The Swan Valley Stampeders travelled south Friday January 25th, looking to keep their recent win streak alive against the Winkler Flyers.
Swan Valley pushed the play for the majority of the opening frame, but quickly found themselves in penalty trouble late in the first. Brody Moffatt capitalized on the power play, and opened the scoring at 16:34 deflecting one past Merek Pipes and notching his 14th of the year. After twenty minutes of play the shots were even at 11 apiece and the Flyers led 1-0.
Winkler added to their lead in the middle frame as Eric Fawkes was left all alone in front of the net, burying his 7th of the year at 4:54. The Stampeders only needed five seconds of power play time, as they cut into the Flyers lead. Quintin Sudom took a cross ice pass from Alex Uryga and snapped home his 16th of the year at 6:51. Both teams headed to the dressing room with the Flyers leading 2-1 and the shots 26-20 in favour of Swan Valley.
The scoring completely dried up for both teams in the third period as Merek Pipes and Riley Morgan closed the door. The Stampeders pressed hard in the third period to try and find the equalizer but came up short, falling to the the Flyers 2-1. Final shots on goal 34-30.
The Flyers power play went 1/6 while the Stampeders went 1/4.
With tonight’s loss in Winkler, the Stamps record now sits at 29-10-3-2. The two teams will be right back at it tomorrow night in Winkler. Puck drop goes at 7:30pm. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com.