Tuesday 8 May 2018

Steinbach Pistons capture ANAVET Cup

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(From MJHL twitter)

The Steinbach Pistons are your 2018 ANAVET Cup Champions.

The MJHL Champion Pistons defeated the SJHL-champion Nipawin Hawks 2-1 in Game 6 of their Best of 7 series on Monday night from the T.G Smith Center in Steinbach.

Brady Tatro (STEI) and fomer Wayway Wolverine Capain Wayde Johannesson (NIP) exchanged goals early in the game before Pistons' veteran forward Bradley Schoonbaert scored the game winner 6:35 into the 3rd period to seal the win.

Matthew Thiessen made 23 saves in the Steinbach net to earn the win while Hawks' goaltender Declan Hobbs turned aside 25 of 27 shots in the losing cause.

The Pistons now join Wenatchee Wild, Ottawa Jr. Senators, Wellington Dukes and the host Chilliwack Chiefs in the 2018 RBC Cup that begins this weekend in Chilliwack, BC.

Steinbach will open up on Sunday against the Wenatchee Wild.

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