Steinbach, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped game one of their best-of-seven, quarter final series against the Steinbach Pistons, in double-overtime, Friday night.
Swan Valley was able to grab the first goal of the quarter final series as Justin Keck picked off a pass from a Steinbach defender, snapping it past Dominik Wasik 4:42 into the game. Steinbach responded with three straight goals to give them a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes of play.
Swan Valley was able to use their legs and the big boys went to work. Jakob Jones pulled the Stampeders to within one, scoring a short-handed goal 1:11 into the middle frame. Collin Jennings tied the game on an unreal shot that beat Wasik just over six minutes later.
Adam Rajsigl crashed the net and deposited his third of the post-season, 3:09 into the third period to give the Stampeders a 4-3 lead. With the goalie out, the Pistons tied the game at 18:13, sending this game to overtime.
Ty Paisley was able to beat Kobe Grant at 3:38 of the second overtime period to defeat the Stampeders 5-4 and take Game 1 on home ice.
Swan Valley – 43
Steinbach – 53
The two teams will be right back at it for game 2 tomorrow night from T.G. Smith Centre. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m..
- Pizza Place has become the official viewing party of the Swan Valley Stampeders for all AWAY games during their playoff push. If you cannot make the games in Steinbach or do not have access to HockeyTV, you can head to Pizza Place and catch all the action live.
- Download the Stampeder app on all Android and Apple devices and play along with the First Goal Prediction. All you have to do is pick the Stampeder who scores first and win yourself a medium two-topping pizza from Pizza Place.
- Games 3 and 4 rush seating tickets are on sale here https://www.showpass.com/o/swan-valley-stampeders/,through the official app of the Swan Valley Stampeders on all devices, at Riddell’s Plumbing & Heating or at the door.
- Any family members or Stampeder fans heading to Steinbach for away games can purchase your tickets here https://www.showpass.com/2023-playoff-tickets-2/.
If you cannot make it to the road games this round, you can catch all the action live at Pizza Place, on hockeytv.com or tune in to Benny Walchuk on GX94 who will cover all Stampeder home and away games throughout the playoffs.
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