Swan River, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders had their win streak snapped Saturday night, but gained a point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Selkirk Steelers.
The Stampeders offence was led by Justin Keck (1G), and Ashton Fishley (1G), while Kobe Grant stopped 31/34 shots he faced in the loss.
The Stampeders had a tough time finding any offence through the first forty minutes of play Saturday night at the Centennial Arena. Tyson Smith collected his 10th of the season, scoring off the rush at 9:36 of the first period.
Joel Purdom added a power play marker in the second period, scoring his 10th of the year at 10:40.
The Stampeders found their scoring touch in the third period as Justin Keck collected a loose puck, beat the goalie back to the net and scored into an empty net 54 seconds into the period. Ashton Fishley was able to kick in offensively tonight, scoring three minutes later to tie the game 2-2, and forcing overtime.
Prior to overtime, the Stampeders took a double minor, giving the Steelers a 4-on-3 power play to start the extra frame. It didn’t take the Steelers high flying offence long to find the back of the net. Lucas Brennan played hero, scoring his 33rd goal of the season, and stealing the extra point in overtime Saturday night.
Final Shots on Goal
Steelers – 45
Stampeders – 30
- The Stampeders Point streak has reached four games.
- Ashton Fishley scored his 2nd goal of the season.
The Stampeders will reset and get ready for three games on the road next week, starting with the OCN Blizzard, Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 Pm..
You can view the game on hockeytv.com and stay up-to-date on all Stampeder social media platforms.
Upcoming home games to note
Friday, Feb. 10 – Hockey is for Everyone (special game night jerseys will be worn). More details to be released next week.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – RBC game night.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 – ACE Real Estate game night.