The Stampeders were back in action tonight as they travelled to OCN to face the Blizzard.
The OCN Blizzard were all over the Stampeders on opening minutes as they tried to find their legs. The Stampeders found themselves in penalty trouble but Brett Evans stood tall keeping the game scoreless. Trevor Mann opened the scoring at 16:58 on the power play. Shots after 20 minutes were 15-9 for OCN.
OCN tied the game early in the 2nd as Tony Apetagon beat Brett Evans 5-hole. Connor Navrot moved the Stampeders ahead at 11:19 on a heads up pass from Quintin Sudom. After 40 minutes of play the Stampers lead 2-1 and the shots were 23-20 in favour of OCN.
The flood gates opened in the final frame. After killing off a penalty the OCN Blizzard scored 4 straight. Mark Liwiski added his 14th of the year at 6:32. George King scored his 5th of the year at 7:20. Jesse Roach found the back of the net just 14 seconds later and the Blizzard found themselves leading 4-2. OCN’s Jack Berry picked up his 2nd of the year at 9:54 beating Evans blocker side. Noah Basarab added his 20th of the year at 13:32 on the power play, but it wasn’t enough as the OCN Blizzard defeated the Stampeders 5-3. Final shots on goal were 33-29 for the Blizzard.
Next action for the Stamps will be Thursday March 1st at home against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. Puck drop is at 7:30pm. Tomorrow nights game is sponsored by Y Not Johnny’s. Free hot chocolate and a hot dog will be given out to the first 400 people. Also Y Not Johnny’s has guaranteed $1000 50/50 pay out. See you all tomorrow night.