Home is what you make it and the Swan Valley Stampeders used every advantage that was presented to them to take down the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 6-1 Saturday night.
The Stampeder offence was led by Darius Makse, Trey Sauder and Jamie Valentino who collected a goal and an assist each in the win. Jordan Gagnon (2A) and Jackson Betcher (1G) both chipped in from the back-end and Dylan Black stood on his head stopping 41/42 shots he faced.
The Swan Valley Stampeder offence exploded for six goals in-front of the home town crowd at the Centennial Arena.
Goals, something we have been talking about for the last couple of weeks, or the lack there of by the Stamps’ players. Well, we asked for them and the guys certainly delivered in a big way tonight.
20-year-old Noah Fladager kick-started the offence, tucking home second of the year on the power play just 2:43 into the contest. Darius Makse followed that up with a beauty top-shelf laser just over four minutes later, giving the Stampeders a 2-0 lead after the first period.
Wayway responded at 7:52 of the middle frame as Colby Wotton slid one through the five-hole of Dylan Black for his first of the season. Swan River product Trey Sauder score his first as a Stampeder six minutes later beating Liam Tereposky blocker side and giving the Stamps a 3-1 lead.
Jackson Betcher grabbed a loose puck at the offensive blue-line, walked off the wall and wired home his third of the year 38 seconds into the third period. Jamie Valentino (9:22) and Cody Barnes (11:09) added goals midway through the final frame and the Stampeders skated to a dominating 6-1 win over their rivals to the south.
Final shots on goal
Swan Valley -22
Wayway – 42
These two teams will meet again Friday Oct. 8 in Waywayseecapo (7:30 pm) and will complete their four game mini-series Saturday Oct. 9 (7:00 pm) in Swan River. Both games can be viewed live in person or on hockeytv.com.
Make sure to help support the Swan Valley Stampeders by purchasing a 50/50 ticket. Our online system is back and you can once again buy a ticket anytime in the days leading up to our next home game. You can buy from home, work or from your seat at the game. To purchase your 50/50 tickets please head to stampedershockey.com.