Clear

Steinbach, MB

-31°c Clear

Full Forecast

Sports

The Carillon - ONLINE EDITION

Pistons on cusp of ANAVET Cup title

By: Terry Frey

Posted: 05/5/2018 8:57 AM

  • Print
The Steinbach Pistons scored a massive 2-1 victory over the Nipawin Hawks Friday night at Nipawin as the Pistons now lead the series 3-2 heading into gave six Monday night in Steinbach.

TERRY FREY/ THE CARILLON Enlarge Image

The Steinbach Pistons scored a massive 2-1 victory over the Nipawin Hawks Friday night at Nipawin as the Pistons now lead the series 3-2 heading into gave six Monday night in Steinbach.

Advertisement

The Steinbach Pistons are in postion to win the ANAVET Cup on their home ice and in front of their own fans Monday night in Steinbach.

A huge 2-1 victory over the Nipawin Hawks Friday night at Nipawin gave the Pistons a privotal 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series pitting the MJHL-champion Pistons vs. the SJHL-champion Hawks.

After splitting the first two games of the series last weekend in Steinbach the series shifted to Nipawin this past week where the Pistons won two of three games.

In what head coach Paul Dyck called a "gutsy win", the Pistons trailed for most of last night's game until two third period markers by the visitors.

Brandon Arnold, with this sixth goal of the series, gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead as he scored with three minutes remaining in the first.

Steinbach pressured in the second, outshooting the Hawks 15-8 in the period, but couldn't get the equalizer.

Then finally, Drew Worrad tied it for the Pistons four minutes into the first and and then Jack Johnson, with the biggest goal he has ever scored, notched the winner with 7:38 remaining in the game and the Pistons were able to lock down the victory.

Steinbach was dominant in that third period with two massive goals, outshooting the Hawks 13-3 in the third, 28-11 in the final two periods and 36-25 overall in the game as Matthew Thiessen made 24 saves for the Pistons.

After travelling all night after last night's pivotal victory in Nipawin, the team arrived back in Steinbach at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, filing off the bus a tired but content group as they now have two chances on home ice to win this thing.

Game time on Monday is 7:30 p.m. at the T.G. Smith Centre. Should a seventh game be required it will be played Tuesday in Steinbach, also at 7:30 p.m.

Of course at stake to the winner of this series is a berth in the RBC Cup Junior 'A' National Championship, being played May 12-20 at Chilliwack, B.C. 

More Sports News

  • Mudbugs snap Huskies' 7-game win streak

    01/18/2019 7:37 AM

    The Red River Mudbugs edged the Steinbach Huskies 4-3 Thursday night at St. Jean, ending the Huskies' seven-game Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League win streak.

    HTJHL scoring leader Skylar Klassen scored what proved to be the winning goal with ...

  • Ste. Anne's Raygan Kirk made 25 saves in net for Team Canada as Canada defeated the USA 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game early this morning at the U18 IIHF World Women's Hockey Championship in Japan..

    Kirk backstops Canada to gold at U18 world championship

    01/13/2019 10:36 AM
  • Warriors thrive in new CRJHL

    01/10/2019 8:18 AM

    While legal proceedings continue against the Capital Region Junior Hockey League in this their inaugural season, play continues unabated in the new loop, as the five league members, including the St. Malo Warriors, are now into the 2019 portion of ...

Ads by Google

Electronic Copies

The Carillon single copy cover

Annual Subscription

Back issues available with an e-subscription

Subscribe to single copy
$1.50 each (includes tax)

December 20, 2018 copy now available

Read this week’s classifieds