The Swan Valley Stampeders offence was firing on all cylinders Wednesday November 14th as they picked up a huge 9-3 road win in Neepawa.
The Stampeders found another gear tonight and flipped the script scoring first and in bunches. The offence kicked in at the 4:46 mark of the first as Dane Hirst and Brian Harris set up Josh Maucieri for his eight of the year. Hard work down low by Josh Maucieri and Brian Harris led to the puck being sent out front to Alexander Uryga who potted his second of the year at 11:09. Neepawa cut into the lead as Michael Boutoussov beat Michael Davis at 12:18 on the power play. The opening twenty minutes closed out with the Stampeders up 2-1 and the shots were 15-7 for Swan Valley.
Corbin Mariash picked up his second of the year and tied the game 1:34 into the middle frame. Jun Yi Zhong and Josh Tripp set up Bradly Goethals who regained the Stampeders lead at 4:11. Swan Valley’s power play kicked for the next two goals as Brian Harris and Quintin Sudom set up Bradly Goethals who ripped home his ninth of the year at 8:08. Tanner McKechnie backhanded in his fifth of the year at 12:23 of the middle frame and the Stamps were up 5-2 after forty minutes of play.
Scoring resumed early into the third period as Jaden Townsend found the back of the net at 1:13 beating Kolby Thornton for his eight of the year. Neepawa’s Jesse Gibbons scored thirty seven seconds later beating Michael Davis on the power play. The Stampeders continued to find the back of the net as Swan River, MB native Carter Cockburn notched his second of the year at 3:06. Matt Osadick’s speed and skill were on display once again as he scored on a short handed break at 7:07 and Josh Maucieri tucked one home at 14:55 as the Stampeders offence carried them to a commanding 9-3 win over the Neepawa Natives. Final shots on goal 48-30 in favour of the Stampeders.
“The guys played very hard tonight and it was great to find our offensive game once again,” said Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff.
The Stampeders win keeps them in second place with a record of 15-3-1-1, just one point behind the Portage Terriers. Next action for the Stamps will be this Saturday and Sunday in Steinbach. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com.