The 6-9-3 Stampeders were on the road again tonight in Portage to finish off a 2 game road trip.
Both Swan and Portage traded high quality scoring chances early on in the 1st period. But it was Portage who found themselves leading 11:05 into the opening frame as Rylee Zimmer scored on a turnover and a seeing eye shot from the point. The Stamps continued to pressure but couldn’t find the equalizer before time expired in the 1st. Shots after 20 minutes of play were 8-7 for Swan.
The 2nd period started just as the 1st with both teams trading chances but again it was the Terriers who found the back of the net. A turnover at the Stamps offensive blue line and Scott Mickoski turned on the jets and beat Evans upstairs to make it 2-0 at 6:31. The Terriers added to their lead after a rising shot bounced back off a stanchion right to Ty Barnstable and he tucked in at 11:01. The Stampeders answered back at 10:48 on another weird bounce back off the glass. Keaton Jameson was driving the net, turned and fired it past Petersen to cut the lead to 2. The Stamps and the Terriers traded several quality chances but Brett Evans and Lasse Petersen continued to put on a show for the fans. An inference call to the Terriers Jacob Brown sent the Stampeders to the power play with 2:16 left in the 2nd period. After receiving a pass Connor Navrot walked out from corner and ripped one upstairs on Petersen at 18:40 and cut the lead to just 1. The 2nd period came to a end with the Terriers leading 3-2 and the shots 22-19 in favour of Swan.
The Terriers kept coming in the 3rd as Jacob Brown was left all alone out front and beat Brett Evans at 1:50 regaining a 2 goal lead. The stamps upped the pressure and hemmed portage in their own zone as Tristan Charles had a couple opportunities but Petersen was up to the task. The stampeders pulled their goalie with just over 2 minutes remaining but couldn’t break through as the Terriers held on and defeated the Swan Valley Stampeders 4-2. Final shots on goal were 28-27 for Swan Valley. Next action for the Stampeders is at home Wednesday November 15th against the Wayway Wolverines. Puck drop is 7:30pm at the Centennial Arena.