Stamps Drop First Game In 2020, Losing 3-1 to Winkler

The Swan Valley Stampeders suffered a 3-1 loss on home ice at the hands of the Winkler Flyers Friday night.

After a lengthy Christmas break, the two teams returned to action Friday night at the Centennial Arena, with just three points separating the two clubs in the MJHL standings. Winkler kicked off their three game road trip, while Swan kicked off a two game home-stand to start 2020.

Leyson Coleman opened the scoring tonight, picking up a loose puck in the slot, turned and beat Dorrin Luding glove side 1:25 into the game. Eric Fawkes would respond late in the period, picking up his second of the year at 17:20 of the opening frame.

After a very tightly played scoreless second period, Winkler would take the lead in the third period. Nathan Poolman beat Mikael Foucher 3:48 into the final frame, scoring his seventh of the year. Winkler would score the insurance marker just over 14 minutes later, and the Winkler Flyers defeated the Stampeders 3-1, closing the gap in the Standings to just one point.

Final shots on goal

Winkler – 34

Swan – 32

Tonight’s loss drops the Stampeders record to 23-12-3.

Next action for the club will be Saturday January 4 against the Neepawa Natives. Puck drop is 7:30pm.

Also be sure to pick up your Holiday Cash Lotto tickets from any board member. First prize is $20,000 with 12 – $1000 draws that will all take place Saturday January 11.

Board members will be at the Co-op on Main Street Saturday January 4 from 11am – 5pm.