Stampeders Drop Second in a Row, Lost 5-2 Friday Night to Portage

The Swan Valley Stampeders couldn’t tame the red-hot Terriers Friday night at the Centennial Arena, dropping a 5-2 decision to Portage.

Swan Valley’s offence was led by Justin Keck (1G, 1A) and Warren Marcotte (1G), while Kobe Grant suffered the loss in net.

Bryden Kiesman used an early power play to capture the game’s first goal, scoring 1:47 into the opening frame. The Stampeders answered back, using a power play of their own as Justin Keck finished off an unreal pass by Jakob Jones just over seven minutes later. Bryden Kiesman scored back-to-back goals at 11:01 and 15:26 and finished off a hat-trick. Kaden Kohle added another power play marker late in the first period and the Stampeders trailed 4-1 after 20 minutes of play.

Warren Marcotte pulled the Stampedes to within two, scoring his first-ever MJHL goal, sending a rocket on net from the point that beat Bailey Monteith over the glove at 7:44. Ryan Botterill added his fifth of the season just over four minutes later and the Terriers skated to a 5-2 win on the road Friday night.

Final shots on goal

Portage – 37

Swan Valley – 19

The Stampeders will need to regroup quickly as they will find themselves back in action Saturday night against the Winnipeg Blues at the Centennial Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 pm. Saturday’s game is 80’s music night, with all the hits of the past. Also, if you wear your Stampeder jersey, you will be entered to win a Stampeder prize pack worth $250.

Tickets are available online at stampedershockey.com or at the door.