The Swan Valley Stampeders picked up a huge two points in a come-from-behind, 3-2 overtime win over the Selkirk Steelers Saturday night at the Centennial Arena.
The Stampeder offence was led by Quinn Mulder and Adam Rajsigl, each collecting a goal and an assist. Cody Barnes scored a goal and Kobe Grant stopped 23/25 shots he faced for the win.
The Selkirk Steelers jumped out to another early 1-0 lead as Quintin Hill collected his tenth of the year, beating Kobe Grant 6:33 into the game. Matthew Gerke added to the Steelers lead on the power play at 18:34, collecting his tenth of the year and giving his team a 2-0 lead heading to the dressing room.
Both goalies had it locked down in the middle frame not allowing anything past them.
Scoring resumed in the third period, and it was Barnes that kicked started the Stampeder comeback. Barnes collected his 11th of the year 2:53 into the third period beating Cole Plowman blocker side to pull the Stampeders to within one. Mulder tied the game with an absolute rocket just under the bar three and a half minutes later which eventually sent the game to overtime.
The Stampeders dug deep and completed the comeback. Mulder took his man off the puck back-checking, skated up the ice, made a sick move on the defender and laid it out front of the net for a wide open Rajsigl who made no mistake scoring into a wide open net. The Stampeders have now pushed their overall record to 12-14-0-2 and have moved into fourth overall in the West Divison with two games left before the Christmas break.
Final Shots on goal
Selkirk – 25
Swan Valley – 33
The Stampeder will now shift their focus to the Portage Terriers who they will face Friday Dec. 17 and Saturday Dec. 18 at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie.