The Swan Valley Stampeders fell behind 2-0 in their best-of-seven series, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Dauphin Kings at Credit Union Place Tuesday night.
Swan Valley’s offence was led by Cody Barnes and Collin Jennings who each collected a goal while Kobe Grant suffered his second straight loss in net.
The Stampeders opened the scoring 5:17 into the contest on a point shot from Jennings that was deflected home by Barnes for his first of the post-season.
Jennings gave the Stampeders a 2-0 lead 2:32 into the middle frame, sending a slap-shot on net that beat a sprawled out Carson Cherepak for his first of the playoffs. Luke Morris responded for the Kings just over four minutes later sending a soft shot on net that beat an unsuspecting Grant to pull the Kings to within one heading into the third period.
Parker Malchuk tied the game 8:24 into the third period and Owen Wareham scored the eventual game winner five minutes later and the Kings squeaked out a victory Tuesday night on home ice to take 2-0 series lead.
Final shots on goal
Swan Valley – 31
Dauphin – 32
The best-of-seven series will now shift back to Swan River with Game 3, Friday Apr. 1 and Game 4 Monday Apr. 4. Both games are set for 7:00p.m..
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