The Stampede travled to Lockport this past weekend to face off against the Express. The Stampede outlasted the Express in game one on Saturday evening at the Cornerstone Ice Arena 3-2. The Stampede were powered by goals by Raymond Falso, Nick Sanborn and The eventual game winner by Kelsey Head. Stampede goaltender Kyle VanWagner stopped 36 of the 38 shots he faced in the contest. "I feel the guy's played well in game one, it was pretty much a dead even contest between the teams, I think the difference was the defensive side of the puck that helped in this one." Stated Stampede Coach Mike Beavis
The Stampede didn't fair so well in the second game of the weekend as they came out very flat and just couldn't muster the same work ethic they had in game one. This one was all Lockport as the Stampede was outshot 46-23 with the Ryan Logar leading the charge for the Express with 2 goals and 1 assist in the contest. Express goaltender Tim Schiess was nearly perfect in net stopping 22 of the 23 Stampede shots for the 5-1 win. "As a team we need to be more consistant. The players emptied their tanks on Saturday but the inexperience they lack at this point didn't allow them to prepare for Sunday's contest. The work ethic was just not there. It's kind of a work in progress with a young team." stated Beavis Looks like the Stampede will feel what work is on Monday as the team will hit the ice at 4:30 for practice. as coach Beavis added, "If they can't work in games they will work in practice for sure, lets just call it a learning curve."
The Stampede will begin a long deserved home stand during the month of November, beginning with the New York Aviators October 31st at 5 pm and again on Sunday November 1st at 11am at The Morrisville Ice-Plex on the campus of Morrisville State College.