The Swan Valley Stampeders captured their 26th victory of the season on Tuesday night as they defeated the Virden Oil Capitals 4-3 in overtime from Tundra Oil and Gas Place.
The Stamps would strike first on the road, 9:31 into the 1st period as Leyson Coleman would sneak one in short-side on Dalton Dosch for his 1st as a Stampeder to make it an early 1-0 lead. But the Oil Caps would even it up late in the 1st when Brock Shwaluk would take a nice pass in the slot from Ben Dalke and make no mistake beating Merek Pipes over the left for his 1st of the season to make it 1-1 after 20 minutes. Shot were 16-8 in favour of the Oil Capitals.
In the 2nd, Swan regain their lead with a power play goal just over half-way through the period from Brad Goethals, as his initial shot would ring off the cross-bar then go off the back of the Oil Caps net minder and into the back of the net for his 24th of the year to make it 2-1. They wouldn't take long to grab their first two goal lead of the night as just 22 seconds later, Matt Osadick walked across the Virden blue-line and rifle home his 19th of the season over the left shoulder of Dalton Dosch to put Swan in front by a 3-1 score. But Brayden Pawluk would cut Virden within on just 9 seconds later as would finish a nice passing from Tristan Thompson. Virden would complete the comeback in the 2nd with 3:10 left as Kolten Kanaski would smash in his team-leading 22nd to put the Stamps and Oil Caps deadlock at 3-3 after 40 minutes. Virden still led the shot column after 2 periods, 29-24.
After a scoreless 3rd period, the Stamps would strike in overtime with just 68 seconds remaining as Quintin Sudom split the Oil Caps defence and was able to slip it with Dalton Dosch for his 15th of the season to earn the extra point.
20 year old Merek Pipes (pictured above) turned aside 43 of 46 shots to earn his 10th victory on the year while Dalton Dosch turned aside 28 shots and took the shootout loss.
The Stamps with the win remain 7 points back of Portage for top spot in the MJHL standings and they will return to the ice on Friday night when they host the Winkler Flyers.
Stamps Post Game Audio with Associate Coach/Director of Player Personnel Darren Webster
Other Tuesday MJHL action:
Winnipeg 1 Portage 2
Selkirk 2 Winkler 0
Dauphin 5 OCN 3
In the SJHL,
The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 2nd straight on Tuesday, falling 4-2 to the Estevan Bruins at Affinity Place.
Turned Ripplinger scored twice including the game winner, 5:46 into the 3rd period. Jayden Davis and Jack Michell also replied for the Bruins.
Branden Klatt and Chantz Petruic scored for the Terriers while veteran Riley Lamb suffered loss in goal after 27 saves on 30 shots.
The Terriers still have two games in hand on the Bruins but now just sit 4 points ahead of Estevan for top spot in the Viterra division.
Yorkton will be back in action on Friday night when they entertain the Battlefords North Stars. Puck drop will be a 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.
In Tuesday's other SJHL matchup, the Flin Flon Bombers defeated the Nipawin Hawks 4-1.