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Visiting Kings no match for Pistons

By: Terry Frey

Posted: 01/6/2019 10:20 AM

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The Dauphin Kings skated with the Steinbach Pistons through the first half of Saturday's MJHL tilt in Steinbach, but in the second half of the contest the superior Pistons pulled away enroute to an efficient 3-1 triumph over the Kings.

Scoreless through the first, the Kings, coming off a 5-4 loss one night in earlier in Winkler, struck first as Carter Sawchuk beat Matt Radomsky with the game's first goal two minutes into the middle frame.

Brendan Martin, with his team-leading 24th goal of the season, tied it for the Pistons four minutes later. Tanner Mole scored the winning goal for the Pistons, his 16th of the campaign, just one minute into the third period. Easton Bennett would later an insurance marker.

Brendan Westbrook, the hottest player for the Pistons of late, picked up two assists in the contest and now has eight points in his last four games.

Matt Radomsky posted the win in net for the Pistons, stopping 22 of the 23 shots he faced, lowering his league-leading goals against average to 2.06 on the season.

With the win, the third place Pistons improve their record to 26-11-2-0, just a point back of the second place Swan Valley Stampeders and six back of the leading Portage Terriers. Both those teams, also winners on Saturday, each have two games in hand on the Pistons.

The Kings fell to 18-18-2-2.

Steinbach next sees action Friday night in a return trip to Neepawa to face the Natives. The Pistons blanked the Natives 6-0 in Neepawa on Jan. 2 in their first game back from the Christmas break.

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