Stampeders’ win 5th straight after big home ice victory over OCN

The Swan Valley Stampeders earned their 5th straight victory in a big way on Wednesday night after a 7-2 win over the OCN Blizzard at the Centennial Arena.

Ryley Lanthier would open the scoring for the Stampeders in the 1st just 2:33 in as he chipped in with his 4th marker of the season to make it an early 1-0 lead.

The Blizzard would respond though quickly as Aidan Litke would finish off a nice passing play from Ryan Butler and Boston Bird for his 2nd career MJHL goal to pull OCN even at one goal apiece.

But the Stamps came back with 3 unanswered off the sticks of Luke Beerman (12), Tommy Cardinal  (12) and Daunte Fortner (4) to give the home-side a 3 goal lead at 4-1 after 20 minutes of play.

Swan Valley would continue their offensive outburst very early in the second as just 3:37 in, Crosby, Minnesota product Josh Maucieri would walk in from the OCN blue-line and snipe home his 4th of the campaign over the left shoulder of Zack Cloutier, then after that Frazer Dodd added another to make it a 6-1 Stamps advantage, 8:34 into the middle frame.

The two teams would exchange goals towards the 2nd half of the period off the sticks of Jaxon Blight (OCN) and Nathan Carl (SV) to wrap up the scoring summary on this night.

Mikael Foucher made 27 saves on 29 shots in the Swan net to earn his 14th victory of the season while Danick Rodrigue started the game for OCN & allowed 4 goals on 18 shots through 1 period before Zack Cloutier came in and turned aside 18 shots in relief.

The Stampeders’ will wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule on Saturday night when they entertain the Portage Terriers at the Centennial Arena.

The Blizzard’s next opponent will also be the Terriers’ when they host them on Friday night.

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