The Swan Valley Stampeders win streak was snapped at two Friday night at the Centennial Arena, losing 2-0 to the Winkler Flyers.
Goals were certainly hard to come by Friday night at the Centennial Arena. On paper, Winker had the slight edge in wins vs losses but when you see these two teams facing off against one another they are very, very similar and it was very entertaining to watch. Both the Flyers and the Stampeders penalty kill was on and the number of blocked shots between the two teams couldn’t be counted. This certainly had a playoff-type, grind-it-out feel to it and we aren’t even halfway through the schedule.
Those of you who took time to watch the HockeyTV broadcast or came to watch the game live were treated to a complete goaltender duo. Kobe Grant and Malachi Klassen put on a clinic stopping everything through 40 minutes of play.
It took until the 16:09 mark of the third period for the game’s first goal Friday night. Unfortunately, it came off the stick of their opponents Friday night. Ryan Monias collected his fifth of the year, beating Grant on the power play with 3:51 left in the game. Mike Svenson sealed the deal with an empty-net marker with 1:02 left in the game and the Winkler Flyers went on to win 2-0.
Final shots on goal
Winkler – 40
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Swan Valley now sits with a record of 9-12-0-2 and remains tied with Virden for third in the West Division. These two teams will be right back at it tomorrow night (Sat. Nov. 27) at the Centennial Arena. Puck drop goes at 7 pm.