The Swan Valley Stampeders pulled off another come from behind win as they defeated the first place Portage Terriers Tuesday afternoon at the Old Dutch MJHL Player Showcase in Winnipeg.
Despite outshooting the Terriers 15-7 in the opening frame, Swan Valley found themselves trailing by two after twenty minutes of play. Braden Billaney grabbed his twelfth goal of the year and opened the scoring at 6:30. Orca Wiesblatt scored his fourth of the year at 18:23 and the Stampeders trailed 2-0 after twenty minutes of play.
Swan Valley had a very strong second period as Alex Uryga kick started the Stamps offence scoring his seventh of the year on a Tanner Glasrud rebound at 3:39. Portage regained their two goal lead as Jay Buckholz scored on the power play at 5:23. Quintin Sudom responded for the Stamps as he let a bomb go that beat Ethan Peterson at 6:56 of the middle frame. The MJHL’s leading point man Josh Tripp tied the game at three as he snapped home his twenty second of the year at 11:46. Both teams headed to the locker room tied at three and the shots 27-21 in favour of Swan Valley.
The Stampeders completed the come from behind win as Captain Jaden Townsend put home his twelfth of the year on a Jakob Besnilian rebound and the Swan Valley Stampeders went on to beat the Portage Terriers 4-3. Final shots on goal were 40-31 for Swan.
The Stampeders record now sits at 22-6-2-2. The next action for Swan will be Wednesday December 12th in Winnipeg as they take on the Selkirk Steelers at 1pm in the Old Dutch MJHL Player Showcase. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com.