wednesday afternoon, 3:00pm at the MTS IcePlex. 

 

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Monday, January 22nd

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Varsity Boys Basketball
SRSS vs J.H. Bruns
@ Wpg, 7:30 p.m.

WHSHL
SRSS 2 Kildonan East 0

City AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman 11 Interlake 0

HTJHL
St. Adolphe 4 Mitchell 3

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Ste. Anne vs Red River
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.

NHL
Detroit 3 New Jersey 0
Colorado 4 Toronto 2
Minnesota 3 Ottawa 1
Tampa Bay 2 Chicago 0
Arizona 3 N.Y. Islanders 2 (OT)
Buffalo 2 Calgary 1 (OT)

NBA
Charlotte 112 Sacramento 107
Atlanta 104 Utah 90
Memphis 105 Philadelphia 101
Houston 99 Miami 90
New Orleans 132 Chicago 128 (OT)
Milwaukee 109 Phoenix 105
Dallas 98 Washington 75
Denver 104 Portland 101
Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23rd

South Central Athletic Conference
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball
SRSS vs J.H. Bruns
@ Steinbach, 6 p.m.

MJHL
Selkirk at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.
Dauphin at OCN, 7 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Central Plains at Wpg Bruins, 7:30 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Seattle, 9:05 p.m.

NHL
Carolina at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
New Jersey at Boston, 6 p.m.
Philadelphia at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Colorado at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Ottawa at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Florida at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Buffao at Edmonton, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Columbus at Vegas, 9 p.m.
Winnipeg at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NBA
Sacramento at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at San Antonio, 7 p.m.
New York at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
Boston at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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