The Swan Valley Stampeders picked up a pivotal win in their best of seven series Wednesday March 27th in Steinbach.
The club beat Steinbach, 4-2 to take a 2-1 series lead in the semi-final series. The win also gives Swan Valley back their home ice advantage after dropping game one of the series.
It took Swan Valley just over five minutes to strike first. Josh Tripp tipped home a Troy Quinn point shot at 5:53 on the power play. Tucker Scantlebury made it 2-0 less than four minutes later and the Stamps’ held a 2-0 lead not even ten minutes into game 3.
The human highlight reel, Kasyn Kruse made it 3-0 on the power play with less than two minutes left in the opening frame. Swan Valley lead 3-0 after twenty minutes of play and the shots were 12-11 in favour of the Stampeders.
Just over eight minutes into the second, Matthew Osadick completely shut down the Pistons crowd. He went between his legs and roofed one over a sprawled out Matt Radomsky to make it 4-0.
Steinbach scored twice in the third period, but it wasn’t enough, as the Stampeders skated to a 4-2 win. Final shots on goal 39-28 for Swan Valley.
20-year-old Merek Pipes was solid in goal stopping 26 of 28 shots in the win.
Swan Valley will look to take a 3-1 lead tomorrow night at 7:30.