Stampeders Gain A Point, Lose 4-3 In OT Friday Night

Swan River, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders gained a point, but dropped a 4-3 decision in overtime Friday night to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

The Stampeders offence was led by Justin Keck (1G, 1A), Adam Rajsigl and Steven Arp each collected  goal while Kobe Grant stopped 27/31 shots he faced in the loss.


The Story 

The Stampeders came flying out of the gates, backing the Wolverines off in the opening 10 minutes. That pressure led to the Stampeders first goal. Justin Keck tucked home his 21st of the season at 14:18 of the first period. Aidon Sotas was able to tie the game late, sending both teams to the dressing room tied 1-1.

Cole Carlson gave the Wolverines their first lead of the game, scoring 34 seconds into the middle frame. Adam Rajsigl tied the game at 16:18, collecting his eighth of the season. The Wolverines struck late, taking a 3-2 lead into the dressing room after 40 minutes of play.

Steven Arp tied the game at 13:37 of the third period, muscling one past Tresor Wotton for his eighth of the season. The Stampeders pushed hard in the last five minutes but couldn’t find the go-ahead goal, and these two teams needed extra time at the Centennial Arena.

The Wolverines spoiled the party, scoring 1:19 into the extra frame, and Wayway skated to a 4-3 win on the road Friday night.

Final Shots on Goal 

Waywayseecappo – 31

Swan Valley – 30

 Bonus Notes

  • The Stampeders sit with 52 points and are now one point behind third place, and three points behind first place in the MGEU West Division.

 What’s Next? 

The Stampeders will regroup and travel south tomorrow night to close out a home-and-home mini series against the Wolverines. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m..

Upcoming home games to note 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 – RBC game night.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22 – ACE Real Estate game night.

The Stampeders organization would like to thank Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation, Spirit Horse Singers from Long Plain First Nation, Elders, Junior members, Junior Chief and everyone in attendance for our first ever Hockey is for Everyone game event.  Please see the pictures below.

Hockey is for Everyone is a night to provide awareness and a positive environment for players, families and fans of every race, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or ability.

It is crucial that we support everyone who wants to play, or is already playing the sport they love, no matter their background.

The Stampeders will also be wearing these jerseys in Waywayseecappo Saturday, Feb. 11 against the Wolverines and at a later date before being auctioned off. Please stay tuned for further announcements on that.