The Swan Valley Stampeders made a stop in Selkirk tonight to face off against the Steelers.
The Stampeders opened up the 1st period with sustained pressure and were all over Selkirk. The Stampeders opened the scoring as Shane Roulette snapped home his 16th of the year at 5:01. The Steelers tied it up at 19:40 as Cole Thompson picked up his 2nd on the season. The opening frame came to a close tied at 1 and the shots 18-9 for Swan.
The 2nd period had both clubs go back and forth but goalies Ethan Peterson for the Stamps, and Selkirk’s Zachary Bennett closed the door. The middle frame closed out with both teams tied at 1 and the Stampeders leading in the shot department 31-14.
The Stamps jumped out to a 2-1 lead early in the 3rd period as Derek Frater tapped in his 3rd of the year at 4:48. Selkirk’s Connor Barley tied the game at 10:48 on the power play. Connor Navrot deflected a Daylin Smallchild point shot at 11:21 picking up his 10th of the year and moving the Stamps ahead once again 3-2. Swan River’s own Josh Tripp added his 15th of the year on the power play at 13:24. Josh Tripp scored again at 14:46 and the Stampeders cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Selkirk Steelers. Final shots were 42-28 for Swan.
Connor Navrot’s 1 goal 1 assist effort was given 2nd star, and Josh Tripp’s 2 goal performance was awarded tonights 1st star.
The Swan Valley Stampeders have now won 4 in a row and improved their record to 22-20-5.
Next action for the Stampeders is tomorrow night in Winnipeg against the Blues. Puck drop is at 7:00p.m. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com