The Swan Valley Stampeders travelled down Highway ten Saturday November 3rd to face off against the Dauphin Kings.
Both teams traded goals in the first period in what turned out to be a tight checking game. Captain Jaden Townsend tapped home his seventh of the year after Dane Hirst let a shot go from the point. Carter Sawchuck tied things up beating Jackson Hjelle through the five hole at 6:39 on the power play. The opening frame closed out with the score tied 1-1 and the shots 7-7.
The middle frame saw the Dauphin Kings jump out to a 2-1 lead as Riley Shamray walked around a Stampeder defender and roofed it over Jackson Hjelle on the power play at 12:12. Josh Tripp tapped home his tenth of the year and tied the game at 16:12 after Quintin Sudom let a wrist shot go from the point on a delayed penalty. The middle frame closed out with both teams tied at 2 and the shots 27-18 for Swan Valley.
Dauphin regained the lead in the third as Eamonn Miller scored after a Stampeders turnover at 6:31. Bradly Goethals tied the game once again on a beautiful individual rush snapping home his seventh of the year at 16:31. Regulation ended with both clubs tied 3-3 and the shots 43-26 for the Stamps.
Overtime was back and forth action with Swan having several high quality chances but could not solve Brennan Kitchen. Overtime closed out and it was off to the shootout.
The shootout saw George King slip one through Jackson Hjelle. Josh Tripp was denied by Kitchen. Leeam Tivers beat Hjelle. Quintin Sudom was stopped by the blocker of Kitchen and the Dauphin Kings defeated the Stampeders 4-3. Final shots on goal 50-28 for Swan Valley.
With tonight’s shootout loss the Stampeders record is now 12-2-1-1. Next action for Swan will be Wednesday November 7th at home against the same Dauphin Kings. Puck drop is 7:30pm at the Centennial Arena.