Niverville, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders played a near perfect road game, defeating the Niverville Nighthawks 4-1 Saturday night. The win improves the Stampeders record to 20-13-3-1, and a weekend road trip sweep. Tonight’s win propels the Stampeders into second place in the MGEU West Division.
The Stampeders offence was led by Trey Sauder (1G, 1A), Justin Keck (1G), Noah Wilson (1G), and Alex Walicki (1G), while Kobe Grant stopped 35/36 shots he faced in the win.
Justin Keck opened the scoring Saturday night, collecting his 18th of the season, driving the net and tapping home a cross-ice pass from Trey Sauder at 4:41. Niverville responded just over five minutes later as Ethan Whillans deposited his first as a Nighthawk.
The Stampeders regained their lead back at the 15:31 mark of the second period as Noah Wilson deposited his own rebound for his ninth of the year.
Alex Walicki showed his patience holding and protecting the puck, cutting into the slot and scoring his fourth of the year at 6:53 of the third period. Trey Sauder added an empty net, short-handed goal with 1:33 left in the game, Kobe Grant kicked aside 35/36 shots he faced and the Stampeders skated to a 4-1 win on the road.
Final Shots on Goal
Stampeders – 34
Nighthawks – 36
- The Stampeders have now won two straight games.
- Kobe Grant has turned aside 35/36 shots for his 13th win of the season.
- Trey Sauder has now collect eight points (4G, 4A) in three games.
The Stampeders will head home and get ready for the Portage Terries Friday, Jan. 20 at the Centennial Arena. A game proudly presented by Spruce Products Limited.
Tickets for Friday nights game can be purchased online at stampedershockey.com, through the Stampeder app or at the door.
Pcuk drop is set for 7:oo p.m..
Upcoming home games to note
Friday, Jan. 20 – Spruce Products game night.
Saturday, Jan. 21 – Key Chev game night.
Friday, Feb. 10 – Hockey is for Everyone (special game night jerseys will be worn). More details to be released in the next two weeks.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – RBC game night.