The Swan Valley Stampeders picked up two points Saturday night at the Centennial Arena, defeating the Winnipeg Freeze 3-2.
Swan Valley’s offence was led by Griffin Ayotte, Trey Sauder and Steven Arp who all collected goals while Loic Mainguy-Crepault stopped 20/22 shots he face in the win.
Ayotte kicked off the scoring Saturday night as he accepted a pass from Landen Gulutzan (had to go to video review for confirmation), and tucked home his second goal of the season 1:25 into the game. Derik Feasey was able to tie the game less than three minutes later, collecting his fourth of the year, sending both teams to the dressing room tied 1-1.
The Stampeders threw everything but the kitchen sink at Michael O”Sullivan in the middle frame and he had an answer for nearly everything. Sauder was able to bang home his fourth goal of the year at 19:16 of the second period.
Andrew Thevenot tied the game just over the midway point of the third period, sending a shot on goal, fluttered in the air and as the defensemen converged to help keep the puck out, it went off one and into the net. But, have no fear, Arp was released off the bench and he cleaned up the garbage infront of the net, scoring with just over three and a half minutes left in the third period to give the Stampeders a 3-2 win.
Winnipeg – 22
Swan Valley – 42
Swan Valley completed back-to-back wins on home ice this past weekend and improved their record to 8-7-1-1. They will now regroup, get in some practice time and close out their two week home-stand with a pair of games starting Friday, Nov 4 against the Niverville Nighthawks. A game proudly presented by Tim Hortons. The Stampeders will close out the weekend with a game against the Winkler Flyers Saturday Nov. 5. Puck drop goes at 7 p.m. both nights.
Tickets are available online at stampedershockey.com or at the door.