The Stampeders picked up theirs 23rd win of the season by defeating the OCN Blizzard Wednesday night at the Centennial Arena.
With the win, Swan Valley now has points in their last eight straight games, and have extended their win streak to five
Frazer Dodd lead the way with a goal and two assists, Ryley Lanthier scored a goal and added an assist, while Mikael Foucher stopped 27/29 shot he faced in tonight’s victory.
Swan Valley would score four goals in the opening frame en-route to a 7-3 win on home ice. Ryley Lanthier opened the scoring 2:33 into tonight’s contest, picking up his third as a Stampeder. Recent call up for the OCN Blizzard, Aiden Litke, would tie the game just under three minutes later. Luke Beerman would respond for Swan Valley, scoring his 12th of the year on the power play at 8:18 of the opening frame. Lane Kirk and Frazer Dodd would help setup Tommy Cardinal, who scored his 12th of the year at 16:48. Daunte Fortner would score his fourth of the year with 1:01 left in the first period, and the Stampeders would head to the dressing room up 4-1, and 18-5 in the shot department.
Josh Maucieri, who has been playing tremendously as a defenceman for Stamps, would grab a loose puck and wire one past Zack Cloutier at 3:37 of the second period, scoring his fourth of the year. Frazer Dodd scored his 14th of year as he sent a weak shot on goal that handcuffed Cloutier 8:34 into the middle frame. Jaxon Blight responded less than a minute and a half later, beating Mikael Foucher for his first of the year. 19-year-old Nathan Carl picked up a loose puck and skated in all alone scoring on a short handed breakaway at 17:57.
A scoreless third period would allow the Stampeders to claim their 23rd win of the season. Tonight’s win on home ice increased their win streak to five games, and their point streak to eight games.
The next action for the Stampeders will be Saturday December 21, against the Portage Terriers. The game is a presentation of the Swan River Kinsmen. Anyone under 18 will get in for free, and a guaranteed 50/50 take home prize of $1000. Puck drop is at 7:30pm.