Swan Valley came away with a 5-1 road win Sunday March 10th, and now hold a 2-0 series lead over Dauphin.
Luverne, MN, USA native Kasyn Kruse lead the way tonight scoring twice and adding an assist, while 20-year-old Merek Pipes stopped 29/30 shots he faced for the win.
Swan Valley completely flipped the script tonight as Kasyn Kruse tipped in a Dane Hirst point shot, which put the Stampeders up 1-0 just 38 seconds into the first. Josh Tripp scored his second of the post season just over six and a half minutes later and Swan Valley held a 2-0 lead after twenty minutes of play.
The Stampeders found themselves in penalty trouble which allowed the Dauphin Kings to cut the lead in half as Riley Buller beat Merek Pipes at 9:06. Kasyn Kruse was left all alone in front of the net and snapped home his second of the game at 15:36 and the Stampeders lead 3-1 after forty.
Matt Osadick And Quintin Sudom set up Bradly Goethals who ripped home his first of the post season 1:29 into the third period on the power play. Troy Quinn was allowed to walk off the blue line and he made no mistake, beating Ethan Slobodzian on the power play at 12:19. Victoria, BC product and Union Dutchmen commit Merek Pipes was sensational in goal tonight for the Stamps’ who claimed his second victory in the best of seven quarter final series. The Stampeders offence once again proved to be to much for the Dauphin Kings and Swan Valley closed out tonight’s game with a 5-1 win.
Swan Valley now holds a 2-0 series lead in the best of 7 quarter final series. Game three will be Wednesday March 13th at 7:30pm in Swan River. Playoff tickets are available at Atkinson’s Sports Excellence or at the door.