The Swan Valley Stampeders skated to a dominating 5-0 win in Game one of the MJHL quarter final series Friday night at the Centennial Arena.
Ryley Lanthier lead the way with a goal and two assists, while Mikael Foucher stopped all 32 shots he faced to take game one of the best-of-seven series against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.
After a tight checking, scoreless first period it was 20-year-old Tommy Cardinal who would open the scoring in the series, snapping home a loose puck at 7:18 of the middle frame. Frazer Dodd and Danny Griffith would pick up assists on the games first goal.
Swan Valley poured it on in the third period scoring four goals. Carter Cockburn kicked things off nine seconds into the final frame, scoring his first of the post season, putting the Stamps’ up 2-0. Nathan Carl would use a screen in front to add to the Stampeders lead 1:52 later, scoring on the power play. Ryley Lanthier put his work boots on, nailed his man, scooped up a loose puck and beat Liam Tereposky over the glove just over four and a half minutes later. Trevor Schroder would add his first of the post season, back-handing one through Tereposky at 16:27 of the third period, and Swan Valley skated to a 5-0 win to kick off the first round of playoffs.
Waywayseecappo – 32
Swan Valley – 36
Tonight’s win gives the Stampeders a 1-0 series lead, with game two going Monday March 9 in Waywayseecappo. Puck drop is 7:30pm.