The Swan Valley Stampeders couldn’t keep the puck out of their own net Friday night in Waywayseecappo, losing 6-3 to the high flying Wolverines and allowing them to keep their undefeated streak on home ice intact.
The Stampeder offence was led by Jackson Betcher, Jamie Valentino and Lare Pahtayken who each collected a goal while Dylan Black and Kobe Grant shared the loss in net.
The Stampeders couldn’t shake the bus legs and found themselves trailing 3-0 just six minutes into tonight’s contest. Wayway scored early and often chasing Stampeder goaltender Dylan Black from the net giving Kobe Grant his first action in the MJHL. Caleb Petrie sent a very soft shot on net from the corner that somehow found its way behind Black 31 seconds into the first period. Troy Hamilton scored back-to-back goals two and a half minutes apart and the Stampeders found themselves shell-shocked. After that it was all Stampeders, finally pushing the play for the next 12 minutes. Because of that push back, they found a way to beat Tresor Wotton on the Power Play. Jackson Betcher scored his fourth of the year as he sent a wrist shot on goal that handcuffed the Wolverine netminder at 9:25 of the opening frame.
The Stampeders didn’t sit back in the second period and instead attacked the wolverines from all sides. That push back once again allowed them to gain a Power Play and they again capitalized. Jamie Valentino found his scoring touch, notching his second goal in as many games and tucking one past Wotton at 7:53 of the second period.
Lare Paahtayken has only played in one game for the Stampeders but has found his place among Swan Valley’s defence core. The 17-year-old may have scored the goal of the year so far for the Stampeders, short-handed at 4:09 of the final frame, tying the game at 3. The celebration sparked the Wolverine offence and they took over from that point on scoring three goals in seven minutes (Kobe Campbell 11:12 & 17:34) and (Caleb Petrie 18:10 (EN)) to ice the game 6-3.
Final shots on goal
Swan Valley – 32
Wayway – 40
The Stampeders record now falls to 3-4 on the 2021-22 season.
These two teams will have a quick turn-around as they will meet for their fouth, and final of the four game mini-series tomorrow night at the Centennial Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 pm.
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