The 13-13-3 Stampeders were looking to rebound this afternoon as they faced off against the Selkirk Steelers at the Bell MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg.
The Stamps jumped out to a early lead when captain Keaton Jameson added his 11th of the season just 2:27 into the opening frame. Selkirk added pressure and answered back at 3:59 as Cole Thompson scored his 1st of the year. The Steelers added to their lead when Nolan Ferguson beat Brett Evans with just 1 second left in the period. Shots at the end of the 1st were 20-12 in favour of Selkirk.
Both clubs continued to trade several chances in the middle frame as both teams upped the tempo. The Stampeders hard work and determination paid off as Quintin Sudom tied the game at 12:37. Brett Evans was solid in net as he stopped all 11 shots he faced in the period. As time expired in the 2nd the score was tied at 2 and the shots were 26-23 for the Steelers.
The Selkirk Steelers jumped out to a early lead in the 3rd period when Nico Labossiere picked up his 8th at 3:26. The Stampeders continued to press the Steelers through out the 3rd but couldn’t solve Selkirk’s goaltender Zachary Bennett. Carter Barley added a empty net goal at 19:32 and the Steelers went on to defeat the Stampeders 4-2. Final shots on goal were 39-35 for Selkirk.
Next action for the Stampeders will be this Friday when they return to home ice and take on the same Selkirk Steelers. Puck drop is 7:30pm at the Centennial Arena.