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Pistons sweep Blizzard, Oil Caps at home

By: Terry Frey

Posted: 11/5/2018 8:05 AM

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It was a solid weekend for the Steinbach Pistons on home ice as they won a pair of games, 7-2 over the OCN Blizzard on Saturday and then followed that up with a 3-1 triumph over the Virden Oil Capitals Sunday night.

The pair of wins improve Steinbach's record to 12-5-1-0, third in the MJHL standings, just a point back of the Swan Valley Stampeders and two behind the leading Portage Terriers.

In the 7-2 win over OCN, the Pistons received goals from seven different players, led by Brendan Martin, with a goal and two assists. His linemates Brady Tatro chipped in with a goal and an assist and Boedey Vaeth had three assists in the contest as Steinbach's most potent line had eight points on the night.

Brendan Westbrook, Jack Kilroy, Tanner Mole, Troy Williams and Tyson McConnell rounded out the Steinbach scoring.

The Pistons outshot the Blizzard 37-22 as Matt Radomsky made 20 saves in the Steinbach net.

Sunday's game against the Oil Caps was a little tighter. Scoreless through the first period, Brady Tatro, with his team-leading 13th goal of the season, scored a powerplay marker seven minutes into the second and the Pistons would take a 1-0 lead into the third.

Aiden Wagner and Jack Kilroy found the mark to give the Pistons a little breathing room in the third before Logan Rands, with his first of the year, broke up Matt Radomsky`s bid for a shutout with just over six minutes remaining in the third.

Radomsky made 21 saves in the contest as the Pistons outshot the Oil Capitals 44-22. Radomsky leads the league with a 1.98 goals against average.

Meanwhile, Tatro is second in the league scoring race with 27 points 18 games, one point back of Josh Tripp of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

First place will be on the line Wednesday night in Steinbach as the Pistons host the Portage Terriers at 7:30 p.m. at the T.G. Smith Centre. The Pistons have already beaten the Terriers in three of their four meetings this year.

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