Tyler Penner scored two goals and set up another for the Steinbach Pistons as they knocked off the visiting Waywayseecappo Wolverines 6-3 in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League on Wednesday night.
Ryan Edevold and Hayden Goderis each added a goal and an assist for the Pistons (39-16-2), who moved into second place in the Addison Division and locked the Wolverines (18-38-3) into fifth place in the Sher-Wood Division.
Colin Beaudry and Daniel Taillefer also found the back of the net for Steinbach, which exploded for three goals in the first and second periods and got 32 saves from Zach Rakochy.
Dylan Gejdos replied with two goals for the Wolverines in the final frame, with George Splichal supplying the other with less than a minute left in the first.
Brandon’s Cole McCaig had a pair of assists for Wayway, while MacGregor’s Mitch Wiebe stopped 27 shots in the first two periods before giving way to Brandonite Justin Holder, who stopped all six shots he faced in the third.
Meanwhile, in Portage la Prairie, Nathan Park made 32 saves for his sixth shutout of the season as the league-leading Selkirk Steelers (47-7-4) edged the host Terriers 1-0.
Derrick Brooks and Soren Fredriksen set up Parker Thomas’s goal 14:41 into the first period that held up as the game’s lone marker.
Talor Joseph stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced for Portage (36-16-7), which fell a point behind the Pistons for second in the Addison Division.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 27, 2014