The Stampeders dropped to 33-18-5, losing 7-5 on home ice to the Winnipeg Blues Sunday night at the Centennial Arena.
Jackson Betcher lead the Stampeders offence tonight collecting a goal and two assists, while Josh Maucieri scored a goal and added an assist.
Tommy Cardinal was left all alone in the slot, snapping home the games first goal 7:35 into the first period. Winnipeg responded four and a half minutes later as Mitchell Joss picked up his 24th of the year. Daunte Fortner would regain the Stampeders lead with two and a half minutes to play in the opening frame.
Swan would take a two goal lead on the power play just over five and a half minutes into the middle frame as Trevor Schroder was set up by John Jebamani and Jackson Betcher for his 20th of the season. Mikol Sartor scores back-to-back goals (16:21 and 19:28) to tie the game before the end of the second.
Josh Maucieri would let a point shot go that beat Will Gurski, 30 seconds into the third period. Winnipeg scored three straight goals (Josiah Vanderhoft at 4:51, Brayden Foreman at 7:29, Mikol Sartor at 8:00) to take a 6-4 lead. Jackson Betcher would cut into the lead at 17:31, flying down the wing tucking one under Gurski for his eighth of the year. Mitchell Joss scores his second of the game, into an empty net, with 6.4 seconds left to ice it for the Winnipeg Blues.
Winnipeg – 40
Swan Valley – 45
The Stampeders have a two day break before returning t action Wednesday night in Waywayseecappo. Puck drop is at 7:30pm.