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Pistons take one on the chin in Virden

By: Terry Frey

Posted: 11/16/2018 7:21 AM

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This trip to Virden wasn't as successful as their last trip to the Manitoba Oil Capital last spring. Thursday night, in their first trip back to the stunning Tundra Oil & Gas Place since winning the MJHL championship there, the Steinbach Pistons lost 5-3 to the Oil Capitals, in a payback game, if you will, for the Oil Caps.

The Pistons burst out of the gates after the four-hour bus ride, taking a 2-0 lead in the first on goals by Aiden Wagner and Brendan Martin, with his team-leading 14th of the year.

But the Oil Capitals subsequently reeled off five straight goals to bury the Pistons. The Caps tied it with two goals in the second and went up 5-2 in the third with three more tallies, before Max Neill scored Steinbach's final goal with a minute and a half left.

The Pistons outshot the Oil Capitals 33-29 as Matt Lenz took the loss in net for the Pistons.

Steinbach remains in third place in the MJHL standings, as their record falls to 14-7-1-0 for the season, three points back of the second place Swan Valley Stampeders. The Pistons will host the Stampeders in a pair of games this weekend at the T.G. Smith Centre, with games slated for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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