Friday 16 October 2020

Stampeders' and Wolverines both winners on Friday Night MJHL Recap

Stampeders 5, Blizzard 4 (OT)

The Swan Valley Stampeders' erased two 2 goal deficits to win their 3rd straight, a 5-4 come from behind win over the OCN Blizzard on Friday night on the road.

Just like a week ago the Blizzard would strike first on home-ice as Trent Crane worked his way wide on the Stamps' defender and then snuck in five-hole on Mikael Foucher for his 1st of the season to make it 1-0 just 4:18 in.

The home side added to their lead in the final minute of the first framw as Levi Thiessen finished off a nice saucer pass from Trent Crane and notched it top shelf on Foucher for his 2nd of the campaign giving OCN a 2-0 advantage after 1 period with the shots tied at 8-8.

The Stampeders' got off to a quick start in the 2nd as Jamie Valentino poked home a powerplay goal for his 1st of the year then just 35 seconds later, Callum Fortin added his second of the season to tie things up at 2-2.

But the Blizzard regained their two goal lead back though as Aiden Litke and Jaden Pashe twinkled the twine later in the 2nd to make it 4-2 OCN after 40 minutes.

In the 3rd with 7:56 left in regulation Haydn Delorme slid a cross ice pass to Alex Danis who slipped over the shoulder of Evan Van Luecken on the PP to pull the Stamps' within one before Jackson Zloty swatted home a rebound just a few minutes later to knot it at 4-4 to force the overtime period.

After a back and forth overtime period, the Stamps' caught a break as the Blizzard 3 attackers were caught deep and loose puck came out to Alex Danis on a breakaway and the Calgary product ended it with a nice wrist shot over  the Blizzard goalies right pad to earn the extra point.

Mikael Foucher turned aside 32 of 36 shots to earn to improve to 3-0 on the season while Blizz G Evan Van Luecken made 43 saves in the OT loss.

The Two teams will wrap up their 4 game set against each other on Saturday night back in Swan River for a 7PM MB time face-off.


Wolverines 3, Kings 1

Mack Belinski had 1G 1A while goaltender Liam Tereposky earned a 46 save victory to lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 3-1 win over the Dauphin Kings on Friday.

Jacob Charko and Gerrick Ripley also scored for the Wolverines while the Kings' lone marker came off the stick of Charles Massey.

The Kings and Wolverines will meet in Dauphin on Saturday night at 7:30PM MB time.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Virden Oil Capitals 7 Portage Terriers 3

Selkirk Steelers 3, Winnipeg Blues 2 (SO)

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