The Swan Valley Stampeders returned to the win column Saturday night, defeating the visiting Waywayseeecappo Wolverines 5-3.
The come-back kids did it again. Down 3-1 for a good chunk of the middle frame, the Stamps continued to play their game, chipping away at the opponent and eventually tying the game early on in the third. Carter Cockburn would play hero Saturday night scoring his first of the year with just over eleven minutes remaining.
Noah Fladager got the ball rolling tonight, scoring his third of the year on the power play at 14:24. Conrad Phillips tied the game just over two minutes later, scoring his fifth of the year and sent both teams to the locker room tied 1-1.
Scoring resumed for the Wolverines in the middle frame as Phillips tallied his second of the contest 6:33 into the period. Just 50 seconds later, Leyton Smith gave the Wolverines a two-goal cushion sending a shot on goal that hit a Stampeder and landed in the back of the net. As the middle frame came to a close, Carter Cockburn’s hustle and hard work set up Cody Barnes, who outwaited Wayway’s goalie Brendan Forman with 18 seconds left.
Swan Valley finally came to play in the third period and tied the game just 36 seconds in. Haydn Delorme scored his third of the year from Tyler Park and Jackson Zlotty. Cockburn then picked up his first of the year, back-handing home the Stampeders fourth goal of the game and Delorme sealed the game with an empty-net goal at the 19:47 mark of the third period and the Stampeders skated to a 5-3 win on home ice and improved their record to 5-1. Tonight’s win also keeps the Stampeders perfect home ice streak alive which now sits at 3-0.
In the end, Delorme led the way scoring two goals and adding an assist, Quinn Mulder collected three assists and Cockburn picked up a goal and an assist. Mikael Foucher stopped 53 of the 56 shots he faced for his fourth win of the year.
Wayway – 56
Swan Valley – 33
The Stampeders’ next home game will be Friday, Oct. 30 against the same Waywayseecappo Wolverines. Tickets are available at Patty’s Sports Excellence, online at stampedershockey.com or at the door. Puck drop is at 7 P.M..