The Swan Valley Stampeders explode for ten goals in game three, beating Wayway on home ice to take a 2-1 series lead.
The Stampeder offence was lead by Swan River, MB product Carter Cockburn who scored four goals, Luke Beerman picked up two goals and an assist, while Mikael Foucher stopped all 31 shots he faced to earn his second shutout of the series.
The Stampeders offence completely exploded tonight, scoring three goals in the first period, two in the second, and five in the third, en-route to a 10-0 thumping in game three.
Tommy Cardinal kicked things off 4:40 into the opening frame, scoring his second of the post season. Luke Beerman scored his first just over ten and a half minutes later. Tanner Glasrud would score his first of the post season, letting a shot go that beat Colin Ahern at 16:42. Shots after twenty minutes were 19-7 for Swan.
Carter Cockburn scored back-to-back goals in the second period, three minutes apart, and the Stampeders held a 5-0 lead after 40 minutes of play.
Swan Valley would add five more goals in the third period (Dodd – 2:06, Cockburn – 6:46, Beerman – 12:07, Ryley Lanthier – 16:55, and Cockburn – 19:10).
Mikael Foucher was back on his game Wednesday night, turning aside all 31 shots he faced, picking up his second shutout in three games. The 19-year-old posted a SVS% of 1.00 and a 0.00 GAA, improving his overall stats to GAA 1.35 and a SVS% of .957.
Wayway – 31
Swan – 38
Next action for the two teams will be Friday, March 13, in Waywayseecappo for game four. Puck drop goes at 7:30pm.