The Stampeders erase a 5-2 OCN lead and defeat the Blizzard 7-6 in overtime.
The 15-16-3 Stampeders were back in action tonight taking on the 22-13-3 OCN Blizzard and were looking for a win on home ice.
The Stampeders and the Blizzard went back and forth early on the opening frame. The Stamps Jaden Townsend was assessed a 5 minute kneeing penalty at the 5:18 mark of the 1st which sent OCN to an extended 5 on 4 power play. Jesse Roach opened the scoring on the power play for OCN at 8:33. The Stampeders answered back as captain Keaton Jameson scored a highlight reel short handed goal beating Emilien Boiley at 13:24. OCN regained the lead as Eamonn Miller beat Evans at 15:41. The Stampeders tied things up once again as Trevor Mann picked up his 13th of the season at 18:21. The opening frame ended with the score tied 2-2 and the OCN Blizzard leading in the shot department 17-10.
The middle frame was all OCN as the Stampeders couldn’t find any momentum. Brady Valiquette scored just 1:12 into the period. Tony Apetagon added to the Blizzards lead at 5:43 and Trygve Many Guns added his 7th of the year at the 15:00 mark of the 2nd. The middle frame came to a close with the Blizzard leading 5-2 and the shots were 28-24 in favour of OCN.
The Stampeder come back started early on in the 3rd period as Trevor Mann scored his 2nd of the game at 1:10. Just 27 seconds later Noah Basarab beat Boiley to move the Stamps within 1. OCN added their 6th goal of the game at 2:44 when Anthony Keeper deflected a point shot past Evans. The Stamps continued their push back and Trevor Mann scored his 3rd of the game at 3:38 and moved the Swan within 1. Swan Valley’s resiliency paid off and the building erupted when Derek Frater tied the game at 11:51. The 3rd period closed out with both teams tied 6-6. Shots at the end of regulation were 39-36 in favour of Swan.
The overtime period was back and forth until Josh Tripp made a nifty pass to Keaton Jameson at the blue line. Jameson made a unbelievable slap pass to Quintin Sudom standing on the side of the net and tapped in the game winner at 4:12 of the overtime period.
Trevor Mann’s 3 goal performance tonight was given 2nd star and Keaton Jameson’s 1 goal, 2 assist effort was named 1st star.
Final shots on goal were 41-38 for Swan Valley. The next action for the Stamps is this Tuesday when they travel to Dauphin. Game time is 7:30.