The Swan Valley Stampeders pushed Neepawa to overtime Saturday night but couldn’t find the extra point, losing 4-3 to the Titans.
Cody Gudnason opened the scoring 1:17 into the game collecting his first of the game and second of the year. Owen Warnick tied the game on a mad scramble out front, scoring his third of the year.
Connor Thompson gave the Titans a 2-1 lead at 8:16 of the second period and Gudnason added his second of the night at 8:17 of the third period. Darius Makse scored his fourth of the year at 18:08 and Jakob Jones scored with 42 seconds left, forcing overtime gaining a much needed point for the home squad.
Despite a couple of really good scoring chances in overtime, it was the Titans who found the extra point as Ewan Poirier scored at 3:46 of the extra frame.
Neepawa – 29
Swan Valley – 45
The Stampeders will have a quick rest and get back to work as they stare down one of the busiest weeks this season. Monday and Tuesday they will be in Winnipeg for the showcase against Selkirk and the Winnipeg Freeze. They will close out the week at home with a pair of games Friday and Saturday at the Centennial Arena.