For the second straight game, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines struggled to find the back of Steinbach’s net and would drop a close 2-0 decision to the Pistons.
After the opening ten minutes, both clubs would settle in and get their chances. The Wolverines couldn’t quite get the puck out of their own end and the Pistons would make them pay for it.
Just after a scramble in front of the net, Pistons forward Brendan Martin would dig the puck out of some traffic and fire one past LaBelle to give the Pistons a 1-0 lead with 7:17 remaining.
Both clubs would have a few opportunities to get on the board in the second period with the Wolverines having three powerplays, but the Pistons number one penalty kill would do another great job of shutting it down.
After forty minutes, Waywayseecappo would head into the intermission down 1-0 with Isaac LaBelle making a number of key stops as he kicked away 16 of 17 shots through two.
It would be more of the same in the third period as both teams would trade chances. Bad blood began to boil over late in the period and the Wolverines would have to kill off a roughing minor before getting another chance to tie it up.
The Wolverines would pull LaBelle and it would be too little too late in their comeback effort as Steinbach would add an empty-netter to win 2-0.
Now 16-23-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines will get another chance to get back in the win column on Wednesday night when they welcome the Neepawa Natives to the Waywayseecappo Arena Complex.