Stampeders Push Win Streak to Three Games, Defeat Virden 6-2 Saturday Night

Virden, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders pushed their win streak to three games with a dominating 6-2 win on the road Saturday night.The Stampeders improved their record to 15-9-1-1 and moved into second place in the MGEU West Division with the win.

Swan Valley’s offence was led by Trey Sauder (2G, 1A), Collin Jennings (1G, 1A), Alex Walicki (1G, 1A), Jakob Jones (1G, 1A) and Noah Wilson (1G), while Kobe Grant stopped 36/38 shots he faced for his ninth win of the year.


The Story

Both teams had a back and forth opening first period of play but neither team could solve the goalies, sending both teams to the dressing room scoreless through 20 minutes of play.

Swan Valley found themselves trailing 1-0, 6:25 into the second period Saturday night in Virden as Dean Gorchynski opened the scoring for the home side. Trey Sauder responded with his first of the night, beating Owen LaRocque 33 seconds later to tie the game. Sauder added his second of the game, and ninth of the year, seven minutes later to give the Stampeders their first lead of the night. That lead quickly disappeared as Josh Lehto scored his 10th of the year at 15:22, tying the game 2-2. Collin Jennings was let out of the penalty box, received a pass, and showed off his offensive skills in what is being called the goal of the year at 19:42 of the second period.

Alex Walicki (8:16), Jakob Jones (9:00) and Noah Wilson (13:10, PP), added goals in the third period and the Stampeders skated to a dominating 6-2 win on the road Saturday night.

Final shots

Stampeders – 30

Oil Capitals – 38

Bonus Notes

  • Stampeder defenceman Collin Jennings has now scored in three straight games since returning from his suspension. He has now collected four goals and two assists in three games.
  • Kobe Grant stopped 36/38 shots he faced to improve his record to 9-9 on the season.

What’s Next?

The Stampeders will head home and get ready for a matchup with the top team in the MGEU West Division Tuesday, Nov. 29 in OCN. The Stampeders have now moved into second place and can tie the Blizzard with a win Tuesday night.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m..

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