The Steinbach Pistons opened the scoring in game one of the Turnbull Cup Finals and never looked back as they defeated the Virden Oil Capitals, 4-0 to take a 1-0 series lead on Saturday night in Steinbach.
It was a tight battle in the first twenty minutes as the two teams would skate to a scoreless first period with both Dominik Wasik and Owen LaRocque making key saves for their respective clubs.
It wasn’t until the second period when Noah Szabo one-timed a pass from Ty Paisley to the back of the net to get the home crowd on their feet in Steinbach.
At 13:22 of the second, Dawson Milliken jumped on a wraparound attempt that shot out to the slot and fired one to the back of the net to give the Pistons a 2-0 lead.
With just over three minutes left in the period, the Oil Capitals would head to the man-advantage where a shot block from Noah Szabo would send Davin Griffin up the ice on a shorthanded breakaway where he slipped it five hole to give Steinbach a 3-0 lead heading into the final twenty minutes.
Early in the third, Noah Szabo would add his second of the night on a point shot that found its way through traffic, giving the Pistons a 4-0 lead. Virden would do their best to push back but Wasik and the Pistons shut the door, taking game one.
Game two is set for Sunday night in Steinbach at 7:00 inside the T.G. Smith Cent