Swan Valley drops a 4-3 decision to the Portage Terriers Saturday night in Swan River.
Swan River product Carter Cockburn scored two goals, while newcomer Daunte Fortner deflected in his first goal with the Stampeders in a 4-3 loss to the Portage Terriers.
Portage was all over the Stampeders in the opening minutes of tonights contest, outshooting them 8-1 during that time span. The continued pressure lead to a Riley Bruce opening the scoring at 8:39. Newcomer Daunte Fortner would respond two minutes later, deflecting home his first as a Stampeder at 10:35.
The Stampeders grabbed their first lead of the night on a beautiful passing play between Josh Maucieri and Tommy Cardinal, who found a wide open Carter Cockburn at 7:49, picking up his sixth of the year. Riley Bruce would score his second of the game and Portage tied the game just over five minutes later.
Joey Moffatt would regain the Terriers lead scoring on the power play 1:35 into the final frame. Lane Taylor grabbed his fourth of the year, letting a shot go from the point that deflected off a body and beat Mikael Foucher just over a minute later. Carter Cockburn jumped on a loose puck with the net empty, sending home his second of the game at 18:21. The Stamps’ final push wasn’t enough as the Stampeders fell 4-3 on home ice.
Portage – 42
Swan – 24
With as tonights loss, their record now sits at 15-8-2, which pushes them down one spot in the MJHL standings.
The next action for Swan Valley will be Wednesday November 27th in Neepawa. Puck drop is set for 7:30pm.