Swan River, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders pushed their win streak to three games, defeating the number one team in the MJHL 4-1 Friday night at the Centennial Arena.
The Stampeders offence was led by Alex Walicki (2G), Josh Danis (1G), and Jakob Jones (1G, 1A), while Kobe Grant stopped 37/38 shots he faced in the win.
The Stampeders found themselves behind the 8-ball tonight, once again playing catchup. The Terriers opened the scoring as Austin Peters walked in all alone and beat Grant for his 12th of the season. Josh Danis was able to throw the monkey off his back, scoring his second of the season just over five minutes later, tying the game and sending both teams to the dressing room tied 1-1.
Alex Walicki gave the Stampeders their first lead of the game, scoring off his rear-end at the 19:45 mark of the second period.
Alex Walicki added his second of the night, poking a puck loose on the penalty kill, breaking in all alone and burying his fifth of the season to give the home team a 3-1 lead. Jakob Jones added an empty net goal at 17:11and Kobe Grant kicked aside 37/38 shots he faced en route to a 4-1 win against Portage.
Final Shots on Goal
Stampeders – 26
- The Stampeders have now won three straight games.
- Kobe Grant has turned aside 72/74 shots he faced in back-to-back wins.
- Jakob Jones has collected five goals and six assists in his last four games.
The Stampeders will reset and get ready to host the Selkirk Steelers Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Centennial Arena. A game proudly presented by Swan River’s Key Chevrolet Buick GM. Taylor School Choir will be performing the national anthem after our player parent presentations. Please be in your seats at 6:55 p.m..
Tickets for Saturday night’s game can be purchased online at stampedershockey.com, through the Stampeder app or at the door.
Upcoming home games to note
Friday, Feb. 10 – Hockey is for Everyone (special game night jerseys will be worn). More details to be released in the next two weeks.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – RBC game night.