The Swan Valley Stampeders fall 4-3 to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in game two of their best-of-seven, quarter final series Monday night.
Frazer Dodd would lead the Stampeder offence scoring two goals, while Nathan Carl added a goal in tonight’s 4-3 loss in Waywayseecappo.
The two teams have been evenly matched throughout the regular season, and now into the playoffs, battled for every inch of ice tonight, proving that this is going to be an epic series.
Swan Valley jumped out to an early lead Monday night as Nathan Carl redirected home his second of the post season, beating Colin Ahern low blocker side 9:17 into the opening frame. Tommy Cardinal (1) and Ryley Lanthier (3) would draw the assists on the goal. It didn’t take long for Wayway to respond as Gerrik Ripley buried a rebound a minute later. Both teams would head to the dressing room tied 1-1, with the Wolverines leading 14-7 in the shot department.
The Wolverines would score off a fortuitous bounce in the middle frame as the puck careened off the back glass and out front into the slot to a wide open Rayman Bassi at 7:42. Frazer Dodd grabbed a loose puck in the slot, out waited Ahern, and backhanded home the game tying goal with 5:47 left in the second period, sending the teams to the locker room tied at 2.
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines jumped all over the Stampeders to open the third period, scoring two goals in 39 seconds to take a 4-2 lead. Conrad Phillips picked up a loose puck after Mikael Foucher bobbled the puck, and backhanded home his first of the post season 1:13 into the final frame. Brody Moffatt would give the opponent a two goal lead, hammering home his first of the post season 39 seconds later. Frazer Dodd would pick up his second of the game at 13:18, but it wasn’t enough as the Waywayseecappo Wolverines even the series 1-1 with a 4-3 home ice win.
Swan – 32
Wayway – 31
The two teams will regroup, and get set to do battle Wednesday night in Swan River. Puck drop is set for 7:30pm. Tickets are available at Sports Excellence or at the door. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be another epic battle in this unreal series.