Saturday 25 March 2023

Jennings' Hat-Trick propels Stampeders to Game 2 win in Dauphin on Saturday

The Swan Valley Stampeders won their 2nd straight in their Best of 7 first round series & 11th straight overall by coming back to defeat the Dauphin Kings 6-5 on the road on Friday night.

For the 2nd straight night the Kings struck first as 10:51 in, Matthew Gough walked in and beat Kobe Grant over the left shoulder for his 1st of the playoff to make it 1-0.

They added to their lead with 1:00 remaining as Gough was on the giving end this time as he found Anthony Bax back-door on the PP and he made no mistake making it a 2 goal lead for Dauphin. 

Trey Sauder cut the Stamps deficit in half though just 38 seconds later banging home a rebound to make it 2-1 for the home team after 20 minutes.

Jamie Valentino got the party started in the 2nd just 1:08 in as he banged home a rebound by Grant for his 1st to regain their two goal lead but just over 5 minutes later Landon Gulutzan cut it within one with a PP goal.

Just as the Stampeders thought they had some momentum it would be another former Stamp in Deepkaran Hans gave Dauphin another two-goal lead this time at 4-2.

Swan Valley like they have all season fought back late in the 2nd in a big way as they notched 3 more powerplay goals in the period including two from Collin Jennings (pictured above)  and one from Justin Keck to pull out in front by one after 2.

In the 3rd, Jakob Brook with 11:43 remaining in regulation brought the home crowd back to their feet tying the game by beating Kobe Grant top-shelf short side to make it a 5-5 game.

But just like on Friday night the Stampeders got the game-winner as Jennings rifled one bar-down with 2;29 to go to grab another come from behind win.

Kobe Grant got the win in his 2nd straight playoff start making 30 saves on 34 shots.

The Stampeders host the Kings on Tuesday night and GX94 will once again broadcast the game with the play by play kicking off at 7:00PM MB time.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Virden 1, OCN 3 (Series even 1-1)
**( Drayden Kurbatoff with 2G for OCN)


Portage 5, Niverville 2 (Portage leads series 2-1)
**(Ryan Botterill with 1G 2A for PORT)


Steinbach 3, Winkler 2 (Series tied 1-1)
**(Dawson Milliken notches 2 points (1G 1A) for STEIN)

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