Stamps' earn sweep over Dauphin; Wolverines' season ends on home ice in Friday's MJHL Playoff Recap
The Swan Valley Stampeders punched their ticket into the MJHL's Semi-Final round on Friday night after a 7-5 victory over the Dauphin Kings to complete the 4 game sweep of their Parkland rivals.
The Stamps would get the early lead in Game 4 as Brad Goethals would hammer one over the right shoulder of Bryan Landsberger for his 3rd of the playoffs, to make it an 1-0 for the visitors just 32 seconds in. But the Kings would respond in a big way in the period as they notched two straight PP goals off the sticks of Cole DeKonick and Eamonn Miller to help Dauphin earn a 2-1 lead after 1 period with shots even at 12-12.
Avery Smith would give the Kings an early two goal lead in the 2nd, but shortly after back to back goals jut 1:58 apart from Tucker Scantlebury and Josh Tripp pulled Swan back even at 3-3. But an answer back marker from Nakodan Greyeyes gave Dauphin a 4-3 advantage after 40 minutes.
In the 3rd, big Alex Uryga (pictured above) would continue his hot play as he would tuck in his 2nd of the playoffs to pull them all event at 4-4. But once again the Kings would grab another one goal lead, this time it was from Carter Sawchuk who went top shelf on Merek Pipes to make it 5-4. The Stamps though would explode 3 unanswered goals including 2 from Kasyn Kruse and a empty netter from Matt Osadick to help them complete the comeback to advance on.
Stamps' G Merek Pipes made 36 saves to improve to 4-0 in the postseason while on the other side, Bryan Landsberger turned aside 43 shots in the loss.
The Stamps' now advance to the MJHL Semi-Finals which will most likely begin next weekend in Swan River, their opponent though is still to be determined.
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines had their 2018/19 season come to an end on Friday as they 5-2 on home ice in Game 4 of their Best of 7 Quarter-Final.
20 year olds Jake Bestul and Brandon Lawson scored for the Wolverines in their final games of Junior hockey while Isaac Labelle in his Junior finale turned aside 25 of 30 shots.
Sam Huston had 2 goals to lead the Terriers who'll join the Stamps in the Semi-Final round.
With the Wolverines' season coming to an end, the Junior careers also came to an end for graduates: Isaac Labelle, Brandon Lawson, Greg Lee, Karstin McDonald, and captain Jake Bestul. I just would like to congratulate them on their Junior careers and wish them the best going forward!
Terriers drop opener in SJHL Quarter-Final matchup with Nipawin in Friday's SJHL Playoff Recap
The Nipawin Hawks scored two goals 6:50 apart in the 2nd period to lead them a 3-0 Game 1 victory over the Yorkton Terriers to open up their SJHL Quarter-Final matchup.
Jake Tremblay, Walker Coter and Arik Breton (empty netter) scored for the Hawks while Declan Hobbs turned aside 30 shots for the shutout.
18 year old Ryan Ouellette made 29 saves for the Terriers in the loss.
The two teams will meet in Game 2 of their Best of 7 series on Saturday night from Nipawin. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, "Sask Milk" pregame show kicks off at 7:20 with PXP starting at 7:30PM.
Other SJHL Quarter-Final openers:
Kindersley 1 Melfort 2
Humboldt 4 Estevan 1
Flin Flon 0 Battlefords 3
(Nipawin, Melfort, Humboldt and Battlefords now lead their Best of 7 series, 1-0 with Game 2's happening on Saturday night)