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Stampeders Down The Kings 4-3 in OT

The Swan Valley Stampeders picked up their 3rd straight win on Wednesday January 30th, defeating the Dauphin Kings 4-3 in overtime. 

Focus was the name of the game tonight as the Swan Valley Stampeders stayed sharp after giving up a late goal in a 4-3 overtime win. 

Matt Osadick returned to the lineup tonight, and scored a beauty to kick things off in Dauphin. Osadick beat Bryan Landsberger blocker side at 17:22 of the 1st period, picking up his 19th of the year. Both teams headed to the dressing room with the shots 11-7 in favour of Swan, and the Stamps leading 1-0. 

The Stampeders jumped out to a 2-0 lead, when Bradly Goethals let a blistering shot go from the point that handcuffed Landsberger on the power play at 10:58 of the 2nd period. Cole DeKoninck answered back for the Kings as he went high blocker side on Merek Pipes at 13:43. Cole DeKoninck scored his 2nd of the night, tying the game at 18:44 beating Merek Pipes glove side. After 40 minutes of play the score was even at 2 and the shots were 23-20 for Dauphin. 

Roblin, MB native Jaden Townsend regained the Stamps lead, as he beat a sprawled out Landsbeger at 10:21 of the 3rd period. Dauphin pushed hard in the dying minutes and found the equalizer as Bradyn Smelski swatted in his 5th of the year at 18:28 sending the game to overtime. 

Wawanesa, MB product Brian Harris was the hero tonight, as he was left all alone in the slot, snapping home his 11th of the year 3:31 into overtime. Final shots on goal 36-34 for Swan Valley. 

With tonight’s 4-3 overtime win, the Stampeders are now within 1 point of clinching a playoff spot. 

The win moves the Stamps to 32-10-3-2 on the season. The next action for Swan Valley will be at home Friday February 1st against the Virden Oil Capitals. The Swan River Kinsmen have guaranteed the 50/50 take home prize of $1000. Tickets are available at Atkinson’s Sports Excellence or at the door.