Stamps drop a 6-3 decision to Virden

The Swan Valley Stampeders returned to home ice tonight to faceoff against the Virden Oil Capitals. The Stamps pushed the play in the opening minutes of the 1st as Brett Evans continued his solid play in net. Oil Capitals Darren Gisti opened the scoring on the power play with a shot from the point at 11:22 of the 1st period. The Oil Capitals Brayden Pawluk scored again 13:04 to take a 2-0. The 1st period ended with the shots 12-6 for Virden.
The Stampeders continued to push the play to start the 2nd period but could not solve Dalton Dosch. The Oil Capitals Kolton Kanaski scored at 6:46 to take a 3-0 lead. The Stampeders Trevar Mann answered back with a power play goal at 8:29 assisted by Connor Navrot and Keaton Jameson. the 2nd period came to a close with the Capitals leading 3-1. Shots were 22-20 for Swan Valley.
The 3rd period started off with some fireworks as Zach Halvorson and Tristen Cross dropped the gloves for a spirited bout. The fight sparked the Stampeders as Jakob Besnilian picked up his 1st as a Stampeder at 3:33 with the assist going to Tristen Charles. Oil Capitals Justin Lee answered back at 5:25 making it 5-2. Sam Harris scored a beauty of a goal at the 11:35 mark to pull within 2 but it wasnt enough as Kolten Kanaski added Virdens 6th of the game at the 17:43 mark and cruised to a 6-3 victory. Final Shots were 32-26 for Swan Valley. Next action for the Stampeders is Wednesday November 1st when they travel to OCN to take on the Blizzard.