The Swan Valley Stampeders earned their league leading 19th victory of the season, defeating the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 4-3 on Friday night.
For the 2nd straight meeting, the Wolverines would get on the board first as Preston Seymour would bang home a PP goal for his 6th of the season to make it 1-0. But just under 2 minutes later, the Stamps would respond with a beauty snipe from Matt Osadick, his team leading 16th of the season to tie it up at 1-1 after 20 minutes. Shots were 10-5 Wolverines.
The Wolverines would come out with a big start to the 2nd period with 2 goals, 9 seconds apart from Kyler Fenton and Brandon Lawson to give the home team a 3-1 lead just 3:04 in. The Stamps would respond in a big way though late in the second frame. First up Josh Tripp with get Swan within one as he banged in his 15th goal of the season on the power play. He would add his 2nd just 4:12 later banging in another rebound to pull his team even at 3-3. Campbell Balk would get the eventual game winner just 38 seconds after Tripp's 2nd goal, as he finished off a nice set up from Jake Besnilian by tucking it by Isaac Labelle for his 2nd of the season.
Merek Pipes got the start for the Stamps but was pulled after allowing 3 goals on 14 shots before being relieved by Jackson Hjelle who earned the win turning aside all 22 shots he faced. Isaac Labelle in the Wolverines' net making 23 saves in the loss.
The Stamps/Wolverines will play the back end of their weekend home and home on Saturday night from the Centennial Arena in Swan River with puck drop at 7:30.
Stamps also swung a trade on Friday:
Other Friday MJHL results:
Winkler 2 OCN 3
Dauphin 5 Neepawa 4 (OT)
Steinbach 3 Virden 0
The Melville Millionaires earned their 8th victory of the season on Friday, defeating the La Ronge Ice Wolves 6-4 on the road.
Tristan Shewchuk had 2 goals, 1 assists to lead the way offensively for the Mils while 20 year old Josh Borynec also scored twice.
Daniel Liberty and Jaden Shewchuk also scored for Melville while Colby Entz made 32 saves to get the win in his return to the lineup.
The Mils will wrap their weekend road trip on Saturday night at the Northern Lights Palace against the Melfort Mustangs.
Elsewhere in the SJHL,
The Yorkton Terriers' 3 game winning streak came to an end losing 6-2 on the road to the Melfort Mustangs.
Branden Klatt scored both goals for the Terriers while Ben Laidlaw allowed 6 goals on 39 Mustang shots.
Tanner Zentner and Carson Albrecht had 1G 2A to lead Melfort.
The Terriers' go right back at it on Saturday night when they host the Humboldt Broncos from the Farrell Agencies Arena. Game time is at 7:30, and it's the Terriers' annual "Teddy Bear Toss" Night.
Three other games on Friday in the SJHL,
Notre Dame 8 Flin Flon 5
Battlefords 1 Nipawin 2 (SO)
Humboldt 2 Weyburn 3 (SO)