The Stampeders continued their weekend road trip tonight at the Bell MTS IcePlex in Winnipeg as they faced off against the Blues.
The Stampeders forechecking was on full display in opening 8 minutes of play but found themselves trailing as Codey Behun beat Ethan Peterson at 8:06 of the 1st. The Stampeders power play got them on the board at 17:56 as Quintin Sudom beat Jeremy Link after Lane Kirk’s point shot was blocked. The Stampeders and the Blues headed to the dressing room tied at 1 after 20 minutes of play. Shots on goal in the opening frame were 14-7 Swan Valley.
Both clubs power plays traded goals to start the middle frame. Winnipeg’s Devon Skoleski added his 9th of the season at 5:58. The Stampeders Josh Tripp responded at 8:48 as he tapped home his 24th of the year on a scramble in front of the net. Keaton Jameson added his 20th of the season on a delayed penalty call to Winnipeg. After 40 minutes of play the Stamps lead 3-2 and a commanding 26-14 lead in the shot department.
Winnipeg tied the game on the power play at the 6:58 mark of the 3rd on a point shot from Nick Cicek. Winnipeg regained the lead at 13:03 on another point shot by Nick Cicek and the Blues held on to defeat the Stamps 4-3. Final shots on goal 37-28 in favour of the Stampeders.
The next action for the Stampeders will be Sunday February 25th in Winkler as they will finish off a 3 game road trip. Puck drop is 7:30pm at the Winkler Recreational Complex. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com.