The Stampeders overcame huge adversity tonight, beating the Winnipeg Blues 4-3 in overtime and pushing their win streak to six games.
Trevor Schroder ties the game late in the third period, Mattias Dal Monte scored the overtime winner, and Mikael Foucher stopped 26/29 shots he faced backstopping the Stampeders to a 4-3 win in overtime.
The Winnipeg blues would open the scoring Sunday night as Josiah Vanderhooft beat Mikael Foucher just over seven minutes into the game. 20-year-old Stampeder forward Frazer Dodd (Josh Maucieri, Tommy Cardinal) would score 33 seconds later, tying the game at one, and picking up his fifth of the year. A scary incident occurred with three minutes left in the opening frame, delaying the game.
Due to the incident, the second period was 23:07 seconds long.
Winnipeg would regain the lead as Jack Oleksiuk scored 2:59 into the middle frame. Luke Beerman (Carter Cockburn, Nathan Carl) would slide one under Cooper Hatfield with 2:10 remaining in the second period.
Rhys Raeside picked up his sixth of the year, snapping one past Foucher at 15:44 of the third period. Winnipeg’s net minder Cooper Hatfield gave up the puck behind the net and the Stampeders capitalized. Josh Beauchemin jumped on the loose puck and fed Trevor Schroder who buried his third of the year into an empty net at 17:06 of the third, sending the game into overtime.
19-year-old Mattias Dal Monte played hero tonight, snapping home his second of the year with just over a minute remaining in the overtime period. Nathan Carl picked up the lone assist on the play.
Winnipeg – 29
Swan Valley – 47
Tonight’s win against the Blues improves the Stampeders record to 7-1, winning six in a row and good for second place in the MJHL.
The Stamps will have a four day break before setting out on a three-in-three next weekend against Steinbach (Friday Oct. 11) Selkirk (Saturday October 12) and Portage (Sunday October 13).