The Oswego Stampede are firmly in 2nd place in the Northeast Division after completing a weekend sweep on Sunday. The team widened its lead on the Skylands Kings in the Northeast with their two wins in Niagara.
Saturday’s Box Score:
Oswego 4 @ Niagara Falls 1 – Two goals from Dylan Gulick and 22 saves by Manny Legace led the way as the Stampede outworked the Powerhawks for a 4-1 win. Legace picked up his first win in his first start in the NA3HL. Elijah Morris and Ryan Gunther rounded out Oswego’s attack, while Miguel Mercado posted Niagara’s only goal. Jonathan Sebastiano finished with 32 saves for the Powerhawks. ” I think the team played well in the first period after a bit of a slow start and at times in the third period but I was not too pleased with the defensive end in the second for sure.” stated Stampede Coach Mike Beavis “Manny played well for us in his first start and could be a big help for the team down the stretch as part of our goal-tending trio.” added Beavis
Sunday’s Box Score:
Oswego 10 @ Niagara Falls 5 – Oswego outscored its opponent 6-1 in the final 28 minutes to break open a 4-4 game and take a 10-5 win over the Powerhawks on Sunday. Niagara Falls’ Adam Morgan led all skaters with four goals on the day, but a balanced effort from the Stampede took the win. Nick Snyder scored twice for the victors, while Oswego also received goals from Dimitri Christou, Tanner Coleman, Jared Berry, Tommy Kilway, Danny Mikol, Joey Gallo (2) and Marcos Zarragoitia. Ben White turned aside 26 shots for Oswego, allowing goals only to Morgan and Jacob Robertson of Niagara Falls. Noah Spiesz and Josh Mitchell posted a combined 38 saves in the ‘Hawks’ cage. ” We gave up way too many chances in game two. Morgan is a player that can make you pay if you don’t contain him and he showed that Sunday. I like the kid as a player and feel he has great potential and should be a kid that can make the jump to tier II with a bit more work off the puck.” States Beavis
Coach Beavis went on to say that grabbing the all important four points this past weekend is very big down the stretch as home ice advantage in round one of the playoffs would be a great spot to start. The Stampede will be back at work tomorrow in preparation for this upcoming weekends games in Skylands VS the Kings. Forwards Nick Snyder and Wade Moak were recently invited to skate with Johnstown in the NAHL but could rejoin the team for this weekends games.