The first period kicked off early at 1:49 on the power play when the Pistons Dylan Cassie scored his 4th of the season to make the score 1-0. At 5:17 Virden’s Kolten Kanaski scored his 28th of the season to tie the game 1-1. Late in the period the Oil Caps Drayson Collyer scored his 3rd of the season at 18:37 to make the score 2-1 for Virden.
The second period kicked off at 4:41 when Virden’s Jaxon Heeney scored his 3rd of the season to make the score 3-1 for Virden. At 7:11 the Pistons Zach Purcell scored his 28th of the season to cut the Virden lead to 3-2. At 8:57 Steinbach’s Declan Graham scored his 6th of the season on the power play to tie the game 3-3. The Pistons Bryce Young scored his 9th of the season at 9:23 on the power play to make the score 4-3 for Steinbach. The Pistons kept it going with Zach Purcell scoring his 2nd of the game at 13:37 to make the score 5-3 for Steinbach.
To kick off the third period Virden’s Drayson Collyer scored his 2nd of the game unassisted, at 8:52 to make the score 5-4 for the Pistons. At 12:30 Virden’s Brett Paddock scored his 11th of the season to make the score tied at 5-5. However unfortunately the Pistons scored another 2 goals, one at 14:05 by Carter Loney, his 14th of the season on the power play to make the score 6-5. The other at 15:36 by Ryan Butler scoring his 22nd of the season to make the final score 7-5 for Steinbach.
Steinbach’s Matt Lenz took the win stopping 28 of 33 shots for a save percentage of 84.8%. Virden’s Ethan Peterson took home the loss stopping just 30 of 37 shots for a save percentage of 81.1%.
Head Coach Tyson Ramsey had this to say after last nights game, “I thought out guys worked hard. We generated chances and 5 on 5 we were quite good. Special teams was the story of this one. Our power play looked good, moved the puck well but couldn’t find the back of the net and for whatever reason everything they shot on theirs went in. We’ll look at video and make some adjustments and get ready for Tuesday!”