The Swan Valley Stampeders hit the road Saturday November 17th for a pair of games this weekend in Steinbach.
Tonight’s effort by both teams was simply amazing to watch. The back and forth action, the ups and downs of junior hockey, and the skill of two great goaltenders was on full display.
Despite the Stampeders consistent pressure throughout the opening minutes of tonight’s contest it was Brady Tatro scoring the games first goal on the power play at 4:59 with assists going to Curtis Ireland and Troy Williams. The Stampeders rebounded as Tanner Glasrud sent a shot on goal that was deflected by Josh Tripp beating Matt Radomsky at 12:49. The opening frame closed out with the two teams tied at 1 and the shots 12-9 for Swan Valley.
The scoring dried up throughout the second and third periods but it wasn’t for a lack of chances at either end. The Pistons and the Stampeders put their work boots on throughout the rest of the contest looking for the go ahead goal, but it was the goaltenders who ultimately stole the show. Matt Radomsky stopped 34/35 shots and Merek Pipes stopped 35/36 shots and sent both clubs to overtime and then onto a shootout.
Swan Valley ended up falling to the Pistons in a shootout as it took Steinbach’s third shooter, Brady Tatro to beat Merek Pipes and the Pistons went on to defeat the Stamps 2-1.
Swan Valley’s record now sits at 15-3-1-2 and continues to hold onto second place overall in the MJHL standings. The Stamps and the Pistons will be right back at it tomorrow as the two clubs will meet again at 6pm. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com.