A game that featured four lead changes finally ended with the Swan Valley Stampeders coming out on top, 5-3 over the Wayway Wolverines.
Wayway struck first, when Cody Koskimaki scored early in the first period, but Colin Baudry and Tony Partridge got the Stampeders the lead shortly after, before Wayway's Ashley Howie scored twice, his 16th and 17th of the season, late in the period, and made it 3-2 Wolverines after one.
It stayed that way for almost the entire second, until Justin Valentino finished off a pretty passing play with 10.4 seconds remaining in the middle period, to square it at 3 after 40.
Early in the third, T.J. Fairall, who set up Valentino for the game-tying goal, scored the winner, before Kyle Smart added some insurance on the powerplay.
Shots were 37-33 Wayway, with Jayson Argue making 34 saves in the win.
The victory leaves the Stampeders just four points shy of the Wolverines for a playoff spot, and they meet 6 more times this regular season... next up, a home and home next weekend, Saturday the 14th in Swan, Sunday the 15th in Wayway.
The Yorkton Terriers picked up their first post-Christmas win, as they went into Melfort and out-shot the Mustangs 42-20 in a 5-1 win.
Two AP call-ups scored goals, with 16-year-old Yorkton Harvest forward Kailum Gervais getting a goal and an assist, and Ryley Stefanyshyn of the Ochapowace Thunder also finding the net. Brent Struble, Tayler Thompson and Tyler Giebel also scored, while Brenden Poncelet had a pair of assists.
Dawson MacAuley picked up the win for the Terriers, making 19 saves.
With the win, Yorkton's now in a three-way tie for second place in the Sherwood with Melville and Estevan. The Terriers and Mils each have three games in hand on the Bruins.
Yorkton's back on the road this weekend, with a Humboldt/Kindersley trip on Friday & Saturday. Friday's game in Humboldt is our next broadcast on GX94.