Stampeders Drop Second Straight, Losing To Portage 5-2 Saturday

The Swan Valley Stampeders lost their second game in row, dropping a 5-2 decision to the Portage Terriers on home ice Saturday night.

The Swan Valley Stampeders partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association, CMHA Swan Valley Branch for the first annual Talk Today game tonight in support of mental health awareness. Talk Today is one of the most comprehensive mental health programs for amateur sports in Canada. It strives to promote the mental health of young athletes while spreading awareness about the benefits of positive mental health throughout communities across the country. For ore information please visit their website at www.cmha.ca, or visit them at 524 Main Street.

Leyson Coleman would kicked things off tonight, scoring on the power play 7:31 into the opening frame. Portage would respond with back-to-back goals after receiving a 5-on-3 power play. Logan Christensen beat Mikael Foucher at 12:35, picking up his 9th of the year. Kolten Shindle would score his 10th of the year 50 seconds later and the Terriers held a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes of play.

Logan Christensen scored his second of the game at 7:14 of the middle frame.

After several high quality chances, and gaining some momentum in the offensive zone, Portage would once again score off a Swan Valley turnover. Mack Belinski was the recipient of a one timer that beat Foucher at 5:51 of the 3rd. Nathan Carl would respond for the Stampeders just over three minutes later, scoring his 11th if the year. Peyton Gorski would add an empty net goal late in the final frame, and the Portage Terriers skated to a 5-2 win over Swan.

Final shots

Portage 33

Swan 27

The Stampeders record now sits at 16-10-2.

The next action for Swan will be Wednesday December 4th at home against the OCN Blizzard. The game is a proud presentation of the RBC. Also, Swan Valley Communities that care toy drive will be set up, we ask that you bring a toy for donation. Puck drop is 7:30pm.