Swan River, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders snapped their three game losing streak, defeating the Neepawa Titans 9-2 Wednesday night.
16 – The number of Stampeder players who collected a point in Wednesday nights win over Neepawa. It doesn’t happen very often, and if you weren’t in attendance, you missed a good one.
The Stampeders offence was led by Justin Keck (2G, 1A), Trey Sauder (1G, 2A), Myles Mason and Griffin Ayotte each collected a goal and an assist, Warren Marcotte, Ashton Fishley, Noah Wilson and Amar Powar all collected a goal while Kobe Grant stopped 32/34 shots he faced in the loss.
The Stampeders used an entire team to defeat the Neepawa Titans Wednesday night at the Centennial Arena. Justin Keck got the party started, scoring his 23rd of the season 5:29 into the first period. Myles Mason added his ninth of the season, scoring on a beautiful cross-ice pass from Josh Danis at 13:16. Neepawa struck back at the 16:44 mark, pulling the Titans to within one. Trey Sauder scored 45 seconds later and Warren Marcotte added his eighth of the season a minute later and the Stampeders lead 4-1 after 20 minutes of play.
The second period saw rookie Griffin Ayotte collect his fifth of the year on a nifty move at 3:40.
Justin Keck turned on the jets and scored his second of the game, 24th of the season, 2:16 into the third period. Ashton Fishley wired home his third of the year less than a minute later and the Stampeders lead 7-1. Noah Wilson was able to beat Mason Labreau at the 6:02 mark, scoring his 10th of the season. Cameron Trimble swatted home a loose puck that found its way behind Grant at 10:17 but it wasn’t enough as Amar Powar rounded out the scoring at 14:59, and the Stampeders skated to a dominating 9-2 win on home ice.
Final Shots on Goal
Neepawa – 32
Swan Valley – 35
- Collin Jennings served game two of his two game suspension for a major goaltender interference penalty that took place Friday Feb. 10.
- Justin Keck extends his point streak to seven games.
- Every Stampeder but Owen Harris and Tyler Park collected a point in the win.
- Kobe Grant stopped 32/34 shots he faced for his 17th win of the season.
The Stampeders will have a couple of practice days before they head out for a two-game road trip that starts Saturday in Niverville (7:30pm) and will end Sunday afternoon in Winkler (3:00pm).
Catch all the action live on hockeytv.com and stay up-to-date on all Stampeders social media platforms.
Upcoming home games to note
- Wednesday, Feb. 22 – ACE Real Estate game night.
- Friday, Feb. 24 – Dufresne game night.
- Saturday, Feb. 25 – Billet Appreciation night. Taylor School Choir performing the national anthem.