The Swan Valley Stampeders, powered by a 3 goal 1st period earned their third win of the season defeating the Selkirk Steelers on Friday night by a score of 3-2 at the Selkirk Recreational Complex.
The Stamps got off to a tremendously quick start as just 7 seconds in Connor Navrot would go top shelf on Hayden Dola for his 4th of the season to give Swan an early 1-0 lead. They would make it 2-0 lead just over the half way point of the opening frame as Jason Cohan made a nifty move around the Steelers goalie for his 1st of the season and 1st as a Stampeder. Then Trevar Mann would make it a 3 goal lead as he would finish off a nice feed in front from Josh Martin for his 2nd of the year to make it 3-0 Swan Valley after 20 minutes with shots being 11-10 Stamps.
In the 2nd, the Steelers would pick things up and would be the better team in the middle frame and would get on the board as Brady Castellano would jam it through the 5-hole of Owen Liskiewicz for his 2nd to make it a 2 goal game at 3-1 Stamps after 40 minutes. Selkirk outshot Swan 12-5 in the 2nd and led the Stamps in shots 22-16 after 2 periods.
Connor Barley would add one just past the midway point of the 3rd period, his 5th of the season as he deflected one past Liskewicz but thats as close as they would get as the Stamps would hold on for a 3-2 win in Selkirk
New Jersey product Owen Liskiewicz turned aside 34 of 36 shots for his 1st win in the MJHL for the Stamps while Steelers net minder Hayden Dola stopped 23 shots in the defeat.
The Stamps return to the ice on Wednesday night as they visit the OCN Blizzard while the Steelers host the Wayway Wolverines on Sunday afternoon at 2:30PM MB time.
Elsewhere in the MJHL,
The Wayway Wolverines fell on the road at the Yellowhead Center, 4-3 to the Neepawa Natives.
Aaron Beauchamp, Jacob Bestul and Rhett Lough had the Wolverines goals while Landon Poiron was solid in the loss making 37 saves.
Reigan Buchanan led the way offensively for Neepawa with a 2G 1A night.
The Wolverines as mentioned above are in Selkirk on Sunday afternoon at 2:30PM
In the SJHL,
The Yorkton Terriers got a 1G 1A from Jared Legien as they defeated the Melfort Mustangs 4-1 on Friday night from the FAA.
Shane Sherban, Jordan Ross and Carson Welke also scored for the Terriers while Andrew Suriano made 23 saves to get his 2nd win of the year.
The Terriers will go right back at it on Saturday night as they visit the Humboldt Broncos at 7:30 from the Elgar Peterson Arena.
Elsewhere in Weyburn,
The Melville Millionaires came from behind and beat the Weyburn Red Wings 3-2 at Crescent Point Place.
Foxwarren’s Tucker Scantlebury led the way offensively with 1G 2A while fellow Manitoban Dayton Heino had GWG late in the 3rd. Alex Maticic’s 1st goal in the SJHL was other Mils’ tally.
The Mils got a 33 save performance from Brandon Wells who improved his record to 5-4 on the season.
Melville will have a little break, their next game isn’t until next Friday when they host the Humboldt Broncos at 7:30