Stampeders Ran Out Of Gas, Losing To The Pistons Sunday Night

A tough end to a short week for the Stampeders, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Steinbach Pistons at home Sunday night.

Coming off a 5-2 win Saturday night, the team was looking for back-to-back wins for only the second time in 2020.

The Stampeders looked a bit off to start tonight’s game, letting the Pistons push the play for most of the first period. The push by Steinbach allowed them to pick up the games first goal. Cody Behun was sprung down the left side of the ice, wristing a shot past Mikael Foucher at 15:53 of the opening frame.

Steinbach would jump out to a 2-0 lead as Dylan Cassie let a seeing eye shot go from the point, on the power play, that fooled everyone 5:57 into the middle frame. Josh Maucieri continues to find offence for Swan Valley, picking off a pass from Matt Lenz and scoring into an empty net for his ninth of the year at 16:49. Tommy Cardinal and Leyson Coleman would set up Trevor Schroder on the power play, tying the game at two less than two minutes later.

Kyle Bettens was sprung on a breakaway at 4:49 of the third period, beating Mikael Foucher for the eventual game winner.

Final shots

Swan – 24
Steinbach – 32

Next action for Stampeders will be Wednesday, January 29, at home against the Dauphin Kings. The game is a presentation of Telus. Puck drop is at 7:30pm.

Be sure to place your bids on the white set of Stampeders jerseys. Bidding closes Saturday, February 29 at midnight. Head to www.stampedershockey.com to find out how you can place a bid.