The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped their second straight preseason game tonight (Sept. 25), losing 6-3 to the OCN Blizzard.
A wild third period proved to be the back breaker for the Stampeders, who lead 2-0 halfway through the second period.
Some familiar local faces were in the lineup in OCN as the Stamps dressed Swan River products, including forwards Carter Cockburn, Trey Sauder, Jordan Gray, and Cody Eisner, along with defencemen Lane Kirk and Jayden Mosiondz. Cockburn lead the way with a goal while Mosiondz and Eisner each picked up an assist in the loss.
Swan Valley would open the scoring in the contest when Noah Fladager scooped up a loose puck in the neutral zone, swung wide and sent a backhand past Blizzard netminder Owen Kirk at the 12:52 mark of the opening period.
The Stampeders would grab a 2-0 lead early on in the second period when Parker Johnson found a loose puck at the side of the net and banked it home. The Blizzard responded just passed the half way mark of the middle frame as Isiah Kinnavanthong snapped the shutout of Stampeder goalie Dylan Black.
The Blizzard scored back-to-back goals to open up the third period, getting goals from Micheal Hlady at 1:21 and Aaron Lorenz just under three minutes later. After several high quality chances, Cockburn found the back of the net, tying the game at 12:32 of the final frame. The tie game was short lived however as the Blizzard responded just eight seconds later. Jayden Perron’s shot on net was redirected off a Stampeder player and past Black to regain their one goal lead. Perron would add his second of the game just over three minutes later and Riley Zimmerman would round out the scoring at the 16:40 mark, and the Blizzard would take the contest by the 6-3 score.
The Stampeder organization was also excited to introduce their brand new online store that was launched just prior to the game Friday night. The Stall Online is up and running and is a place to purchase all things Stampeders. Huge preseason discounts on right now. Visit www.stampedershockey.com and save 30-90% on select items.
The Stampeders will complete their preseason action on home ice on Friday, October 3 against the same OCN Blizzard. Tickets will be available at the door as follows: Adult admission is $10, Students is $5, and children under 5 are free. Puck drop is 7:00 p.m. at the Centennial Arena.
Please take note that masks are mandatory at all times inside the Centennial Arena. For more information regarding rules and regulations please click this link… https://www.stampedershockey.com/stampeders-provide-update-on-season-tickets-and-health-safety-measures-during-home-games