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Stampeders Win 4-3 on Country Music Night at the Centennial Arena

Swan River, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders found a way to win Friday night, defeating the Virden Oil Capitals 4-3, improving their record to 14-9-1-1 and 10-3 on home ice this season.

Swan Valley’s offence was led by Jakob Jones (1G, 2A) , Collin Jennings (2G) and Justin Keck (1G) while Kobe Grant picked up his eighth win of the year.

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The Story

The Stampeders’ 60 minute efforts lately have allowed them to find some ground in the MGEU West Division, defeating the Virden Oil Capitals 4-3 on country music night.

Jennings got the Centennial Arena rocking Friday night, scoring his third of the year 3:53 into the opening frame. Naton Miller tied the game at 18:46, silencing the home crowd a bit. Just before the period ended, Keck was sprung on a breakaway, scoring his 12th of the year with less than a minute to play in the period and giving his team a 2-1 lead heading into the locker room.

Joey Bielik answered back for the Oil Capitals at the 8:59 mark of the second period, scoring a short-handed marker to tie the game 2-2. Jennings said anything you can do, we can do better, tucking home a short-handed marker of his own three minutes later. Trevor Hunt tied the game late in the second period, setting up a fantastic third period.

Jones sent the crowd into a frenzy, scoring his 12th of the year at the 7:41 mark of the third period. Grant turned aside everything sent his way in the final frame, backstopping his team to their 14th win of the season.

Final shots

Oil Capitals – 34

Stampeders – 32

Bonus Notes

  • Stampeder defenceman Collin Jenningshas scored in back-to-back games since returning from his suspension.
  • Kobe Grant stopped 31/34 shot she face to improve his record to 8-9 on the season.

 What’s Next?

The Stampeders will head to Virden on Saturday, Nov. 26 to finish off a home-and-home series with the Oil Capitals.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m..

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