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Piston prospects edge Blues

By: Terry Frey

Posted: 09/5/2018 8:27 AM

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The Steinbach Pistons edged the Winnipeg Blues 6-5 Tuesday night in Steinbach in an all-rookie MJHL pre-season game.

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The Steinbach Pistons edged the Winnipeg Blues 6-5 Tuesday night in Steinbach in an all-rookie MJHL pre-season game.

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In an all-rookie affair Tuesday night at the T.G. Smith Centre, the Steinbach Pistons edged the Winnipeg Blues 6-5 in an entertaining MJHL pre-season contest.

Players in the Pistons line-up were selected by the coaches from the 40 or so players that were on hand for the Pistons rookie camp on Monday and Tuesday and last night’s game marked the end of the rookie camp.

The visiting Blues struck first on the powerplay, just 2:42 after the opening face-off as Ethan Sobkowich beat Cole Oswald.

But the Pistons quickly tied it on a goal by Brayden Clark just 26 seconds later, and by the end of the period the Pistons led 4-1 thanks to four straight goals. Carter Loney, Taggart Plouffe and Carter Bateman also found the mark for the Pistons in the opening frame.

The Blues’ Luc Benedictson scored the lone goal of the second period to narrow the Steinbach lead to 4-2 after 40 minutes.

Kieran Thiessen and Brayden Clark, with his second, rounded out the scoring for the Pistons in the third. The Blues scored twice in the final minute to make the score close. Logan Danis picked up three assists on the night for the Pistons.

The Pistons main camp also got underway during the day on Tuesday with about 40 players on hand. That camp will continue with workouts today and Thursday and head coach Paul Dyck will then pare some of the numbers.

The Pistons will play a home-and-home exhibition series this weekend with the Winkler Flyers as they host the Flyers Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Steinbach and then the re-match Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Winkler.

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