The Swan Valley Stampeders skated to a dominating win on the road Friday night, beating the Neepawa Titans 5-1 and pushing their point streak to three straight games.
Swan Valley’s offence was led by Jacob Paler-Chow (1G, 1A), Justin Keck, Carter Cockburn, Quinn Mulder and Callum Fortin who all scored a goal while Kobe Grant stopped 18/19 shots he faced to claim the victory in net.
Swan Valley did an excellent job keeping the Titans off the board tonight and completely disrupting any offensive chances against them. Nicolas Roussel continued his hard play early on and a heavy hit led to a scuffle between him and Cade Bendsten and each received 5 minutes and a game misconduct for their efforts. Swan Valley broke the scoreless game late in the first period as Paler-Chow deposited a rebound in close for his eighth of the year.
The Stampeders kicked their offence into high gear in the middle frame scoring three goals throughout the period. Keck picked up his fifth of the year 43 seconds into the frame, Cockburn collected his fourth goal in two games 13 minutes later and Mulder picked up his 12th of the year 41 seconds later. With that, the Stampeders held a 4-0 lead heading into the third period.
Fortin swatted home a juicy rebound just 1:37 into the final frame, beating Emerik Demers for his eighth of the year and giving the Stampeders a commanding 5-0 lead. Kieran Thiessen broke the shutout of Grant with 49 seconds left in the game but it was too little too late and the Stampeders skated to a 5-1 win on the road Saturday night.
Final shots on goal
Swan Valley – 32
Neepawa – 19
Swan Valley picked up another huge two points on the road, moving them four points up on the Titans and seven points up on the Virden Oil Capitals. Swan now sits just five games behind Waywayseecappo for second in the West Division.
The Stamps’ will return home and get ready for another busy week. They kick things off Wednesday, Feb. 2 when the Dauphin Kings come to town. Puck drop at the Centennial Arena I set for 7 p.m.. Wednesday night’s game is a presentation of RBC.
A few things of note… First, Stampeder home games have been reduced to 250 fans in the building due to the current provincial health orders. We have set up Showpass to stop selling once it hits that mark. So, if you wish to come to Wednesday night’s game and tickets are still available online or at Patty’s Sports Excellence that means you can gain entry into the game. Buy your tickets here – https://www.showpass.com/o/swan-valley-stampeders/
Our online 50/50 will be live and available to you during the day. Purchase your 50/50 tickets here by visiting the link provided here https://www.fundingchange.ca/svstampeders/