The Swan Valley Stampeders suffered their first loss of the MJHL playoffs on Friday night and lost home ice advantage in the process.
The Pistons came into the Centennial Arena and scored two third period goals, 47 seconds apart to win game one, 3-2.
Tyson McConnell started things off with a bang for Steinbach as he beat Merek Pipes just 5:02 into the game. It was Tyson’s fourth goal of the postseason so far. After pushing back hard, the MJHL’s Top Defencemen, Quintin Sudom tied things up. He used his sharp shot to beat Matthew Radomsky high glove side to tie the contest up at the 13:47 mark. Swan Valley led 17-9 on the shot clock after 20, but the game was all tied at one.
The Stamps’ took their first lead of the game in the second period. Troy Quinn made it 2-1 just over five minutes into the middle frame. Swan continued to lead in the shot department after 40 by a 26-21 margin.
47 seconds changed the game in favour of the defending league Champions in the third. Troy Williams tied it up at the 4:19 mark and mid-season pick up, Riley Vautour gave Steinbach a 3-2 lead just 47 seconds later. The Stamps’ continued to push but they couldn’t beat Radomsky who showed how good he is tonight with 42 saves.
Swan Valley will look to even up the series on Saturday night. Game time is at 7:30 at the Centennial Arena. #Believe