Swan River, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders found a way to win Saturday night, defeating the Winnipeg Blues 4-3.
Swan Valley’s offence was led by Myles Mason (1G-1A) , Noah Wilson (1G-1A), Collin Jennings (1G-1A) and Tyler Park (1G), while Loic Mainguy-Crepault picked up his sixth win of the year.
The Stampeders’ relentlessness with and without the puck tonight led to the game’s first goal. Wilson turned on the jets, spun off a defender, found a wide-open Jennings who did the rest at 12:41 of the first period. Park collected a loose puck and went end-to-end wiring home his third of the year just over two minutes later and the Stampeders led 2-0 after twenty minutes.
Matthew Shulmeister cut into the lead, scoring his third of the year 5:20 into the second period. The Stampeders rebounded, went to work and the for-checking paid off. Darius Makse was able to kick a puck out to Josh Danis who found a wide open Mason for his seventh of the year three minutes later. Wilson added his fifth of the year three minutes later, giving his team a 4-1 lead on the power play.
Winnipeg made things interesting in the third period as Jack Kaiser scored at 8:36 and Luke Janus finding the back of the net three minutes later pulling the Blues to within one. Swan Valley was able to keep the Blues to the outside the rest of way, skating to a 4-3 win and improving their record at home to 9-3.
Stampeders – 49
- Stampeder defenceman Collin Jennings returned from his two game suspension in a big way, collecting a goal and an assist.
- Loic Mainguy-Crepault stopped 25/28 to improve his recored to 6-0-1 on the season.
The Stampeders will hold a Ride Inside Event Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 3-5pm at Patty’s Sports Excellence. All donations received during our event will go directly to Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation for PROFYLE Genetic Testing programs to support kids with rare and hard to treat Cancers. #RideWithUs
Swan Valley will then have a few days off to get ready for a home-and-home against the Virden Oil Capitals. Friday, Nov. 25 is Country music night at the Centennial Arena. Best dressed will win a prize pack. Be creative, and finish off Black Friday with us.
Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m..
Tickets are available online at Stampedershockey.com or at the door upon entry.