The 6-8-3 Swan Valley Stampeders were on the road again tonight as they travelled to Winkler to face off againts the 14-5-0 Flyers in game 1 of a 2 game road swing.
The Stampeders started the 1st period with a lot of jump and found themselves on the power play early on but could not generate any offence. Trevor Mann finally solved Troy Martyniuk at 7:23 picking up his 6th of the season. The Flyers responded at the 9:04 mark when Nolan McGuire tied it up at 1 on a 5 on 3 power play. After 20 minutes of play the shots were 11-9 in favour of Swan.
The Stamps continued to pressure in the 2nd but it was the Winkler Flyers who found the back of the net as they picked 4 goals throughout the period. Matt Christian scored at 1:17 and again at 13:31 to increase the lead to 3-1. Will Blake scored at 14:52 and Brody Moffat added another at 17:21 sending it to the intermission with a 5-1 lead over Swan.
The Swan Valley Stampeders started the 3rd on the power play. The Flyers took another penalty resulting in a 5 on 3 for the Stamps. Keaton Jameson cut into the Flyers lead when he scored on the power play at 18:50 with assists going to Shane Roulette and Daylin Smallchild. Just 41 seconds later Noah Basarab added another power play goal cutting Winklers lead to just 2. The Flyers added to thier lead at 14:40 when Coltyn Bates batted one out of the air to make it 6-3 and The Flyers held on to beat the stamps 6-3. Final shots were 33-23 Winkler. Next action for the Swan Valley Stampeders is tomorrow night when they travel to Portage to tangle with the Terriers. Puck drop is at 6:30pm.