The Stampeders found their way back into the win column with a dominating 8-3 win over Waywayseecappo in a rare Tuesday night game.
Parker Johnson led the way with a pair of goals, Luke Beerman had a goal and two assists, while Mikael Foucher stopped 41/44 in Tuesday nights 8-3 win.
Penalty trouble would allow the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to open the scoring just over eight minutes into the opening frame. Anthony Bilka scored his 11th of the year off of his foot and into a wide open net. Luke Beerman tied the game for the Stampeders, beating Liam Tereposky over the blocker just over six and a half minutes later. Parker Johnson would score his first of the game, and give the Stamps’ their first lead of the game 2:08 later. Gerrik Ripley would beat Mikael Foucher with 22 seconds left in the opening frame to tie the game at 2. Shots were even at 10 apiece after 20 minutes of play.
Swan Valley scored back-to-back goals three minutes and fifty seconds apart. Parker Johnson scored his second of the game 1:24 into the middle frame, burying a loose puck out front. Josh Maucieri would finish off a beautiful passing play from Nathan Carl and Luke Beerman on the power play at 5:18. Rayman Bassi would score into an empty net after the puck took a awkward bounce off the wall and onto his stick at 7:33. Callum Fortin scored his eighth of the season just over the midway point of the middle frame, giving the Stampeders their two goal lead back. Nathan Carl picked up his team leading 18th goal of the year with 1:56 remaining in the middle frame.
Swan would get goals from Tommy Cardinal (14) and Trevor Schroder (15) in the third period, skating to a 8-3 win over the 5th place Waywayseecappo Wolverines Tuesday night at the Centennial Arena.
Waywayseecappo – 44
Swan – 30
Tonight’s win improves the Stampeders record to 24-12-4, moving them within two points of second place.
The next action for the Stampeders will be Thursday January 9 in Virden. Puck drop is 7:30pm.