Steinbach defeats Virden to capture Turnbull Cup

The Steinbach Pistons defeated the Virden Oil Capitals in five games to capture the 2023 Turnbull Cup.

It was the Pistons who opened the scoring on Saturday night in Steinbach when Travis Hensrud found the back of the net on the powerplay to give Steinbach a 1-0 lead near the midway mark of the period.

Just a few minutes later on another man-advantage, Ty Paisley’s low shot beat Eric Reid for his 11th of the postseason to give the Pistons a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, it was the Oil Cap’s who came storming out of the gate. Virden outshot Steinbach, 12-5 in the period but couldn’t solve Dominik Wasik as he stood tall in the Pistons crease.

Virden would make a push in the third period and pull their goalie for the extra attacker but it would be too little too late as the Steinbach Pistons would hold on to a 3-0 lead and win game five to capture the Turnbull Cup as MJHL Champions.

Dominik Wasik earned a shutout stopping 24/24 shots while Travis Hensrud, Ty Paisley and Kirk Mullen added singles.

Steinbach Pistons captain, Dawson Milliken was named the 2023 MJHL Turnbull Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player.