By Thomas Neufeld
The game got off on a bad note for the Pistons, as star starting goalie Matt Lenz was injured 9:51 into the game, and Dante Gianunzzi needed to come in to replace him. Bryce Young would open the scoring for the Pistons 12:58 into the first with his second goal since he was acquired by the team, and though the Wolverines got the game back on even term soon after, Steinbach took the lead back under 2 minutes later on a Troy Beauchemin goal.
The Wolverines tied the game up again early in the second, but Steinbach responded and retook their lead just over 2 minutes later when Bryce Young scored his second of the game. There would be no more scoring until the exact midpoint of the third period when Waywayseecappo scored to tie the game up for the third time. Overtime and then a shootout would be required, and it would take 6 rounds until Tanner Mole scored the shootout winner. Matt Lenz stopped 2 shots before he was replaced by Dante Giannuzzi, who stopped 24 of 27 shots in the win.
Week in review:
A slow week for the Pistons saw them pick up another win, in a season that has seen them play exceptional hockey all year long.
Bryce Young has 3 goals and 8 assists for the Pistons since being acquired, while Dante Giannuzzi has 3 wins and a loss since he was acquired from the Winnipeg Blues earlier in the year.
In other news, the Pistons traded away forward Rylan Clemons to the NOJHL’s Soo Thunderbirds for future considerations. Clemons had 2 goals and 6 assists in 19 games at the time of the trade.
It was also announced that Carter Loney was named to the Team Canada West roster, who will compete at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, BC, which will get going on December 7th.
A look ahead:
It will be a busy week for the Pistons, as they will have a 3 game homestand before closing the week out on the road.
The Pistons will start the week with a game against the Virden Oil Capitals on the 4th before back-to-back games against the Swan Valley Stampeders on the 6th and 7th, and will close out the week on the 10th, in a road game against the Winnipeg Blues.