The Swan Valley Stampedes continued to put up points in the West Division standings but dropped a 3-2 shootout loss to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines Wednesday night at the Centennial Arena.
Swan Valley’s offence was led by Ethan Matchim and Emile Pichette who each collected a goal while Dylan Black suffered the loss in net.
The Stampeders started the game on time tonight and jumped out to a very early 2-0 lead. Ethan Matchim kicked things off Wednesday night at the Centennial Arena, scoring just his third goal of the year on the power play 5:22 into the first period. Emile Pichette finally threw the monkey off his back, collecting his first-ever goal in a Stampeder uniform less than a minute later.
Kolton Shindle scored goals at the 2:37 mark of the second period, on the power play, and added his 13th of the year 51 seconds into the third period to tie the game.
Both teams battled it out and left everything on the ice for the remainder of the game but neither team could solve Dylan Black or Brett Mirwald. Tied 2-2 at the end of the third period meant we were off to overtime in front of a very entertained Swan River crowd.
The Wolverines did an excellent job controlling the puck and the play for a good chunk of overtime but Dylan Black was up to the task and shut the door sending this game to a shootout.
Brad Fortin – Stopped
Boston Bird – Scored
Deepkaran Hans – Scored
Joey Moffat – Scored
Quinn Mulder – Stopped
Final shots on goal
Waywayseecappo – 39
Swan River – 21
Tonight’s shootout loss drops the Stampeders record to 19-19-1-4 but the extra point was needed as it keeps them one point up on Virden for third in the West Division.
These two teams aren’t done yet as the season series will conclude Friday, Feb. 11 in Waywayseecappo. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. and can be viewed on HockeyTV.com.