The Swan Valley Stampeders finished off a 3-in-3 road trip with a massive 7-3 win over the Winnipeg Blues Sunday night.
Nathan Carl lead the way with two goals and an assist, Ryley Lanthier scored two goals, while Jaden Little stopped 19/22 shots he faced for his first MJHL win.
The Stampeders would give up the first three goals in tonight’s contest, but a big third period would give them the win on the road.
Pearce Gare opened the scoring for the Winnipeg Blues tonight, picking up his third of the year at 16:52 of the opening frame.
Nolan Weihs would clean up a rebound at 13:23 of the middle frame, beating Jaden Little for his second of the year. Pearce Gare would score his fourth of the year into a wide open net on the PP less than two minutes later. John Jebamani would finally solve Winnipeg’s netminder Will Gurski, scoring high glove side with 57 seconds remaining in the middle frame.
The Stampeders offence came to life in the third period, scoring six straight goals. Ryley Lanthier kick started the Stampeders come back, scoring his first MJHL goal just a minute into the final frame. Parker Johnson scores his fifth of the year beating Gurski short seven minutes later to tie the game at three. Frazer Dodd gave the Stampeders their first lead of the game at 9:23, scoring his 11th of the year. Nathan Carl picked up his 13th and 14th goals of the year nearly three minutes apart, increasing Swan’s lead to 6-3. Ryley Lanthier scored his second of the night into an empty net with a 1:51 remaining in the third period, and the Stampeders skated to a dominating 7-3 win Sunday in Winnipeg.
The Stampeders had a very successful week, picking up seven out of eight points against OCN, Steinbach twice, and Winnipeg. Their record has now improved to 19-10-3, and sit in 3rd place overall in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League Standings.
Swan will return home and regroup over the next four days before heading out for another 3-in-3 road trip. The team will play in Selkirk both Friday and Saturday, and Winnipeg on Sunday.