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Stampeders Down The Kings On Ukrainian Night

The Swan Valley Stampeders found a way to return to the win column Saturday night, defeating the Dauphin Kings 5-2 at Credit Union Place.

The Stampeders continue to find offence from all over their lineup, getting goals from Josh Maucieri, Tommy Cardinal, Callum Fortin, Jamie Valentino, and Brenden Saether, en-route to their 28th win of the year.

Tonight’s story was Stampeder goaltender Mikael Foucher, who stopped 43/45 shots he faced for his 18th win of the year. The 19-year-old stole the show keeping the sold out crowd in Dauphin silent most of the night.

Swan Valley opened the scoring on Ukrainian night in Dauphin Saturday night. 20-year-old Crosby, MN, USA native Josh Maucieri wired one over the shoulder of Dauphin’s goaltender Levi Mitchell 1:17 into the opening frame. Kaden Bryant would tie the game 1:48 later, picking up his third of the year. Tommy Cardinal would grab a puck from mid-air, turn and snipe his 15th of the year just over six minutes later. Luke Beerman and Daunte Fortner would set up Callum Fortin 4:42 later as the 18-year-old would tap home home his ninth of the year.

The second period was all Dauphin, sending 15 shots on net but they couldn’t solve goaltender Mikael Foucher. Thompson, MB product Jamie Valentino would make the most of his ice time late in the period, tucking home his second of the year at 19:12, making it 4-1.

Kings forward Brayden Pawluk scored his 16th of the year at 14:57 of the 3rd period, cutting into the Stamps lead. Brenden Saether would pick up his second goal of the year, scoring into an empty net at 19:48 to seal a 5-2 victory for the Stamps.

With tonight’s win on the road, the club has improved their record to 28-14-4.

Final shots

Swan – 30
Dauphin – 45

Next action for Swan Valley will be tomorrow night, Sunday, January 26 at home against the Steinbach Pistons. The game is a presentation of Emergency Services Swan River. *Note* puck drop is 6:00pm.