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Stampeders Push Point Streak to Three Games, Lost in Overtime Saturday Night

The Stampeders push their point streak to three games but fall in overtime to the Kings Saturday night.

Swan Valleys offence was lead by Callum Halls and Thomas Gazich who each collected a goal.

The Swan Valley Stampeders stumbled out of the gate Saturday night in Dauphin, allowing 18 shots against in the opening frame. Loic Mainguy-Crepault (first MJHL start), stood on his head, turning aside four high quality chances and a breakaway to keep his team in the game. Riley Borody was able to solve Mainguy-Crepault at 16:44 of the first period to give the Kings a 1-0 lead.

The Stampeders started to move their feet and the puck in the second period, gaining a few more shots and a couple of power play opportunities. The Stamps’ sent 6 shots on goal, and hit two posts but couldn’t solve Keaton Woolsey. Mainguy-Crepault held the Kings at bay, stopping all 8 shots directed his way in the second period.

Halls tied things up, 2:58 into the third period on a solo effort. Gazich collected his first as a Stampeder, scoring off his body and in at 9:13 giving Swan Valley their first lead of the game. Mason Smith tied the game for the Kings with 1:40 left in regulation sending both teams to overtime. A place the Kings have been this season, and the Stampeders first time.

Garrett Hrechka ended it 1:22 into the extra frame giving the Kings a 3-2 win.

Final shots on goal

Swan Valley – 23
Dauphin – 36

Swan Valley will head home a regroup for their first road trip of the season that kicks off Friday Sept. 30 in Steinbach. Puck drop is set for 7:30 pm.