The Swan Valley Stampeders were looking to snap their recent four game losing streak as they travelled north Wednesday December 5th to face off against the OCN Blizzard.
Bradly Goethals had himself a night to remember scoring four straight goals for the Stamps to lead his team to victory in OCN.
Despite the Stampeders early push it was the OCN Blizzard who opened the scoring as Dodge Long ripped one upstairs on Merek Pipes at 16:32 of the first. The league leading goal scorer Josh Tripp answered back at 15:45 as he grabbed a loose puck out front of the net and fired home his 20th of the year. The first period closed out with the score tied 1-1 and the shots 17-9 for Swan.
It was all Swan Valley in the middle frame as Bradly Goethals scored three unanswered goals. Josh Tripp set up Bradly Goethals who then walked in all alone from the point and beat Joshua Bond for his first of the game at 14:20 on the power play. Josh Tripp with some hard work down low found Dane Hirst who made an unbelievable pass to a wide open Bradly Goethals at the side of the net and he roofed his second of the night at 13:11. Goethals wasn’t done there as he picked up a loose puck in his own end, skated in all alone and beat Bond low blocker side for the hat trick. After forty minutes of play the Stamps led 4-1 and the shots 34-25 in favour of Swan Valley.
The Stampeders took their foot of the gas for a few minutes in the third period which allowed Darren Gisti to score on the power play at 18:46 as he let a slap shot go that beat a well screened Merek Pipes. Bradly Goethals was on fire tonight as he absolutely hammered home his fourth of the night and eighteenth of the year on a pass from Quintin Sudom at 12:09 of the third. Alex Uryga sealed the deal going low blocker after reviewing a nifty pass from Jackson Betcher at 5:23 and the Stampeders went on to snap their four game losing streak with a 6-2 win over OCN.
The Stampeders record now sits at 20-6-2-2 which keeps them in second place in the MJHL standings. The next action for Swan will be Sunday December 9th in Dauphin to face their Highway 10 rivals the Kings. Puck drop is set for 4:00pm. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com