Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League


By Craig Stein

Pistons Grab Home Ice Back

For the first time in this year’s Anavet Cup, the SJHL Canalta Cup Champion Nipawin Hawks find themselves trailing the series, as they fell 6-2 to the Steinbach Pistons on Tuesday as the series shifted to Nipawin.  The Pistons have won back to back games and now lead the Best-of-Seven series 2-1.

Steinbach led 4-0 after two periods and 5-0 late in the third.  Bradley Schoonbaert had a goal and two assists to lead them, and he’s racked up seven points (2g-5a) in the three games so far.  Brady Tatro and Drew Worrad each had a goal and an assist while Matthew Thiessen made 23/25 saves.

Logan Casavant and Carter Doerksen got the Hawks on the board late in the third period when it was out of reach.  Declan Hobbs stopped 27/33 shots in goal.

They’ll go right back at it Wednesday in Nipawin for Game 4 as the Hawks look to even things up.  They’ll take Thursday off before staying in Nipawin for Game 5 Friday.  If the Hawks can win at least one of those next two at home, they’ll head back to Steinbach Monday and if necessary Tuesday.

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