The Swan Valley Stampeders fell 3-2 in overtime to the Steinbach Pistons Saturday December 7th.
For the second straight game the Steinbach Pistons would open the scoring on home ice. Troy Beauchemin would pick up his third of the year at 6:01 of the opening frame. Nathan Carl would respond for the Stampeders, tucking home a wraparound just over five and a half minutes later, beating Danton Belluk for his 12th of the year. Jackson Betcher and Leyson Coleman would set up Tommy Cardinal on the power play at 15:37 of the first period, sending the Stamps to the dressing room up 2-1.
Swan Valley would get into penalty trouble in the middle frame, but goaltender Mikael Foucher was up to the task, turning aside all 15 shots he faced.
Steinbach would eventually solve Mikael Foucher, who was putting on a clinic in the Stampeder net. With the goalie pulled it was Cody Behun scoring with 1:15 left in the third period to force overtime at the T.G. Smith Centre Saturday night.
An offensive zone turn-over by the Stampeders, and a dangle at the blue-line, lead to Kyle Betten’s breaking in all alone, scoring 34 seconds into the overtime period.
Swan Valley 2
With tonight’s overtime loss, which the team gained a point from, they have moved into 3rd place overall in the MJHL Standings.
Swan Valley will now focus their attention on the Winnipeg Blues, who they face Sunday evening at 5:30pm.