The Swan Valley Stampeders came storming back to defeat the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 5-4 in overtime Wednesday December 19th.
The Swan Valley Stampeders final game before the Christmas break didn’t start the way they intended as they fell behind early on. Jaymes Knee scored his fifth of the year at 1:16 opening the scoring and silencing the fans. Gerrick Ripley beat Michael Davis at 10:01 grabbing his second of the year that put the Wolverines up by two. Bradly Goethals cut into Wayways’s lead just nine seconds later scoring his twenty first of the year beating Isaac Labelle at 10:11. After twenty minutes of play the Stamps trailed 2-1 and the shots were 14-11 in favour of Swan Valley.
Scoring resumed in the third period as Jaymes Knee picked up his second of the game 3:12 into the period on the power play. Brandon Lawson scored shorthanded at 7:06. The come back was started as Alex Uryga went bar and in just twenty six seconds later. Quintin Sudom pulled the Stamps within one as he ripped a shot from the point at 9:29 on the power play. Josh Maucieri tied the game at 13:13 batting in his eleventh of the year after a rush up ice by Campbell Balk. An eventful third period came to a close with the score tied 4-4 and the shots 42-32 for Swan Valley.
Swan Valley faithful were treated to an amazing overtime tonight at the Centennial Arena as it was back and forth action between the two teams. It was the hometown kid Josh Tripp who completed the comeback, scoring an unbelievable game winner with just 4.5 seconds left on the clock. The Stampeders 5-4 overtime win improves their record to 24-7-3-2.
The Entire Swan Valley Stampeders Organization, along with Head Coach/General Manager Barry Wolff, Ryan Bettesworth (Asst. Coach), Darren Webster (Asst. Coach), and Kate Wiens (Trainer) want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.