The Swan Valley Stampeders were looking to keep their recent success going tonight as they traveled to Wayway.
The Stampeders had a great start to the game as they took the play to Wayway early on. Captain Keaton Jameson picked up his 10th of the season at 17:12 on a great heads up pass by Dane Hirst. The opening frame came to a close with Swan leading 1-0 and a commanding 12-3 lead in the shot count.
The 2nd period period had Swan Valley and Wayway trade chances which made for a action packed 2nd period. Brett Evans continued his solid play in net as he turned aside all 14 shots Wayway sent on net. The middle frame came to a close with Swan continuing to lead 1-0 and the shots now 25-17 for the Stamps.
The Stampeders continued to press in the 3rd period but it was Drew Anderson for Wayway who scored on a penalty kill to tie it at 10:30. The Stampeders answered back on a point shot from Daylin Smallchild who picked up his 1st of the year at 14:53. Jakob Besnilian added to the lead as he went top shelf on Isaac Labelle at 16:04. Tanner Garnham scored on the power play at 17:38 who slide one 5 hole on Labelle. The Stampeders hard work has earned them their 13th win of the season with a 4-1 victory over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. Taylor Derynck’s 2 assists was named tonight’s 3rd star, Brett Evans 23 save performance was given 2nd star and Jakob Besnilian’s 1 goal, 2 assist effort was awarded tonight’s 1st star.
The 13-12-3 Swan Valley Stampeders have gone 7-3 over their last 10 games and are now sitting 1 point behind Neepawa for 8th place. Next action for the Stamps will be Tuesday and Wednesday in Winnipeg for the MJHL Showcase. Tuesday they will face Steinbach and will tangle with the Selkirk Steelers on Wednesday. Both games are at 4 o’clock and will be available on HockeyTV.com.