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Pistons sweep Stamps, Flyers in weekend series

By: Terry Frey

Posted: 10/8/2018 11:10 AM

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Pistons' defenceman Curtis Ireland tries to get a handle on the puck in the Winkler crease Sunday night in Steinbach as the Pistons defeated the visiting Flyers 5-2.

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Pistons' defenceman Curtis Ireland tries to get a handle on the puck in the Winkler crease Sunday night in Steinbach as the Pistons defeated the visiting Flyers 5-2.

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Winners of three of their last four games, the Steinbach Pistons, now 4-3 on the season, are back over the .500 mark and into sixth place in the MJHL standings following their Thanksgiving Weekend sweep at home over the Swan Valley Stampeders and Winkler Flyers.

Veteran Matthew Radomsky, playing some of his hockey as a Piston, was in goal in back-to-back nights for the Pistons, in a 5-2 victory over Swan Valley on Saturday and another 5-2 triumph over the Flyers on Sunday in front of the faithful (Pistons that is) at the T.G. Smith Centre.

Radomsky made 33 saves on Saturday as the Pistons knocked off an improved Swan Valley club, who are tied for second in the standings at 5-2-1.

Leading the way for the Pistons on the scoresheet was returning forward Brendan Martin with a goal and two assists. Rounding out the scoring for the winners were Brady Tatro, Aiden Wagner, Troy Williams and Easton Bennett. Shots were 35 aside in the contest. Martin leads the Pistons in scoring with eight points in seven games.

Radomsky, who has lowered his goals against average to 2.17 on the season, made another 25 stops Sunday against the Flyers, in a game the Pistons outshot the visitors 38-27.

Team captain Tyson McConnell paced the Pistons with a pair of goals, with singles coming from Marcel Berube, Brady Tatro and defenceman Curtis Ireland, who also had an assist. Boedey Vaeth and Troy Williams each had two assists for the Pistons.

The Portage Terriers lead the standings with a 6-1 record and that’s who the Pistons’ next opponent will be as the two rivals will clash Wednesday night in Steinbach, with the puck drop going at 7:30 p.m.

 

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