Stampeders find their scoring touch in 6-1 victory against the Freeze.
The Stampeders stepped on the ice tonight in Winnipeg looking to return to the win column after last night’s 2-1 loss in Steinbach. And they did just that, heading home with a convincing 6-1 win over the Winnipeg Freeze.
Tonight’s offence was lead by Noah Wilson (2G, 1A), Justin Keck (1G, 2A) and Adam Rajsigl (1G, 2A) with Landon Gulutzan and Trey Sauder each adding a goal. Tyler Park counted two assists and Josh Danis and Ashton Fishley both added one.
It was a scoreless opening period and a slow start for the Freeze who were only able to get in three shots on Stampeder’s netminder Kobe Grant. In turn, the stampeders peppered Freeze goaltender Keegan Gordon with 16 shots.
Returning in the second frame, the Freeze’s Nathan Lenoski was able to slide one past Grant and open the scoring. Luckily for the Stampeders, it was in their favour. Gulutzen would score his first MJHL goal with a little more than seven minutes left in the period and Wilson would do the same (on a power play) not quite six minutes later, sending the Stampeders to the dressing room up 2-1.
Back on another power play just three minutes into the final period, Wilson added his second of the night and continued the string of unanswered goals coming from Swan Valley. Before the final buzzer rang, Keck, Rajsigl and Sauder all added goals to the 6-1 victory.
Swan Valley – 40
Winnipeg Freeze – 20
Swan Valley will head home and prepare for one more game on the road this Friday (Oct. 7) when they travel south to visit the Virden Oil Capitals at Tundra Oil and Gas Place. They then return home Saturday to host the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. Game time is set for 7 pm. Please watch social media for further game details.