The Swan Valley Stampeders set out on a three game road trip Friday November 30th making their first stop in Selkirk to face the Steelers.
The Stampeders were coming off a bit of a break Friday as the team returned to action for the first time in six days.
The Stampeders found themselves trailing just 1:23 into the first period as Ryan Piwniuk was set up by Noah Basarab on a nifty cross ice pass. Nolan Ferguson entered the Stampeder zone and let a wrist shot go at 16:20 that handcuffed Merek Pipes and the Steelers held a 2-0 lead after twenty minutes of play.
Selkirk added to their lead as Carter Barley fought off a Stampeder defender and swatted home his third of the year at 12:23 of the second. The Stampeders finally found a way to solve Zachary Bennett as Brian Harris let a point shot go at the seventeen minute mark on the power play that pulled Swan Valley within two. After forty minutes of play the Stampeders trailed the Steelers 3-1.
Scoring resumed in the third period as Josh Tripp grabbed a loose puck at the side of the net, walked out front, spun around and beat Bennet for his eighteenth of the year just fifty seven seconds into the period. But it was all the Stampeders could muster up tonight and the Selkirk Steelers held on for a 3-2 win on home ice.
The Stampeders record now sits at 19-5-1-2 which drops them to second place overall in the MJHL standings. The next action for the Stamps will Saturday December 1st against the Winnipeg Blues. Puck drop is at 7:00pm.