Swan River, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders bent, but didn’t break against the Steinbach Pistons Friday night at the Centennial Arena. Swan Valley pushed their win streak to six games, defeating the Pistons 2-1 in a shootout in front of the very loud Swan River crowd.
The Stampeders offence was led by Owen Harris (1G) while Kobe Grant stopped 33/34 shots, plus two more in the shootout, earning his 25th win of the year on his birthday.
Tonight’s contest was what you would call a goaltending duo, as they both Kobe Grant and Dominik Wasik put on a clinic . A rough and tough, playoff style game kept everyone entertained and on the edge of their seats all game.
Owen Harris Opened the scoring, collecting his second of the year at 17:35 of the first period.
The Pistons were able to tie the game 45 seconds into the third period as Langley Kruggel scored his seventh of the season.
Both teams couldn’t find the game winner so it was off to 3-on-3 overtime at the Centennial Arena. Both teams had chances but again, it was Wasik and Grant coming up big to force a shootout.
Ty Paisley – Stopped
Myles Mason – Scored
Ian Amsbaugh – Scored
Josh Danis – Scored
Travis Hensrud – Stopped
Final Shots on Goal
Steinbach – 34
Swan Valley – 27
- Stampeders push win streak to six games.
- Kobe Grant collected his 25th win of the season on his birthday.
The Stampeders will regroup and finish the week off with a game against the Niverville Nighthawks Saturday, Mar. 11 at the Centennial Arena. Presented by Special Olympics. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m..
Upcoming home games to note
- Saturday Mar. 11 – 7:00pm vs Niverville – Special Olympics game night
- Friday Mar. 17 – 7:00pm vs Virden – MGEU game night