Steinbach, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders completely fell apart on the road Saturday night, dropping a 5-1 decision to the Steinbach Pistons and now trail 2-0 in their best-of-seven, semi-final series.
Tip of the cap to Steinbach as they came ready to play Saturday night, shutting down anything the Stampeders tried. Swan Valley couldn’t get anything going offensively and when they did, Dominik Wasik was there to shut that down.
After an opening barrage by the Pistons, the Stampeders found a way to open the scoring for the second straight night. Justin Keck picked up a pass of the boards by Jakob Jones, ripping one past Wasik at 12:46. The Pistons responded on a 3-on-2 as Ian Amsbaugh tied the game, swatting a loose puck through the pads of Kobe Grant at 15:40, sending both teams to the dressing room tied 1-1.
Steinbach added two more in the second period by Hunter Degelman (8:57) and Dawson Milliken (10:42) to take a 3-1 lead into the third period.
Davis Fry added a 5-on-3 power play goal at 14:29, while Ian Amsbaugh added his second of the game, on the power play, a minute later and the Stampeders fell 5-1 on the road.
Swan Valley – 26
Steinbach – 32
The best-of-seven, semi-final series will now shift to the Swan Valley for games 3 and 4 Tuesday, Apr. 11 and Wednesday, Apr.12. Puck drop will go at 7:00 p.m. both nights from the Centennial Arena.
- Download the Stampeder app on all Android and Apple devices and play along with the First Goal Prediction. All you have to do is pick the Stampeder who scores first and win yourself a medium two-topping pizza from Pizza Place.
Games 3 and 4 rush seating tickets are on sale here https://www.showpass.com/o/swan-valley-stampeders/, through the official app of the Swan Valley Stampeders, at Riddell’s Plumbing & Heating or at the door.
If you cannot make it to the games, you can catch all the action live on hockeytv.com with Kevin Carter and Brian Gilroy or tune in to Benny Walchuk on GX94.
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