Stamps defeat Edam
In a game just prior to Christmas (Dec. 21) the Meadow Lake Stampeders trailed the Edam Three Stars 3-2 after the first period, but rallied to win the contest 8-5 in front of the hometown crowd.
The win, the team’s fourth on the year in the North Saskatchewan River Hockey League, brought them back to a respectable 4-4 record.
In this game, first-year player DJ King had a five-point night scoring twice and adding three assists. Linemate Ryan Corrigal found the back of the net twice and added two helpers while the team’s leading scorer, Ashton McIntyre, finished the game with a hat trick and one assist for four points as well. Rounding out the scoring for Meadow Lake was Jordon Oystrick.
The next night, however, wasn’t as rosy as the Stamps were defeated 12-2 on the road in Wilkie. McIntyre and Corrigal were the marksmen for Meadow Lake where McIntyre scored in his fifth consecutive game.
As of Dec. 28, the St. Walburg Eagles lead the NSRHL with 10 wins and one loss for 20 points while the Turtleford Tigers are second at seven wins and four losses. Third belongs to Edam (6-4), fourth to Wilkie (5-4), Meadow Lake is fifth (4-5), Paradise Hill sixth (1-8-1) and Maidstone (1-7).
Next action for the Stamps is Saturday, Jan. 5 when Wilkie makes a return trip to the Meadow Lake Arena. Game time is 8:30 p.m.
Broncos on a roll
On Dec. 22 the Meadow Lake Broncos notched their fifth win of the season. Five different players got in on the action for Meadow Lake in their 5-1 victory in Whitefish. The hometown Flyers scored the first goal of the game at the 8:30 mark of the first period, but Stamps defenseman Cole Kozloski knotted the score 1-1 just 40 seconds later.
There was no scoring in the middle frame, but then the Broncos came unglued in the third. Brandon Cantre, Cliff Bear, Taylor Arnold and Brody Brooks scored for Meadow Lake to put the game out of reach.
The Broncos did play Dec. 29 against Birch Hills, but scores were unavailable by press time. Meadow Lake plays their next four games on the road before returning home to play the Muskeg Lake Blades on Jan. 27.