The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped their third straight game, falling 5-2 to the Virden Oil Capitals Friday night at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.
Naton Miller and the Virden Oil Capitals struck first Friday night, scoring on the power play at 8:58 of the first period. The Stampeders quickly responded as Griffin Ayotte used his speed, accepted a pass and blew past the defender, tucking home his sixth of the year, short-handed at 9:25. Miller added his second of the night collecting his 11th of the season at 11:05.
After a scoreless second period, the Stampeders were able to tie the game 2-2 on a deflection by Alex Walicki 4:47 into the third period. But, that’s all the offence the Stampeders could muster as Virden scored back-to-back power play goals a, minute apart, and added an empty net goal to earn their 20th win of the season.
Swan Valley – 29
Virden – 59
The Stampeders will close out the first half of the 2023-24 season tomorrow night against the Neepawa Titans. A game proudly presented by Tim Hortons. Puck drop is set for 7:00pm.