The Swan Valley Stampeders were looking to remain perfect on home ice as they faced off against the Neepawa Natives at the Centennial Arena Friday October 12th.
Swan Valley’s own Josh Tripp opened the scoring at 7:07 snapping home his third of the year over a sprawled out Nik Anderson. Kasyn Kruse added to the Stampeders lead at 14:52 on an unbelievable solo effort tucking home his fifth of the year. Neepawa responded at 15:56 as Cam Olstad beat Jackson Hjelle that cut the lead to one. The opening twenty minutes closed out with the Stampeders ahead 2-1 and the shots 18-12 in favour of Swan.
The middle frame was all Swan Valley as they dominated the play for most of the period. Matt Osadick regained the Stampeders two goal at 3:38 picking up his sixth of the year. Noah Basarab scored his seventh of the year beating Nik Anderson at the 9 minute mark. Justin Sverson ripped home his second of the year glove side at 17:16 and the Stampeders held a commanding 5-1 lead heading to the dressing room after forty minutes of play.
Noah Basarab picked up his eighth of the year thirty one seconds into the final frame. The Natives finally solved Jackson Hjelle as Scott Mickoski scored short handed at 10:20. Neepawa’s Cam Olstad roofed home his second of the game and fourth of the year at 13:11. Tanner McKechnie beat Nik Anderson on a breakaway at 15:19 and the Stampeders went on to defeat the Neepawa Natives 7-3. Final shots on goal were 47-33.
With the victory tonight the Swan Valley Stampeders move to 6-2-0-1 on the season and remain perfect on home ice. The next action for the Stampeders will be Sunday October 14th when they host the Steinbach Pistons. Puck drop is set for 6:00pm. Immediately following the game kids are invited to skate with the Stampeders. Please have your children bring their skates and helmets are mandatory. #RunninWild #SaddleUp