The Pistons would strike first in the opening game as Tanner Mole would pick up a loose puck and slip it past Ethan Peterson jut 7:15 into the 1st to make it 1-0. They would add to lead just 7:12 later as Braden Purtill would get it in the high slot and just squeak one through the five-hole of the Swan goalie to make it 2-0 after 1 period.
In the 2nd they would add to their lead as Jared Lailli would find Austin Heideman back-door for his 1st of the playoffs to make it 3-0 after 40 minutes.
The home-side would add one more in the 3rd as the Stamps would head to the power play and would pull their goalie to make it 6 on 4, but errant pass back to the point would hop over Daylin Smallchild’s stick and Tanner Mole would put it into the empty net for his 2nd of the night to seal the Pistons’ Game 1 victory.
Matthew Thiessen made 17 saves to earn the shutout in his 1st MJHL Playoff appearance while Stamps G Ethan Peterson made 34 saves on 37 shots in the loss.
The two teams will meet in Game 2 on Saturday night from the T.G Smith Center in Steinbach. We will broadcast the game once again on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.
There was two other MJHl Quarter-Finals that kicked off on Friday:
Winkler over OCN 4-3 (OT2)
(Lucas Barker with Double OT winner)
Winnipeg defeated Portage 3-2 (OT2)
(Devon Skoleski had GWG)
In the SJHL on the Final day of the regular season,
The Melville Millionaires fell on the road, 5-3 to the Estevan Bruins.
Former Bruin Issac Embree, Shane Sherban, and Ethan Kopyczyn scored for the Mils while Colby Entz made 27 saves in the loss.
The Mils will now meet the Weyburn Red Wings in their Best of 3 Wildcard series after the Red Wings beat the Yorkton Terriers 5-1 in their regular season finale.
Game 1 of the series will be on Sunday night at Crescent Point Place in Weyburn. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.