Neepawa, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders kept their win streak alive with a 5-4 overtime win Saturday night at the Yellowhead Centre in Neepawa. With tonight’s win, the Stampeders have now won five in a row and sit in first place in the west division with a record of 17-9-1-1, two points ahead of the OCN Blizzard.
Swan Valley’s offence was led by Jakob Jones (2G) with Callum Halls, Trey Sauder and Steven Arp all helping out with a goal each while Kobe Grant stopped 32/36 shots he faced for his 11th win of the season.
Just like last night, the Stampeders opened the scoring, this time it was Halls (3), sliding home a rebound 5:25 into the first period. Neepawa responded with two goals of their own, Parker Korman (9:12), and Cade Bendtsen (14:02) to take a 2-1 lead into the dressing room through 20 minutes of play.
Swan Valley found their stride in the second period scoring three goals to take a 4-2 lead through 40 minutes of play. Sauder (10) tipped home a point shot from Adam Rajsigl, pulling his team even at 2-2. Jones sent an absolute laser on goal that beat Gavin Renwick high glove just over a minute later and the Stampeders regained the lead. Arp was rewarded for his hard work, sending a shot five-hole on Renwick for his fifth of the year at 8:28 of the second period.
The Stampeders, just like the Titans, put it on cruise control a bit to early Saturday night, allowing the Titans to score twice at 4:58 and again at 9:20 tying the game and forcing overtime.
After a back-and-forth overtime, it was Jones who played hero, scoring his second of the game, and team leading 16th of the year, at 4:24 of the extra frame.
Stampeders – 40
Neepawa – 36
- Stampeder Forward Trey Sauder has now collected 10 points in his last four games played.
- Stampeder Forward Jakob Jones has now collected eight points in his last four games played.
- Kobe Grant stopped 32/36 shots he faced to improve his record to 11-9 on the season.
The Stampeders will head home and enjoy a much needed rest before regrouping and getting ready to host the Virden Oil Capitals Friday, Dec. 9 at the Centennial Arena. Friday’s game is a proud presentation of the Westwood Inn.
Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m..
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