The 16-16-3 Stampeders were on the road tonight as they travelled to Dauphin to clash with their highway 10 rivals.
The Stampeders opened the game with some solid play which lead to back to back power plays. The Stampeders couldn’t find the opening goal as Brennan Kitchen stood tall in net for Dauphin. The Kings had several chances to open the scoring but goaltender Ethan Peterson had an answer making 11 saves in the opening frame. The score remained 0-0 after 20 minutes of play and the shots deadlocked at 11.
The middle frame was much of the same as both clubs went back and forth but couldn’t solve either goaltender. The goalies put on a clinic tonight as both Peterson and Kitchen were stopping everything thrown on net. The 2nd period ended with the score tied at 0 and the shots 27-17 in favour of Swan.
The Dauphin Kings broke the shoutout of Ethan Peterson at the 14:00 mark of the 3rd as Jaymes Knee grabbed his 7th of the season. The Stamps went back to work and found the equalizer at 18:31 when Matt Osadick beat Brennan Kitchen. Regulation ended with the score tied at 1 and the Stamps having a commanding 42-28 lead in the shot count.
The Stampeders found themselves in OT for the 2nd straight game and looking for that extra point. Dauphin Kings Riley Shamray scored the game winner 4:24 into OT and the Kings defeated the Stampeders 2-1. Ethan Peterson’s 31 save performance earned him tonights 3rd star. Final shots on goal 45-33 for Swan. Next action for the Stampeders is this Friday at home against the Steinbach Pistons. Puck drop is 7:30pm.