Portage Snaps The Stampeders Win Streak Thursday Night

The Stampeders three game win streak was snapped Thursday night in Portage, losing to the Terriers 5-3.

Nathan Carl had a goal and an assist, Brenden Saether scored his first as a Stampeder, and Trevor Schroder scored his 16th of the year in the loss to the Terriers.

The Stampeders were looking to push their win streak to four games as they travelled to Portage to take on the Centennial Cup hosts.

Although the Stampeders lead 7-3 in the shot department, is was the Terriers would jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first 10:08. Reece Henry would score off the post and in at 1:47, Brett Namaka scored on the power play just over four minutes later, and Joey Moffatt would grab his 20th of the year at 10:08. Nathan Carl would finally solve Noah Giesbrecht, beating the Portage netminder at 15:45 on the power play.

Portage would regain their three goal lead as Jacob Pillar walked in all alone, collecting his sixth of the year at 7:07 of the middle frame. The Stampeders would use a power play to pull within two, as Trevor Schroder ripped one home low blocker side on Giesbrecht at 9:43.

Brenden Saether pulled Swan Valley within one at 8:11 of the third. Saether’s goal was his first as a Stampeder, letting  a rocket go from the point. Carter Barley would seal the deal, scoring into the empty net with two seconds left, and the Terriers skated to a 5-3 win.

Final shots

Swan – 28

Portage – 38

The Stampeders next action will be Saturday January 25 against the Dauphin Kings at Credit Union Place. Saturday’s game is their annual Ukrainian Night, limited tickets remain if you’re interested in attending.

Swan next home action will be Sunday, January 26, against the Steinbach Pistons. The game is a presentation of Emergency Services throughout the valley. *Note* game time is 6pm.