The Swan Valley Stampeders were back on home ice Friday October 26th after being on the road for the past three games. Looking to stay perfect on home ice as the Stampeders hosted the Winnipeg Blues at the Centennial Arena.
Winnipeg was all over the Stampeders in opening minutes of tonights contest which resulted in Codey Behun opening the scoring for the Blues at 2:59. Justin Svenson picked up his third of the year on a beautiful passing play by Bradly Goethals and Matt Osadick at 7:58. Captain Jaden Townsend tipped home his fifth of the year at 10:09 with assists going to Jackson Betcher and Josh Tripp. The opening frame closed out with the Stamps leading 2-1 and the shots 16-12 in favour of Swan Valley.
The middle frame was back and forth as both team traded goals. Braeden Binda tied the game at two at 9:32 as Matthew Dyck was serving Tanner McKechnie’s five minute checking to the head penalty. Dylan Cassie gave the Blues their second lead of the game at 13:05 beating Michael Davis off the rush. Swan Valley started to pressure the Blues and Josh Tripp pulled the Stampeders even once again at 14:16. Stamps regained the lead as Kasyn Kruse beat Jeremy Link at 15:47 on the power play. The middle frame closed out with the Stamps leading 4-3 and the shots 28-22 for Swan.
Winnipeg tied things up at 7:51 of the third period as Ty Naaykens let a wrist shot go that beat Davis five hole. Swan Valley would bear down and close out the game scoring three unanswered goals. Quintin Sudom picked up his seventh of the year at 13:21 beating Link low blocker side. Josh Tripp gave the Stampeders a two goal cushion at 14:30 and Justin Svenson sealed the deal with an empty netter at the eighteen minute mark. The Stampeders went on to defeat the Blues 7-4. Final shots on goal were 41-31 for the Stampeders.
With tonight’s win the team moves to 10-2-1 on the season and continues to remain perfect on home ice. The next action for the Stamps will be Saturday October 27th in Swan River against the Winnipeg Blues. Puck drop is set for 7:30pm. Saturday’s game is Pink the Rink with all proceeds being donated to the Swan River Cancer Care Program. Fans are encouraged to wear pink and support this year’s Pink The Rink initiative.