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Stamps Move Into 1st Place With Win Over Winnipeg

The Swan Valley Stampeders hosted the Winnipeg Blues Saturday October 27th in Pink the Rink at the Centennial Arena. 

The Stampeders had way more jump to start tonight’s game as they continually pressured the Blues. Matt Osadick notched his 9th of the year at 4:07 of the opening frame. Campbell Balk made a nifty play and dished the puck to Kasyn Kruse who scored his seventh of the year at 10:17. The Stampeders continued to push the play and Josh Maucieri grabbed his seventh of the year at 12:32 which ended Jeremy Link’s night between the pipes. Stampeders netminder Michael Davis made a couple unbelievable saves in the first to preserve the shutout through twenty minutes of play. Shots on goal after one were 14-6 for Swan Valley and the Stamps led 3-0. 

The Stampeders started the second period sluggish which resulted in penalty trouble. The Blues capitalized on the power play as Nathan Hillis beat Michael Davis at 1:09 of the middle frame. Nathan Adrian slide home his first of the year at 4:07 and the Blues trailed by one. Roblin, MB product and Captain Jaden Townsend added to the Stamps lead forty five seconds later. Mathew Osadick picked up his fourteenth assist of the year dishing off to Bradly Goethals who scored at 10:55 to move the stamps up by three. Quintin Sudom let a point shot go that handcuffed Jack Branby at 18:39 and the Stamps lead 6-2 after forty minutes of play and the shots were even at 21. 

Blues forward Jayson Szun jumped on a loose puck and beat Micheal Davis cutting into the Stamps lead at the six minute mark of the third. Morgan Venne scored an unbelievable goal as he snuck in behind the Winnipeg’s defence and roofed home his first as a Stampeder at 18:23. The Stampeders closed out another dominating performance on home ice beating the Blues 7-3. 

The Stampeders continue to remain perfect on home ice winning all eight games and now sit with a record of 11-2-1, good for first place in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. 

Tonight’s Pink the Rink Initiative was very successful. $250 in donations was collected. The Stampeders Organization also donated their $435 50/50 earnings for a total of $685 that will be given to the Swan River Cancer Care Program. We want to thank everyone who donated or bought a 50/50 ticket tonight. 

The next action for the Stamps will be Tuesday October 30th when the Dauphin Kings are in town. Puck drop is set for 7:30pm. Tuesday game is Halloween at the Corral. All kids dressed up will get in free to the game with a costume competition in the first intermission.