The Swan Valley Stampeders’ point streak was snapped at four games, losing to the Blizzard Tuesday night in OCN.
The OCN Blizzard opened the scoring at the 8:55mark, as Alex Bernauer one-timed home his second of the year, after a pair of turnovers by the Stampeder defence in their zone. Being outshot 14-8 after 20 minutes of play, the Stampeders also found themselves trailing 1-0.
Keenan McNeill gave the Blizzard a 2-0 lead, 1:12into the middle frame, jumping on a loose puck and swatting home his second of the year. Riley Zimmerman scored his 10th of the season, 46 seconds later to give the Blizzard a 3-0 lead. Myles Mason cut into the Blizzard lead, scoring his third of the year, sending a backhand past Chase Hamm at 4:17 of the second period. Despite outshooting (19-12) and out chancing OCN in the middle frame, the Stampeders found themselves trailing 3-1 after 40 minutes.
Miguel Bouvier was the recipient of a gift, scoring into an empty net 2:38 into the final frame as Kobe Grant was caught out of his net and turned over the puck. OCN sealed the win with an empty net goal from Drew Peters at 18:17, and the Blizzard skated to another dominating 5-1 performance over the Stampeders.
Swan Valley – 34
OCN – 47
Swan Valley will return home and regroup for another tough test Friday night, as they are set to host the Portage Terriers at the Centennial Arena. A game proudly presented by the Swan Valley Star and Tomes. Puck drop goes at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available online at stampedershockey.com or the door.
Kids 12 and under are free courtesy of the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre.