The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped 3-1 decision to the Virden Oil Capitals Friday night at the Centennial Arena.
Before tonight’s contest, the Stampeder Organization made a special presentation to one of their own. Captain, and Swan River local, Carter Cockburn was presented with a commemorative stick for playing in his 150th MJHL Regular season game. On hand to help present this gift was his father Jim. We want to take this opportunity to congratulate Carter on this huge milestone.
On to the game where there were not a lot of goals scored in what was very much so a playoff-style hockey game. The Oil Capitals would strike first after a blunder by Adam Rajsigl which led to a short-handed breakaway goal by Tyler Thoendel 10:09 into the first period. Swan responded less than a minute later on the power play as Justin Keck tipped home a point shot to even the score at one.
Carson Buydens was the recipient of a weird bounce that went off of Cole Chauvette’s stick and into his own net, giving the Oil Capitals a 2-1 lead at 4:45 of the middle frame.
Swan Valley tried to throw everything, including the kitchen sink at Virden’s goaltender Bradey Monteith in the third period but couldn’t solve the netminder. Tyler Thoendel sealed the deal for the Oil Capitals, scoring his second of the game into an empty net with 8 seconds left and Virden skated to a 3-1 road win Friday night.
Virden – 24
Swan Valley – 34
These two teams will have a quick turnaround as they will face one another tomorrow night in Virden at Tundra Oil and Gas Place. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m..
You can catch all the action live on hockeytv.com.