Swan Valley moves into fourth place with a 4-1 win over Wayway Thursday night.
The Stampeders were looking to keep their momentum rolling as they travelled south to face the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in a rare Thursday night matchup.
The two teams met for the third time this season, each winning one game. It was special teams that helped the Stampeders earn a victory. Swan Valley went 2/6 on the power play and 1/9 on the penalty kill.
Swan Valley jumped out to another early lead as Luke Beerman fires home a loose puck, beating Thomson Phinney upstairs on the power play just over a minute and a half into the game. Wayway would gain a pair of power plays of their own, but Swan’s defensive play kept them to the outside and didn’t allow many shots through. Trevor Schroder potted his 10th of the year, on the power play with 9.6 seconds left in the 1st. Mikael Foucher would stand tall in net turning aside all 8 shots he faced through 20 minutes of play.
The Stampeders would pick up a pair of goals in the middle frame, increasing their lead to 4-0. Tommy Cardinal would score on a short handed breakaway at 15:39, and Josh Beauchemin would score on a penalty shot at 18:54. The Wolverines would push a little harder in the middle frame, sending 9 shots on goal, but could not solve Mikael Foucher.
Wayway would finally break Foucher’s shutout, as Anthony Bilka let a shot go from the point that was deflected in front of the goal 4:05 into the third period.
Swan – 34
Wayway – 27
Swan Valley now leap frogs the Wolverines in the Standings and sits fourth overall with a record of 15-7-2.
The next action for the Stampeders will be Saturday November 23, when they host the Portage Terriers. Saturday’s game is a presentation of Co-op Swan Valley. Also a 50/50 take home prize of $1000 has been guaranteed. See you all at the Centennial Arena Saturday night.