The Swan Valley Stampeders came back down 4-0 beating the Steinbach Pistons 5-4 in shootout Friday evening.
Tonight’s game was the first game for recently acquired Zach Power and Jackson Betcher, the latter facing against his former team.
The Stampeders came out firing as they controlled much of the flow for the first half of the first period. With an aggressive forecheck, a lot of the play was in the Pistons zone as they struggled to move the puck.
The play took a shift in the second half of the period as the Pistons started to gain momentum. Langley Kruggel got the Pistons on the board at the 15:51 mark of the first period with Zach Power getting the assist and his first point as a Piston.
Just over 2 minutes later Steinbach struck twice in an 18 second span with Dawson Milliken ripping the puck past Stampeders goaltender Kobe Grant in the slot off a nice feed from Davis Fry. Cooper Rice got the goal 18 seconds later with Jack Rogers and Davin Griffin getting the assists.
The Pistons went into the first intermission up 3-0 and outshooting the Stamps 15-8.
The Pistons kept pouring on the goals as Quinton Pepper scored off a great pass from Zach Power just 46 seconds into the second period to make the game 4-0.
The game looked like the Pistons were going to run away with it, but the Stamp did not go anywhere. Cody Barnes got Swan Valley on the board at the 7:12 mark of the period with the goal coming on the powerplay.
10 minutes later Deepkaran Hans would score his first goal with the Stamps and in the MJHL, getting it past Pistons goaltender Will Hambley.
The Stamps would bring it to within one with less than a minute left in the period as Trey Sauder scored unassisted to make it 4-3.
After two periods of play the Pistons were up 4-3 with the shot totals even at 25.
Swan Valley would come out firing in the final frame tying the game at 4, three and a half minutes into the period as Cody Barnes got his second of the game.
The rest of the period was a story of Kobe Grant keeping the Stamps in it, making some highlight reel saves and a bit of bad puck luck for the Pistons as Zach Power rung the puck off the crossbar. After the third period the game was tied 4-4 and heading to OT.
In OT both teams got some scoring chances. Langely Kruggel had a great scoring chance but put just over the net. Neither team could get it past the opposing goaltender and the game would head to shootout.
Brad Fortin was the first shooter for the Stamps and scored putting it in off the post on the blocker side.
Jack Rogers was the first shooter for the Pistons and scored making a slick move and putting it in on the back hand.
Both teams second shooters got turned away with Adam Rajsigl shooting for the Stamps and Zach Power shooting for the Pistons.
Deepkaran Hans was the next shooter for the Stamps and scored glove side making it a must score opportunity for the Pistons.
Travis Hensrud was the final shooter for the Pistons and was turned away by Kobe Grant securing the 5-4 shootout comeback win for the Stampeders.