For the third straight week, the Pistons get the best of Portage with a 5-1 loss in Steinbach last night.
It was a better start for Portage in the automobile city last night, trading chances with the Pistons in the first. Jacob Brown opened the scoring for the dogs beating Radomsky with less than a minute to go in the first. The lead was short lived as Steinbach’s Martin makes a nice move to get Tatro the puck who puts it off Moore’s pad and buries his rebound just 19 seconds later.
Berube and Billaney started off the second with a fight off the draw. Berube assessed the instigation minor as both players were ejected from the game.
Halfway through the frame the Pistons went on a 3 minute 3 goal run. Vaeth taking the lead scoring the eventual game winner collecting a loose puck in front and finding the back of the net. Seconds late Mole tipped Culleton’s shot up and over the blocker of Nathan Moore. Martin made it 4-1 Steinbach putting it in off a Portage skate.
It was a frustrating third for Portage as they were unable to get pucks deep and quality shots on net to mount a comeback. Mole picked up his 2nd of the game on the powerplay on a wide open net for a 5-1 final.
Nathan Moore faced 43 shots in the loss backing 38. Portage went 0/5 on the powerplay.
After playing each other for 3 straight Wednesday’s – Steinbach taking all 6 points, the teams are back in action this Saturday at Stride Place for the Annual Cancer Care game. Game sponsored by McCain’s.