The Swan Valley Stampeders were back on home ice this evening to take on the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.
After Clinching the final playoff spot last night the Stampeders gave Keaton Jameson, Quintin Sudom, and Josh Tripp the night off. The Stamps called up Swan Valley locals Jackson Betcher and Carter Cockburn for tonight’s matchup.
The Stampeders opened the scoring just 35 seconds into the game as Jakob Besnilian tipped in a Dane Hirst point shot. Tanner McKechnie scored his 1st ever MJHL goal as he beat Reece Jones at 10:23. Jake Bestul cut the lead in half at 17:27 as he beat Brett Evans 5-hole on a breakaway. Dane Hirst scored his 2nd of the year on a pass from Carter Cockburn at 18:10 and the Stampeders lead 3-1 after 20 minutes. Shots in the opening frame were 12-10 for Wayway.
Matt Osadick picked up his 15th of the year from Carter Cockburn just 2:02 into the middle frame. Both clubs went back and forth for the remainder of the 2nd. Shots after 40 minutes were 24-16 for Wayway.
Scoring resumed in the 3rd as Jakob Besnilian scored his 5th of the year at 4:06. Wayway answered back on the power play as Jake Bestul picked up his 2nd of the game at 6:46. Jakob Besnilian completed the hat trick at 10:48 and the Stampeders went on to defeat the Wolverines 6-2. Final shots on net were 31-30 for Wayway.
James Maxwell’s 3 assists was given tonight’s 3rd star, Tanner McKechnie’s 1 goal 2 assists was tonight’s 2nd star, and Jakob Besnilian’s 3 goal effort was named tonight’s 1st star.
Next action for the Stampeders is Friday March 2nd against the Dauphin Kings. Puck drop is 7:30pm. Reminder tomorrow night is Family Night, a family of 5 will get in for $20 any additional members pay $5 each.