The Stampeders were looking for back-to-back wins Sunday December 9th as they traveled south to Dauphin to face off against the Kings in a rare late afternoon game.
Swan Valley showed no signs of bus legs as they took the play in the opening minutes of this afternoon’s game. Roblin, MB product Jaden Townsend opened the scoring as he deflected in a point shot from Quintin Sudom at 8:34 of the opening frame on the power play. Merek Pipes stood on his head in the first period stopping all eleven shots he faced and the Stamps led 1-0 after twenty minutes of play.
The Kings rebounded in the second period scoring three goals. The Kings tied the game as Bryon Fobair redirected a pass out front that beat Pipes at 5:16. Dauphin jumped ahead as Avery Smith had a shot deflect off him and in at 7:43. Swan River, MB product Josh Tripp scored his league leading twenty first goal, snapping one past Ethan Slobodzian at 10:47 on the power play. The Kings Carter Sawchuk scored late in the middle frame and Dauphin led 4-2 after forty minutes of play.
The Kings added to their lead 7:31 into the third period as Wayde Johannesson grabbed a loose puck that came off the end boards and snapped home his fourth of the year on the power play. The Stampeders never die attitude helped them climb back into the game as Brian Harris picked up a loose puck off an offensive zone face off and snapped home his seventh of the year at 17:08. Swan Valley pulled their goalie late in the game and with the extra attacker on, it was Bradly Goethals who deposited his twentieth of the year with 49 seconds remaining in regulation sending the game into overtime.
The fans in Dauphin were treated to an unbelievable overtime with action at both ends of the ice. The Stampeders finally solved Ethan Slobodzian as Campbell Balk poked home a loose puck at 4:14 of OT and the Stamps completed the come-from-behind win 5-4. Final shots on goal were 43-29 Dauphin.
The Stampeders record now sits at 21-6-2-2. The next action for Swan will be Tuesday December 11th in Winnipeg as they take on the first place Portage Terriers at 1pm in the Old Dutch MJHL Player Showcase. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com.