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Home Ice Advantage?

After two games, the MJHL semi-final between the Blues and Pistons is knotted at one as both teams have won on the road to open the series.

Wednesday night in Steinbach, the Blues jumped out to a two goal lead before the game was five and a half minutes old. Liam Bilton’s goal less than a minute in was followed a few minutes later with one of his own from Mack Heisinger. On the powerplay late in the period, the Pistons cut the lead in half and it was 2-1 after one. The Pistons tied it up in the second but in the third, Maverick Rafter put the Blues back in the lead to stay. With Parsons holding the fort through the end, the visiting Blues skated out of Steinbach with an early series lead.

The Pistons made their way to a very busy IcePlex Friday night. Almost six minutes in, they hit the scoreboard but that was shortlived as Kamerin Nault tipped in a Ryan Bittner shot from the point to even it up. And that was it for scoring for more than 75 minutes of hockey as the teams got to the second overtime. The teams gave up three powerplays each but it was the Pistons who finally converted when with 2:46 left, they got one by Parsons for the 2-1 win and evening the series at one.

Game notes: Blues Boston Pizza player of the game was Scott Parsons while the OMG hardest working Blue was Jake Stilwell.  Game three goes Sunday in Steinbach.  A great crowd of 765 Friday night at the IcePlex with one lucky 50/50 winner taking home more than $800.