Friday 5 April 2019

Swan Valley fall in Game 1 of MJHL Final in Portage

The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped the opening game of the MJHL Turnbull Cup Final on Friday night, 3-0 to the Portage Terriers at Stride Place.

Despite having a pretty solid first period, the Stampeders would find themselves trailing 1-0 as getting the only goal was Terriers' F Joey Moffat whose one-timer snuck through Merek Pipes for his 4th of the playoffs to give the home team a one goal lead after 20 minutes.

After a scoreless 2nd period, in the third the Terriers would add some insurance late. First off just over 11 minutes in Ty Barnstable would tuck home a nice feed from Chase Brakel for his 3rd to make it 2-0 then Brakel would ice it into the empty net to give the Terriers the opening game win.

Ethan Peterson made 34 saves to earn his 1st shutout of the postseason while Merek Pipes turned aside 29 shots in the loss.

The two teams will meet in Game 2 of the Best of 7 Championship series on Sunday back in Swan River. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame show begins at 7:20 with Play by Play kicking off at 7:30.

Post Game with Stamps Asst. Coach Darren Webster

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