Stamps drop 1st game at the Showcase

The Swan Valley Stampeders were in Winnipeg this afternoon to take on the Steinbach Pistons.

The 13-12-3 Stamps were looking to keep keep their recent winning streak alive at this years Old Dutch MJHL Showcase.

The Stampeders solid defensive play was on full display this afternoon in the first period as they kept the Pistons off the score board. Swan Valley net-minder Ethan Peterson was solid between the pipes stopping all 15 shots sent his way and kept the score tied a 0 heading into the intermission.

The Stamps found themselves trailing 13 seconds into the middle frame as Austin Heidemann opened the scoring for Steinbach. The Pistons added to their lead when Daniel McKitrick picked up his 11th and 12th goals of the season beating Ethan Peterson at 14:01 and again at 17:27. The Stampeders went 0/2 on the power play in the 2nd period as they couldn’t solve Mathew Thiessen. Despite the Stamps best efforts they found themselves trailing 3-0 as the middle frame came to a close. Shots on goal after 40 minutes were 28-12 in favour of Steinbach.

The Stampeders continued their solid play in the 3rd period but it was Steinbach who added to their lead on a point shot from Mark Taraschuk at 7:54. The Pistons went on to defeat the Stampeders 4-0. Final shots on goal was 39-17 for the Pistons.

Next action for the Stampeders will be tomorrow afternoon when they tangle with the Selkirk Steelers. Puck drop is at 4pm at the Bel MTS IcePlex in Winnipeg. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com.