Wednesday 30 January 2019

Harris' pushes Swan to road victory; Bentz leads Mils to home ice victory in Wednesday night MJHL/SJHL Recap

The Swan Valley Stampeders earned their 3rd straight win & 32nd overall on the season on Wednesday night as they defeated the Dauphin Kings on the road, 4-3 in overtime. 

After a 4 game absence from the Stampeder line-up, Matt Osadick would get the only goal of the 1st period. The Grande Pointe, MB product would take a nice feed in front from Josh Maucieri and would make no mistake beating Bryan Landsberger for his 20th of the season to give Swan a 1-0 advantage over Dauphin after 1 period.

In the 2nd, the Stamps would add to their lead, 10:58 in on the power play as Brad Goethals' long slap-shot from the point would sneak through the Kings net minder for his 28th of the year to make it a two goal game. But just under 3 minutes later, the Kings would cut their deficit in half as Cole DeKonick would get his 1st of 2 in the period beating Merek Pipes over the right pad for his 7th to make it 2-1. Then just 4 minutes & 1 second later, the Lorette MB product would add another to even it up at 2-2 after 40 minutes. Shots after were 22-20 Stampeders. 

Just over half way through the 3rd period the Stampeders would grab their lead back as Alex Uryga's shot would be stopped but captain Jaden Townsend would be "Johnny on the Spot" to tap in the rebound for his 16th goal of the season to make it 3-2 for the visitors. But once again the Kings would counter and get the equalizer with just 1:32 remaining when Bradyn Smelski would poke it in past Merek Pipes to send it into over time tied up at 3-3. 

In the overtime period, the Stamps would get the final chance and they would make no mistake as 3:31 into the extra frame, Brian Harris took a nice feed in the bigh slot from Troy Quinn and snapped it home to give his team the extra point. 

Merek Pipes was once again solid in between the pipes for the Stamps making 31 stops to earn his 15th victory of the season while Bryan Landsberger turned aside 32 shots in the loss. 

Swan Valley will get the day off on Thursday before they return home to begin a 5 game home stand on Friday night against the Virden Oil Capitals then the Portage Terriers in town on Saturday. 

Meanwhile for Dauphin, they'll head out on the road on Friday to visit the Steinbach Pistons. 

Other Wednesday matchup, 

Neepawa 3 Portage 6 

Catching up with Swan River product & Saskatoon Blades F Riley McKay


Only one game in the SJHL on Wednesday night,

Damian Bentz (pictured above) had a career night with 3 goals, 2 assists to lead the Melville Millionaires to a 6-3 win over the visiting Kindersley Klippers.

His line mates' Luke Spadafora and Josh Borynec each had 1G 2A each while 20 year old netmnder Colby Entz made 38 saves on 41 shots to earn the win.

The Mils with the win pull back two points ahead of Weyburn for the final playoff spot and they'll return to action on Friday night when they host the Battlefords North Stars.

The Klippers meanwhile, continue their road trip in Yorkton on Friday.

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