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Oil Caps Lose a Big Game to the Pistons

The Oil Caps drop a tough game to the Pistons with a 6-2 loss. With one goal in the first period by the Pistons to give them the 1-0 lead headed into the second period. Then Steinbach scored 3 goals in 6 minutes to make the score 4-0. However at the end of the period the Oil Caps pulled out a goal to make the score 4-1 headed into the third period. The third period saw 2 goals by the Pistons to increase the lead to 6-1. Virden made a final hurrah scoring one late goal to make the final score 6-2.

The first period saw just one goal by the Pistons at 16:52 when Ty Naaykens scored his 16th of the season to give Steinbach the early 1-0 lead.

The second period saw the Pistons take control starting with Ryan Butler scoring his 19th of the season at 6:46 to make the lead for Steinbach 2-0. The Pistons Zach Purcell scored the next 2 goals, the first at 10:04 on the power play to make lead 3-0. The next was scored at 12:37 tomato the lead now 4-0 for Steinbach. Virden’s Hunter Cloutier tried to swing momentum scoring his 28th on the power play at 19:35 to make the score 4-1 headed into the third period.

The third period kicked off early with Steinbach’s Rylan Bettens scoring his 12th unassisted and short-handed at 1:25 to make the score now 5-1 in favour of the Pistons. Steinbach didn’t lose momentum with Max Neill scoring his 10th of the season at 13:29 to make the Pistons lead now 6-1. The Oil Capitals were not discourage, still managing to score again at 15:25 when Tristan Thompson scored his 15th of the season on the power play to leave the final score at 6-2 in favour of Steinbach. 

Steinbach’s Matt Lenz took home the win stopping 26 of just 28 shots faced for a save percentage of 92.9%. Virden’s Ethan Peterson took the loss stopping 39 of 45 shots faced for a save percentage of 86.7%