The Swan Valley Stampeders wrapped up game 1 of a 2 game road trip with a 5-4 OT loss to the Steinbach Pistons.
The Pistons Danny Pion opened the scoring beating Evans at the 10:43 mark of the 1st. The Stampeders Trevor Mann tied it up at 18:45 with assists going to Keaton Jameson and Noah Basarab sending it to the 1st intermission tied at 1.
A slow start to the 2nd had the Stamps trailing 3-1 within the first 7:07 of the middle frame. Steinbach had two quick goals by Braden Purtill at the 5:13 mark and then Easton Bennett at 7:07. The Stamps gained momentum and ended up with a power play goal by Trevor Mann at 12:51 with assists to Keaton Jameson and Connor Navrot. The Stampeders found themselves trailing 3-2 at the end of the second period.
The Stampeders started the third period with some jump as Matt Osadick beat Mathew Radomsky on a break away just 1:26 in to tie the game at 3. The Pistons hung around and took the lead at 7:15 with a tap in goal by Drew Worrad. Just 25 secs later Stephon Perreault tied the game at 4 after receiving a 2 on 1 pass by Dawson Waddell and beating a sprawled out Radomsky. The teams traded chances with Radomsky and Evans shutting the door sending it to OT tied at 4.
OT started 3 on 3 when Matt Osadick took a hooking penalty resulting in a 4 on 3 penalty kill for the Stamps. Darby Gula scored on the power play at the 3:23 mark of the OT period resulting in a Steinbach 5-4 win. Final shots were 36-35 Steinbach. Next game for the Swan Valley Stampeders is Saturday night, 7:30pm in Selkirk.