The Swan Valley Stampeders started strong Wednesday night but couldn’t hold the lead, falling 4-3 to the Blizzard during Hockey is for Everyone night at the Centennial Arena.
The Stampeder offence was led by Jakob Jones, Riley Fequet and Griffin Ayotte who all collected a goal.
Swan Valley jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as Jakob Jones collected his eighth of the year just 14 seconds into the game. Mathew Langdon tied the game four minutes later, collecting his fourth of the season. Riley Fequet and Griffin Ayotte scored back-to-back giving the Stampeders a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes of play.
Eric Mork collected two goals and Brett Ward added another in the middle frame and that was enough Wednesday night as the Blizzard held on for a 4-3 win.
The Blizzard – 41
Swan Valley – 23
Swan Valley will now enter a nine day break before returning to action Friday Dec. 1 against the Neepawa Titans at the Centennial Arena.