Stampeders Lose 3-2 to Winnipeg in OT

The Swan Valley Stampeders made a stop at the BellMTS Iceplex Saturday December 1st to face off against the Winnipeg Blues in game two of their three game road trip.   

The Stampeders only dressed five defenceman for tonight’s game as Dane Hirst, Matthew Dyck, and Troy Quinn were all scratched for tonight’s game. 

The Stamps showed a lot more jump to start tonight’s game which allowed them to push the pace early on, something the Stampeders lacked last night in Selkirk. The up tempo pace allowed the Minnesota product Kasyn Kruse to open the scoring as he beat Jeremy Link at 4:19 of the first. Blues forward Jayson Szun was able to stand all alone in front of the net and tied the game beating Merek Pipes at 14:23. Both clubs headed to the dressing room with the score 1-1 and the shots were tied at 10 apiece. 

Several turnovers in the Stampeders own zone allowed the Winnipeg Blues to take the lead as Luke Seremet beat a sprawled out Merek Pipes at 4:53 of the second period. Bradly Goethals slid in behind the Blues defence and scored a beauty of a goal at 16:27 to tie the game at 2. After forty minutes of play the two teams were tied at 2 and the shots 27-17 in favour of Swan Valley. 

Scoring dried up in the third period as both teams couldn’t solve either Jeremy Link or Merek Pipes. Both goaltenders stood tall and stopped all ten shots they faced sending the game to overtime. 

Bradly Goethals took a high sticking penalty in OT and the Winnipeg Blues capitalized as Dylan Cassie let a shot go at the top of the circle beating a screened Pipes and the Blues went on to win 3-2. Final shots on goal 37-35 for Swan Valley. 

The Stampeders record now sits at 19-5-2-2 which keeps them in second place in the MJHL standings. The next action for the Stamps will Sunday December 2nd in Portage to tangle with the 1st place Terriers. Puck drop is at 6:30pm.