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Swan Slips By Blues


On a slippery night in souther Manitoba, the Swan Valley Stampeders paid a visit to the IcePlex.

The blues looked to get back on track after two losses this week but the Stamps had different ideas.  Taking the lead 6:50 into the first, the visitors counted on their goaltender on this night as the Blues stepped it up in the final two periods, outshooting the Stampeders 28-14.

Jackson Keane tied it up 7:23 into the second with his 11th of the year.  Either team could have jumped ahead as numerous posts and crossbars were hit but it remained tied after 40 minutes. 

The third period saw the Blues start on the powerplay. At the expiration of the penalty, Swan Valley took advantage of a clearing pass and were able to capitalize to make it 2-1.  Pulling starter Parsons with a minute remaining, the Blues came close but were once again denied, making it a 2-1 loss.

Game Notes:  The Boston Pizza Blues player of the game was Ryan Mutch while the OMG hardest working player went to Ezra Hall.  Next up, Tuesday night’s fundraising dinner with guest speaker, hockey Hall of Famer Yvan Cournoyer and then Thursday night against the Neepawa Natives.