The Swan Valley Stampeders were looking to stay ahead of the Portage Terriers in the MJHL standings as they hosted the Virden Oil Capitals Wednesday November 21st on home ice.
Both teams were coming off wins the night before and were looking for another two points. The Stampeders struck first as Matt Osadick picked up his fifteenth of the year just thirty seconds into the contest beating Virden’s goaltender Dalton Dosch. The Stampeders added to their lead at 9:02 of the first as Alex Uryga scored his fourth of the year. Michael Davis was solid in goal stopping all nine shots sent his way and the Stampeders led 2-0 after twenty minutes of play.
Virden’s Dylan Halliday roofed his fourth of the year and cut into the Stamps lead 1:39 into the middle frame on the power play. Bradly Goethals found the back of the net at 9:45 and regained Swan Valley’s two goal lead. Brian Harris beat Dalton Dosch at 16:49 on the power play and the Stampeders led 4-1 after forty minutes of play.
Swan Valley took their foot of the throttle in the third period and the Oil Capitals found away to tie the game with three unanswered goals. Brett Paddock scored back to back goals at 4:52 on the power play and again at 9:02 pulling the Oil Capitals within one. Dylan Halliday tied the game on a beautiful cross crease play at 10:12 tapping home his second of the game and fifth of the year. The Stampeders found a way to rebound on home ice as it was Swan River’s own Josh Tripp who found the back of the net tucking home his fourteenth goal of the year at 13:43 and the Stamps skated to a 5-4 win over Virden. Final shots on goal 43-26 in favour of Swan.
Tonight’s 3 Stars
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Brian Harris 1G 1A
⭐️⭐️ Dylan Halliday 2G 1A
⭐️ Josh Tripp 1G 2A
With the win on home ice Wednesday night, the Stampeders record improves to 18-3-1-2 and continue to sit in 1st place overall in the MJHL, two points ahead of the Portage Terriers. Next action for the Stampeders will be Friday November 23rd when the team travels to Waywayseecappo to tangle with the Wolverines. Puck drop is 7:30pm. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com