The Swan Valley Stampeders skated to their fourth consecutive win Wednesday night, defeating the Dauphin Kings 5-2 at the Centennial arena.
Swan Valleys offence was led by Brad Fortin (2G,1A), Carter Cockburn (1G,1A), Trey Sauder and Adam Rajsigl who each collected a goal while Dylan Black was lights out stopping 32/34 shots he faced, also collected an assist, in the win.
The Stampeders brought their A game against the West Division leaders, taking the play to the Kings for the majority of the first period. Carter Cockburn opened the scoring at 14:40 of the first period, collecting bis 11th of the year. The Stampeders took their foot off the gas and allowed the Kings back into the game late in the opening frame, scoring back-to-back goals to give the away team a 2-1 lead heading into the dressing room.
Brad Fortin tied the game in the second period, scoring off an unreal saucer pass from Quinn Mulder at 12:08.
It was all Swan Valley in the third period. Trey Sauder picked up a loose puck, skated down the ice and ripped one over Keaton Woolsey’s blocker at 10:52 to give the Stampeders a 3-2 lead. Side note, that goal was nearly identical to the one he scored in Steinbach, and that was his third goal in as many games. Adam Rajsigl added the insurance marker six minutes later, collecting his sixth of the year. Brad Fortin sealed the deal with an empty net marker less than a minute later (assist to Dylan black), and the Stampeders skated to a dominating 5-2 win on home ice.
Dauphin – 34
Swan Valley – 40
With tonight’s win, the Stampeders have now won four straight games, collecting nine out of ten points in their last five games. The Stampeders sit three points up on Virden and just 11 points back of Wayway for 2nd.
The Stampeders will now get ready for a pair of games agains the Neepawa Titans Friday and Saturday at the Centennial Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7pm.