Kobe Grant kicked aside 58 shots in tonight’s Game 5, 5-4 double overtime victory in Dauphin.
The Swan Valley Stampeders found themselves trailing 1-0 as Nick Braun beat Kobe Grant through the five-hole 10:01 into the opening frame.
Dauphin continued to lead until the 1:50 mark of the second period where Callum Fortin sprung in off the wing and tucked home his first of the post-season. Nick Braun collected his second of the game less than a minute later and the Kings regained their one goal lead. Lare Pahtayken found a loose puck in the neutral zone, beating a defender wide and snapped home his first of the playoffs on a beautiful solo rush at 6:27 of the second period. Swan River local Trey Sauder gave the Stampeders their first lead of the hockey game, batting home his third of the playoffs at 14:37 of the middle frame. Justin Keck gave the Stampeders a two goal cushion, ripping one over the globe of Carson Cherepak with 59 seconds left in the second period.
The Kings returned fire to kick off the third period, scoring on the power play at 4:06 on a shot from Parker Malchuk. Nick Braun tied the game 4-4 at 12:02 on the power play setting up a wild finish in Dauphin.
For the first time this series both teams needed extra time to solve this one. Shots heading into the overtime period were 52-18 in favour of Dauphin.
Both teams traded chances in the first 10 minute overtime period, but neither Cherepak or Grant gave an inch and sending the game into double overtime.
Captain Carter Cockburn was the hero tonight, scoring 32 seconds into double overtime to send the series back to Swan River Sunday Apr. 10 at 6 pm.
Final shots on goal
Swan Valley – 25
Dauphin – 56
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Swan Valley has a chance to tie the series 3-3. Bring the noise Swan River.