The Swan Valley Stampeders scored four power play goals in a matter of five and a half minutes to defeat the OCN Blizzard 5-4 and remain perfect on the 2020/21 MJHL regular season.
The come-back kids did it again on home ice Saturday night in front of a very entertained crowd and now sit with a 4-0 record, which keeps them first overall in the Northwest Division and in the MJHL.
Jackson Zloty lead the way with a pair of goals while Haydn Delorme scored a goal and added two assists. Josh Beauchemin and Alex Danis both picked up a goal and an assist. In net, Dylan Black stopped 32/36 shots for his first win in the MJHL.
The Blizzard would jump put to a 2-0 lead in the opening frame tonight after a strong first ten minutes by the Stampeders. Aiden Litke found the back of the net at 17:44 and Trent Crane would squeak one through Black less than a minute later.
The two teams would trade goals in the second period. Delorme picked up his first as a Stampeder at 12:39 of the middle frame pulling Swan Valley within one. Aaron Lorenz gave the OCN Blizzard a 3-1 lead five minutes later.
The ups and downs of Junior A hockey were on full display in the final frame this evening at the Centennial Arena. Lorenz scored his second of the game at 11:12 of the third period giving the Blizzard a 4-1 lead, which should have sealed the game, but it was only the beginning of a wild five and a half minutes to follow.
Beauchemin tucked home his first of the year, on the power play, three minutes later, starting the scoring blitz that was aided by a five minute major to the Blizzard for cross checking. The Stampeders offence came alive as Jackson Zlotty scored back-to-back power play goals at 16:45 and then again at the 17:11 mark to tie the game at four. Alex Danis kept his five-game point streak alive scoring with just 25 seconds left in the game to seal a 5-4, come-from-behind win over the Blizzard.
Final shots on goal:
OCN – 36
Swan Valley – 41
The Stampeders’ next action will be on the road against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines Friday (Oct. 23). They will return to home ice Saturday (Oct. 24) to face the same Wolverines. Both games get underway at 7 p.m..