The Swan Valley Stampeders were looking to get back in the win column as they traveled to Neepawa to face off against the Natives Saturday October 10th.
For the second straight night the Stampeders gave up the games first goal as Benoit Mowbray snapped home his third of the season just fifty six seconds into the game. Neepawa added to their lead at 11:53 as Jesse Gibbons let a wrist shot go just inside the blue line that fooled Merek Pipes. Matt Osadick pulled the Stamps within one as he was sent in all alone at 19:35 snapping home his 11th or the year shorthanded. The opening frame closed out with Neepawa leading 2-1 and the shots were even at 10 apiece.
The Stampeders started to find their groove in the middle frame and pushed the play for the majority of the period. Quintin Sudom and Alex Uryga found a wide open Justin Svenson in front of the net as he undressed Nik Anderson and scored at 12:10 just seconds after the power play expired. Tanner McKechnie tipped home his fourth of the year at 19:32 on the power play giving the Stampeders their first lead of the hockey game. After forty minutes of play the Stampeders found themselves leading 3-2 and the shots were 19-13 for Swan Valley.
Neepawa bounced back in the third period hemming the Stamps into their own zone which led to the game tying goal by Brad Marshall at 7:49. The Stampeders hard work and pressure throughout the remainder of the period paid off as it was Josh Tripp who broke the tie and scored with 2.3 seconds left in the game. The Stamps found a way to win on the road and skated to a 4-3 win over the Neepawa Natives. Final shots on goal were 30-29 for Swan Valley.
The Stampeders jumped right back into the win column tonight after a tough loss on home ice the night before. The Stamps now sit with a record of 14-3-1-1 and have moved themselves within one point of the first place Portage Terriers. The next action for the Stamps will be Wednesday November 14th in Neepawa. Puck drop is set for 7:30pm and you can catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com or listen live on GX94radio.com