Hometown product Josh Tripp scored 3 as The Swan Valley Stampeders defeat the Neepawa Natives 8-1 on Subway Score 6 Saturday.
The Stampeders started out flat tonight as Neepawa opened the scoring at 15:28. Josh Tripp tied the game at 1 as he beat Spencer Eschyshyn short side at 16:07. The opening frame ended with the score tied at 1 and the shots 14-7 in favour of Swan Valley.
The middle frame saw a flurry of goals by the Stampeders. Connor Navrot scored his 9th of the year on the power play at 2:36. Josh Tripp added his 13th of the year at 3:54 on a highlight reel breakaway short handed goal. At 7:17 Captain Keaton Jameson beat Eschyshyn five hole on a short handed break. Daylin Smallchild let a point shot go on the power play that beat Brendan Benoit blocker side at 13:14. Trevor Mann added another power play goal late in the middle frame as he scored his 19th of the year at 18:06. The 2nd period came to a end with the Stamps leading 6-1 and the shots were 31-20 for Swan.
The Stampeders weren’t done yet as James Maxwell scored his 9th of the year at 2:55 of the 3rd. Josh Tripp picked up his 3rd of the game and 14th of the year as he beat Benoit shorthanded at 4:46 of the 3rd. The Stampeders cruised to a 8-1 victory over the Neepawa Natives. Final shots were 45-35 for the Stamps.
With the win the Stampeders have pulled themselves within 5 points of the 7th place Winnipeg Blues.
Connor Navrot’s 1 goal 1 assist was named 3rd star, Keaton Jameson’s 1 goal 3 assist was given 2nd star, and tonight’s 1st star went to Josh Trip with 3 goals and 2 assists.
Next action for the Stamps is Friday February 9th in Selkirk. Puck drop is 7:30p.m.