The Swan Valley Stampeders grinded out a 4-3 road win Friday November 23rd as the team travelled to Waywayseecappo for the second time this week.
Just like three nights ago it was the Waywayseecappo Wolverines who opened the scoring as Preston Seymour beat Merek Pipes at 6:28 on the power play. Swan Valley found away to tie the game as Bradly Goethals won an offensive zone face off right to Matt Osadick who rifled one off the post and in at 8:14 of the opening frame. Both teams found themselves tied at one after twenty minutes of play and the shots were 10-5 in favour of Wayway.
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines jumped all over the Stamps to open up the second period scoring twice to take the lead. First it was Kylar Fenton letting a shot go from the point at 2:55 that beat a screened Merek Pipes. Just nine seconds later Brandon Lawson let a shot go just inside the blue line that handcuffed Pipes which ended the goaltenders night. Jackson Hjelle entered the game at the 3:04 mark of the second and made several high quality saves to keep his team in the game. Swan Valley once again found a way to come from behind as they dug deep to close out the middle frame. Josh Tripp swatted home a rebound at 13:11 moving the Stamls within one. Josh Tripp then tied the game as he found a loose puck at the side of the net and fired it home at 17:23. Campbell Balk scored his second as a Stampeder at 18:01 and the Stamps held a 4-3 lead after forty minutes of play.
Both clubs finished strong but could not solve either goaltender as Jackson Hjelle and Isaac Labelle were solid in the third period. The Stampeders held on for a 4-3 road win and have now picked up nine points in their last five games. Final shots on goal 36-27 for Wayway.
The Stampeders record now sits at 19-3-1-2 and continue to hold onto 1st place overall in the MJHL standings. The club has now moved four points up on the Portage Terriers. Swan Valley returns home tonight and will get themselves ready to host the same Waywayseecappo Wolverines tomorrow night (Saturday November 24th).
Reminder to all fans that new merchandise has arrived and will be on sale tomorrow night. Also Movember t-shirts will be on sale for $10 as well as the Stampeders Fish Fry tickets can be purchased from any Stampeder board member tomorrow night. Let’s pack the Corral and cheer on your first place Stampeders.