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Stampeders Find Offence But Drop Sixth Straight Game Wednesday Night

Swan River, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders found some offence but it wasn’t enough, dropping their sixth straight game Wednesday night at the Centennial Arena.

The Stampeders offence was led by Jakob Jones (1G, 1A), Trey Sauder (1G, 1A), Justin Keck (1G, 1A), and Warren Marcotte (2A) while Kobe Grant stopped 34/38 shots he faced in the loss.

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The Story 

The new look Dauphin Kings kicked things off Wednesday night at the Centennial Arena. Former Stampeder Deepkaran Hans set up Nolan Wickham, scoring his fourth of the year at 7:32 of the first period. Sauder cleaned up the garbage in-front of the net less than seven minutes laters, scoring his 12th of the season on the power play. Jayden Harris beat Grant just under two minutes later and the Kings held a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes of play.

Jones collected his 18th of the year, scoring a power play marker at 12:05 of the second period. Mason Smith answered back for the Kings, scoring his 10th of the year less than four minutes later. Mathew Gough scored on the power play with just over a minute left in the middle frame, giving the visiting team a 4-2 lead heading into the third period.

Keck sent a laser of a wrist shot on net that beat Marko Belak at 9:49 of the third period, but it wasn’t enough as the Stampeders fell 4-3 on home ice Wednesday night.

Final Shots on Goal 

Kings – 38

Stampeders – 45

Bonus Notes

  • The Stampeders have now lost six straight games.
  • Kobe Grant has turned aside 34/38 shots he faced in the loss.
  • Stampeder defenceman Owen Harris served game 3/3 of his suspension (Swan Valley Stampeders Owen Harris D (2004) was suspended three (3) games as per the CJHL minimum suspension guidelines regarding staged fights.  The incident occurred in a game between the Swan Valley Stampeders and OCN Blizzard on December 17th, in Swan Valley). Expect him to be inserted into the lineup this weekend in Selkirk and Niverville.

What’s Next?

The Stampeders will head out on a two game road trip, and maybe it’s just what the doctor ordered, dropping their last six games. Swan Valley will travel to Selkirk to face the Steelers Friday Jan. 13 and will close out their road trip in Niverville Saturday Jan. 14. Both games start at 7:30 p.m..

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