After opening their season with 2 victories, the Swan Valley Stampeders have now lost 10 of their
last 11 games after the Stamps fell on Wednesday night 5-2 to the Winnipeg Blues at the MTS
The Blues would hit the score sheet first as Joel MacGillvary would bang home his 2nd of the season
to give the Blues an early 1-0 lead. But just a minute later Swan would answer as Cody Ellingson
would get his 2nd of the season to tie things up at 1-1. Then with just 4:26 remaining in the first
frame, Stamps 2nd year forward Tristan Langan would pounce home on a rebound in front to get his
4th to give his team a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.
After a scoreless 2nd period, the Blues' offence would explode with 4 goals in the 3rd period which
started with the tying goal off the stick of 16 year old James MacIssac to make it 2-2. Reid Stefanson
just 6:50 later would get the eventual game winning goal on the power play to finish off a nice
passing play for his 1st of the year to make it 3-2. The home team would add two more late goals
from Matt Leblanc and Gianluca Esteves to give the Blues their 5th win of the season, and 2nd
against the Stamps a 5-2 result tonight.
20 year old Scott Parsons stopped 24 shots for the victory while fellow 20 year old net minder Zach
De Graves made 33 saves in the losing cause.
It doesn't get much easier for the Stamps as they will return to home ice on Friday night when they
welcome the 2nd place Winkler Flyers to the Centennial Arena for a 7:30PM MB time puck drop.
The Blues will be in Wayway on Saturday for their next action.
In the SJHL,
The Yorkton Terriers dropped a 7-1 decision to the first place Battlefords North Stars to have their
losing streak drop to 3 games.
Dexter Robinson's 2nd goal of the season was the lone marker for the Terriers.
Jakob Severson gave up five goals on 27 shots before he was relieved for Matt Kustra who stopped
10 of 12 shots he faced.
The next action for the Terriers will be on Tuesday night at the FAA when they welcome the Nipawin
Hawks at 7:30.