The Swan Valley Stampeders returned to home ice Saturday December 15th for the first time in three weeks, as they hosted the Steinbach Pistons.
Swan Valley took a bit to get rolling against the Pistons Saturday night, but when they did they came in waves. Quintin Sudom opened the scoring at 12:46 of the first as he was set up by Campbell Balk and Bradly Goethals for his thirteenth of the year. 20 year old Merek Pipes was solid in net in the opening twenty minutes of play stopping all twelve shots sent his way.
Both teams settled down in the second period as the Swan River faithful was treated to a very tight checking period. 20 year old Bradly Goethals added his twenty of the year as he let a heavy shot go that beat Matt Lenz at 17:46 and the Stampeders held a 2-0 lead after forty minutes of play.
Troy Quinn sent a shot on goal that was deflected by Josh Maucieri at 6:05 of the third period and the Stamps skated to a 3-0 win over the Steinbach Pistons. Merek Pipes was solid in goal tonight as he turned aside 32 shots for his second shutout since being acquired by the Stampeders.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Josh Maucieri 1G 1A
⭐️⭐️ Bradly Goethals 1G 1A
⭐️ Merek Pipes Stopping all 32 he faced
With tonight’s win on home ice, the Stampeders record now sits at 23-6-3-2. The next action for Swan will be Sunday December 16th against the same Steinbach Pistons. Be sure to get your tickets from Atkinson’s Sports Excellence or at the door. Also kids don’t forget to bring your skates and helmets for skate with a Stampeder immediately following tomorrow’s contest. Puck drop is 4pm at the Centennial Arena.