The Steinbach Pistons blanked the Oil Caps 3-0, as the teams clashed in their second meeting since last Friday.
In an eventful but scoreless power struggle in the First, Virden had outshot the Pistons 12 to 6 but couldn’t capitalize on neither power play opportunities. There were 3 penalties called in the 1st, each of which going to the Pistons; Tyson McConnel for Hooking (2:20), Boedey Vaeth for Hooking (13:07) and Tristan Culleton for Tripping (14:29).
Virden had again outshot Steinbach in a scoreless 2nd, 10 to 6. This time there were 2 penalties both against Virden. Kolten Kanaski for Slashing (5:26) and Logan Rands for Interference (16:30).
The Pistons battled hard in the 3rd, outshooting The Oil Caps 14 to 3.
Steinbach scored the only 3 goals of the game in the 3rd, resulting in their shutout against Virden. Easton Bennett (6:28) Assisted by Troy Williams; Tyson McConnell (17:54) Assisted by Kyle Bettens and Brendan Westbrook; Brendon Martin (18:42) netted an empty netter, Assisted by Brady Tatro.
Dalton Dosch took the loss for Virden, stopping 23 of 25. Matthew Radomsky got the shutout for Steinbach, stopping all 25 shots his way.
The Three Stars of the game were:
• Matthew Radomsky of Steinbach
• Easton Bennett of Steinbach
• Blake Sidoni of Virden
The Davidson Truck And Tractor Hardest Worker of the game:
“We had our chances in the 1st and Radomsky made some big saves. Steinbach got their 1st goal and we just couldn’t seem to be able to recover. We have to turn the page and get ready for Selkirk tonight.” Stated GM and Head Coach, Troy Leslie.
The Oil Caps will be playing their 4th game in 5 nights as Virden hosts the Selkirk Steelers tomorrow at Tundra Oil and Gas Place. Puck drops is at 7:30.