The Swan Valley Stampeders were back on home ice tonight after playing two games in Winnipeg at the Old Dutch MJHL Showcase earlier this week.
The Selkirk Steelers and the Swan Valley Stampeders met again tonight just two days after playing one another in Winnipeg on Wednesday.
The opening 10 minutes of the game was a solid effort by the Stampeders as all four lines were rolling. The Selkirk Steelers weathered the storm and had a bit of a push back in the latter half of the opening frame. Neither team could solve Brett Evans or Hayden Dola as the score remained 0-0 after 20 minutes of play. The Stamps out shot the Steelers 18-13 in the opening frame.
The Stampeders found themselves trailing just 52 seconds into the second period as Nate Halvorsen opened the scoring. The Steelers added to their lead late in the middle frame as Nolan Ferguson picked up his 4th of the year at 17:04 on the power play. The Stamps wouldn’t be out done as Matt Osadick tucked one in five hole on Hayden Dola 27 seconds later to move the Stampeders within one. The second period ended with the shots deadlocked at 28 and the Stampeders trailing 2-1.
Swan and Selkirk traded several chances to start off the 3rd period. Once again it was the Steelers power play that helped them increase their lead as Ryan Gardiner let a shot go from the point that found the back at 10:33. Keaton Jameson’s power play goal at the 13 minute mark moved them within 1 but it wasn’t enough. The Steelers Carter Barley added another at 15:43 on a short handed 2 on 0 break and Selkirk went on to defeat the Stampeders 4-2.
Next action for the Stampeders is this Sunday in Neepawa. Puck drop it at 6:30pm. You can catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com.