Comeback falls short in loss against Pistons

The Steinbach Pistons got out to a strong start, and hung on for a 5-2 win over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Will Hambley stopped 31 shots in the Pistons win as he held the fort from a Wolverines comeback attempt.

The Pistons came out strong in the first period as they peppered Brett Mirwald with 15 shots.

The first goal was scored at 7:11 when Jack Rogers took a pass from Neo Kiemeney and was able to put it past Mirwald.

The second goal was similar when Dawson Milliken took a pass from David Fry and deked out Mirwald.

Then Quinton Pepper scored on the powerplay to make it 3-0 after one.

In the second period, the Pistons extended their lead with a goal by Nate Goodbranson.

The Wolverines did end up getting it back when on a 5-on-3, Boston Bird received a nice pass from Joey Moffatt to get the Wolverines first of the game.

Later with another powerplay, Eric Krywy was able to put away a scrambling puck to make it 4-2.

In the third, the Wolverines got a few good chances, but weren’t able to get one by Hambley.

The Pistons got an empty-netter from Davis Fry with less than a minute left to go.

Brett Mirwald played strong in the loss, stopping 34 shots.

The Pistons jump back in first in the MJHL with 59 points.

The Wolverines next game will be on Wednesday as they travel to Swan Valley for a game at 7:30pm.