The Swan Valley Stampeders were back in action Wednesday October 3rd looking to stay perfect on home ice against the Dauphin Kings.
The opening twenty minutes proved to be uneventful as neither team could solve the goaltending.
The flood gates opened in the second period as Dauphin jumped ahead by two. Riley Shamray snapped home his first of the year just twenty one seconds into the middle frame. Swan Valley turned the puck over in their own end and Carter Sawchuk jumped on the loose puck beating Jackson Hjelle upstairs at 2:50. The Stampeders started the come back as Josh Maucieri beat Brennan Kitchen through the five hole on a three on one rush at 7:49. Quintin Sudom tied the game at 11:42 on the power play. Dauphin regained the lead just thirty three seconds later as Sammy Mouland beat a stretched out Jackson Hjelle. The Stampeders Josh Maucieri scored his second of the game at 15:24 and the wild second period closed out with the game tied at 3.
The Stampeders came out flying in the third period as they continued to pressure the Kings in their own end. The constant pressure paid off as Kasyn Kruse scored his fourth of the year letting a shot go from the top of the circle that beat a screened Brennan Kitchen at 15:49. Noah Basarab snapped home his fifth of the year at 17:34 and the Stampeders went on to defeat their highway ten rivals by a final score of 5-3.
Tonight’s third star went to Dane Hirst who picked up two assists. Second star was Noah Basarab who picked up a goal and an assist. Josh Maucieri was awarded first star of the game picking up two goals against the Kings.
With tonight’s win the Swan Valley Stampeders moved into first place with a 5-1 record and remain undefeated on home ice.
The Stampeders next action will be Friday October 5th when they travel to Winkler to take on the Flyers. Puck drop is set for 7:30pm. Tune into HockeyTV.com to watch all the action.