The Stamps’ come away with a big win over the Virden Oil Capitals in a high scoring affair Friday night in Swan River.
Mattias Dal Monte lead the way scoring 3 goals and an assist, Trevor Schroder picked up a goal and three assists, while Mikael Foucher stopped 28/31 for a 7-3 win on home ice.
The Stampeders were looking for back-to-back wins for the first time in over two weeks Friday November 1 at home against the traveling Virden Oil Capitals.
The two teams needed a shootout the last time they met where the stampeders came away with a 4-3 win.
The Stampeders had a slow start tonight giving up the first 8 shots in the contest. It wasn’t until the 10:30 mark of the first when the Stamps’ collected their first shot on goal.
The Oil Caps’ early push would allow them to strike first as Kolten Kanaski picked up his 12th of the year at 10:39. Luke Beerman would pull Swan Valley even just over two minutes later, driving the net tapping home his 7th of the year. Tristan Thompson would regain the Oil Capitals lead 17 seconds later, letting a shot go that fooled Mikael Foucher. Swan Valley would once again tie the game after an unbelievable effort by Jamie Valentino who found a wide open Parker Johnson at 17:13.
The two teams would trade goals in the second period. Jack Einarson scored his 4th of the year at 12:32. Swan River MB product Carter Cockburn would pick up a loose puck in the crease and snapped home his 3rd of the year.
Mattias Dal Monte would be the story of the third period tonight, collecting three huge goals. The first of his three came on the power play at 5:32 of the third, giving the Stamps’ their first lead of the night. Dal Monte would score his second of the game just over four minutes later. Trevor Schroder muscled his way into the offensive end and sent a backhand on net that fooled Riley Wallace at 16:35. Mattias Dal Monte would finish off the hat-trick just over a minute later, and the Stampeders skated to a dominating 7-3 win on home ice.
Final Shots on Goal
Virden – 31
Swan Valley – 33
The Stampeders record improves to 10-4-1 on the season with two road games scheduled for this weekend.
The team will travel to Portage Saturday November 2 to face the Terriers, and will complete their road trip with a make-up game Sunday in Selkirk.
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