The Stampeders hit the road Friday March 1st and picked up their 41st win of the year defeating the Neepawa Natives 4-2.
Lac Du Bonnet, MB product Dane Hirst and North Vancouver, BC native Alex Uryga led the way tonight with two points each, while Micheal Davis stops 24/26 to earn the win in net.
Swan Valley jumped out of the gates early on as Tucker Scantlebury opened the scoring, wiring home his fifth of the year just 1:36 into the game. Josh Maucieri snapped home his 16th of the year on the power play at 5:02. The offence continued to roll as Swan River, MB product Carter Cockburn beat Kolby Thornton at 7:40. Despite being outshot 16-13 in the first the Stampeders held a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.
Josh Tripp, who continues to lead the MJHL in points, added to his total tonight scoring his 36th of the year at 12:06 of the second period.
Nathan Driver was able to solve Michael Davis 1:46 into the third period. Eil Lieffers scored just over 30 seconds later, but it wasn’t enough as the Swan Valley Stampeders went on to beat the Neepawa Natives 4-2. Final shots on goal 39-26 for Swan.
Tonight’s win over the Natives improves the Stampeders record to 41-13-3-2. The next action for the Stampeders will be this Sunday March 3rd at the Centennial Arena against the Winnipeg Blues.
Note* This Sunday’s game is Fan Appreciation night, free admission to all, giveaways, playoff tickets will be available, and a guaranteed $2000 take home 50/50 prize. Also a special league presentation is planned before the game. Puck drop is at 6:30pm.