The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped yet another contest on home ice, this time the Steinbach Pistons 4-1 Friday night.
Things looked to be turning around for the Stampeders over the past couple of weeks but the losses continue to pill up for Swan Valley. The offence has completely dried up and shots against are on the rise again.
The Pistons opened the scoring at the 12:53 mark of the third period as Grady Hoffman found a loose puck at the top of the crease and scored into an empty net for his 13th of the year. David Cote added his third of the year at 6:07 of the third period, Hoffman added his second of the night at 14:42 and Kirk Mullen added an empty net goal at 18:02. Callum Halls scored with 51 seconds left in the game but it was nowhere near enough as the Stampeders lost their second in a row Friday night.
Steinbach – 45
Swan Valley – 26
The Stampeders will finish off the week with a game against the Virden Oil Capitals tomorrow night at the Centennial Arena. Swan Valley will be wearing their 25th season jersey for the first time tomorrow night. Puck drop goes at 7 p.m..