The Swan Valley Stampeders came back from 3-1 down to get their first win of the 2017/18 season, a 4-3 shootout win over the Wayway Wolverines on Sunday night.
The Wolverines struck first on home ice, just 5:19 in as Riley Vautour would capitalize on a Stamp turnover and go top shelf on Brett Evans for his 1st of the season to make it 1-0. But less than 2 minutes later, Swan would reply as captain Keaton Jameson would take a nice feed in front from Connor Navrot and bury his 1st of the year to even it up at 1-1 after 1 period. Shots 10-5 Swan Valley.
The home side would regain their lead just 39 seconds into the middle frame as on a 5 on 3 PP as Mack McPhee took a nice feed back-door and hammered home his 1st to make it 2-1 Wayway. They would add to their lead late in the frame as Stonewall product James Maxwell would go in on a partial break and beat Brett Evans short-side for his 3rd of the season to make it 3-1 Wolverines after 40 minutes. Shots were 12-10 Swan in the 2nd and they led 22-15 overall.
The Stamps would make it a one goal game just 3:42 into the 3rd period as Swan River’s own Lane Kirk would grab a loose puck and snap it home past Ethan Peterson for his 1st MJHL marker to make it 3-2 Wayway. It would stay like that until 2:04 to go as Connor Navrot’s (pictured above) point shot would sneak through the Wolverine goaltender for his 1st of the year to send the game to extra time.
After a scoreless overtime which saw both teams getting the chance on the powerplay, it would head to the shootout where it would take 7 rounds with Noah Basarab getting the lone goal to make the Stamps victorious.
Brett Evans made 20 saves on 23 shots and all 7 shooters in the shootout to get his 1st win while Ethan Peterson was very good in the Wayway net making 37 saves.
The Wolverines next game will be on Tuesday night when they host the Selkirk Steelers while the Stamps next action will be their home opener on Wednesday night at 7:30PM MB time when they host the backend of the home and home against the Wolverines from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.
Meanwhile in the SJHL,
The Melville Millionaires came back from 2 goals down to defeat the La Ronge Ice Wolves 3-2 in the shootout on Sunday afternoon.
The Ice Wolves got out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Austin Bill and Jason Bednarski but then Clayton Eisler and Trevor Paradise just 3:42 apart in the 3rd to tie things up at 2-2 to send it to overtime.
After a scoreless overtime, Cory Schillo would get the only goal and Colby Entz who stopped 32 of 34 shots during the game would then stopped all 3 shooters he faced in the shootout.