Three Piston power-play goals proved to be the difference as the Winkler Flyers lost 6-4 at home on Saturday night as their exhibition season continued. A night after dropping a 6-1 decision in Steinbach, the Flyers dressed another young group of hopefuls who were still in search of an opening night roster spot.

It was a busy first period as the Pistons beat Winkler netminder Aaron Brunn, 5:47 into the game. The Flyers got that one back not even a minute later when second year forward Trent Halfdanson scored a pretty goal with Colton Friesen drawing the lone assist. The home side took their first lead of the game just past the midway point of the period thanks to Kyle Lang’s power-play goal.

However, Steinbach scored twice more before the end of the period, including one of the power-play and led 3-2 after 20 minutes.

Sandwiched between two Steinbach goals in the second, Flyers forward Colton Friesen scored on a partial breakaway but the Flyers still trailed 5-3 heading into the third.

The Pistons’ third power-play goal of the game gave them a three goal lead to start the third. Winkler cut that lead to 6-4 with 9:46 to play in the game when Kyle Lang and Matt Krawiec assisted on Corey Stormer’s goal. Despite nearly two minutes of play with the extra attacker at the end of the period, the Flyers could not pull any closer, dropping their second pre-season game in a row.

Aaron Brunn and Jack Faulkner split time in goal for Winkler. Brunn stopped 11 of the 15 shots he faced, while Faulkner stopped seven of nine.

The Flyers (1-3) will travel to Neepawa on Tuesday night with puck drop at the Yellowhead Centre taking place at 7:30pm. You can catch the game live on www.hockeytv.com

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Thursday, November 15th

Zone 4 High School AAA Volleyball
Varsity Girls Final
Miller at Sanford, 5:30 p.m.
Varsity Boys Final
Morden vs Miller
@ Altona, 5:30 p.m.

MHSAA Volleyball
Inter-Zone
AAAA Junior Varsity Girls
Northlands Parkway vs Vincent Massey
@ Brandon, 4 p.m.
AAAA Junior Varsity Boys
Northlands Parkway vs Vincent Massey
@ Brandon, 5:45 p.m.
AAA Junior Varsity Boys
Miller vs Virden
@ Treherne, 7 p.m.
AAAA Varsity Girls
Garden Valley vs Vincent Massey
@ Brandon, 4 p.m.
AAAA Varsity Boys
Garden Valley vs Vincent Massey
@ Brandon, 5:45 p.m.

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
PCI vs Miller
@ Portage, 7:30 p.m.
Pembina at Morden, 8 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Bantam Hockey League
Pembina Valley at Wpg Sharks, 7:45 p.m.

MJHL
Steinbach at Virden, 7:30 p.m.

NHL
New Jersey at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Florida at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Arizona, 8 p.m.
Montreal at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Toronto at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NFL
Green Bay at Seattle, 7:20 p.m.

NBA
Golden State at Houston, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Denver, 8 p.m.
San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14th

SEMHL
Carman 4 Notre Dame 1

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Miller 11 Carman 0
Morris 10 Morden 2
Pembina 5 Garden Valley 2  

MJHL
Portage 8 Selkirk 2
Swan Valley 9 Neepawa 3
Dauphin 4 Wpg Blues 0

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman 3 Interlake 2

AHL
Manitoba 5 Texas 4

NHL
Winnipeg 3 Washington 1
Chicago 1 St. Louis 0
Colorado 6 Boston 3
Vegas 5 Anaheim 0

NBA
Detroit 106 Toronto 104
Orlando 111 Philadelphia 106
Washington 119 Cleveland 95
Miami 120 Brooklyn 107
Boston 111 Chicago 82
Memphis 116 Milwaukee 113
Minnesota 107 New Orleans 100
Oklahoma City 128 New York 103
Dallas 118 Utah 68
Phoenix 116 San Antonio 96
L.A. Lakers 126 Portland 117

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