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Blues turn on the heat in the third to beat Swan Valley 5-3

The majority of the action came in the third. First, the Stamps took the lead, 2-1, about halfway through the period. The Blues came back with a vengeance.

Just two minutes later, Blues All-Star forward Tony Apetagon fired away, bring the score back to par. Michael Ladyman and Ty Naaykens each earned assists.

Then, just over a minute later, rookie forward Sulivan Shortreed found the back of the net for his second of the night, handing the Blues the lead. That goal was assisted by Kelton Sutherland and Michael Ladyman.

Naaykens topped off the night with two more goals with assists coming from Ladyman, Brayden Foreman, and Apetagon (2).

Earlier in the game, Swan Valley kicked off the scoring halfway though the first and dominated in shots, outshooting the Blues 14-5 in the period.

The Blues bounced back in the second when Shortreed slid a beauty of a backhand shot past the Stamps’ netminder. Shortreed’s goal was assisted by Nathan Adrian and Sutherland.

The Stamps scored a couple more times throughout the game, but the Blues held on to finish their regular season home games on a high note.