The Stampede hit the road this past weekend to Biddeford, Maine to face the Maine Wild in a two game set. In game one the Stampede came out strong and carried the play for most of the game and goaltender Ben White posted a shutout in his first start of the season with the team coming out on top by a score of 4-0. Captain,Tommy Kilway provided most of the Stampede offense netting his first “Hat Trick” of his junior career and Dylan Gulick chipped in the other goal for the team. “It’s always nice to grab the first one especially on the road, the guys worked hard for this one.” stated Stampede assistant coach Travis Hyde.
The Stampede were looking to make a statement in the first weekend of the season but the Wild would prove to be a team once again that would never give in. In game two the Stampede came out a bit flat and found themselves playing catch up through the entire contest. In the end the Wild came out on top 3-2. Chandler Bilodeau was the top star of the contest netting two goals including the game winner and Regan Wintle had the other Wild goal. The Stampede goals came from Rich Hart and Mark Mannarn and goaltender Colin Burgess stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced in the contest. “It’s a long road trip for us and the guys jumped off the bus after seven hours and played well on Saturday, but with a quick turn around for Sunday’s game they just never fully recovered and Maine took advantage of that. States Stampede Coach Mike Beavis. Jeff Tory is a very good coach and had his team prepared for Sunday for sure and they just out worked us and deserved the win for sure.” added Beavis
The Stampede will resume practice today at “The Fort” and begin preparing for the New England Stars this weekend in their home opener. “New England are always a tough team to face and Darryl Green has a ton of coaching experience. This will be a tough series for sure.” states Beavis The teams will meet Saturday at 7:30 PM and again Sunday at 1:00 PM at the “Fort” in Oswego. Be sure to stop in and catch all the action live and show support to your Oswego Stampede. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for teens and under 12 is free! Season tickets will be on sale for $60 for the entire home season. Remember, all Stampede games are live on hockeytv.com So, stop in and catch your team in person or catch all the live action on Hockey TV.