KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Stampede Enter Break with 7-4 Victory Over Cedar Rapids



Bookmark and Share

Sioux Falls, SD--The Sioux Falls Stampede continued to prove they can get scoring from a different player any given night as a pair of three-point games from Ryan Siiro and Sam Rothstein powered the home team past the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 7-4 in front of 3,864 at the Arena Saturday night. 

“Everyone on our team expects to produce offensively,” said Siiro.  “It provides competition at practice so everyone gets better from that.  We just work hard and get the ugly ones.”

Five players in all marked the scoreboard for the Herd while goaltender Jan Obernesser allowed four RoughRider goals on 23 attempts.  At 18-8-1, the Stampede have more wins than all of last season and head into the Christmas break in first place in the West.

Cedar Rapids jumped on an early power play opportunity for a quick 1-0 lead at 5:21 on a Dylan Steman deflection, but a little more than two minutes later the Herd responded with a stylish goal of their own from Siiro.  The Princeton recruit lifted a rebound from a Thomas Forgione shot into the top right corner of the net for his third tally of the season. 

The Herd enjoyed a case of Déjà vu in the second period as a monstrous performance from the Herd goal scorers gave their team a 4-2 lead heading into the final twenty minutes, a near clone of last night’s contest against the Tri-City Storm.  Vinny Muto started the rally with a long wrist shot from the right side, tying the game again after the Herd fell into a brief 2-1 hole only 1:49 after hopping onto the ice.  57 seconds later forward and former RoughRider, Thomas Forgione, chimed in with his own contribution, a loud one-timer from a beautiful Siiro pass in front of the crease. 

 “It felt great,” said Forgione on scoring on his team of last year.  “I know a lot of the guys on the team so it was definitely nice to beat them.”

Siiro finished off the run with his second goal of the game and second point of the period when he sliced a shot from the right circle past Birdsall, getting the Herd in a prime position to enter the last period of play with a two goal advantage.

“We have guys that can play under pressure.  They don’t back down and they don’t get nervous,” said head coach Cary Eades.  “We play to win; we don’t play not to lose.  I like our team attitude in the third period and we’ve done a nice job thus far this season.”

Sioux Falls’ lead was chopped in half to 4-3 a mere 49 ticks into the final period by RoughRider Andrew Ogilvie, but goals from Sam Rothstein, Zeb Knutson and last night’s star Tony Calderone would be enough to carry the Herd to a 7-4 victory over Cedar Rapids.  The victory guaranteed the Herd would go into the Christmas break with a two point first place lead in the Western Conference.  

“We know it’s going to be a horse race here and we’re one of the competitors,” said Eades.  “We built a very small lead, and we like the direction the team is headed.”

Sioux Falls will travel to Fargo on Friday to face the Force at 7:35 pm.

 

Courtesy: Jim Olander

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Birds go extras behind Kirby-Jones HR's  story with video

A. J. Kirby-Jones continued his power surge with 2 more HR's Tuesday night at the ...

MMA Fights finally come to South Dakota  story with video

Quietly, South Dakota and Sioux Falls has been an MMA hotbed. ...

Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement To Avert Lawsuit

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he's reached a ...

Softball season is underway  story with video  Aug. 18

Talcott adds amateur title to resume  story with video  Aug. 18

Wynot Clutch Late To Dethrone Defending B Champ Alexandria  story with video  Aug. 17

Renner Does It The Hard Way To Defend Title  story with video  Aug. 17

Winnipeg White Washes Canaries  story with video  Aug. 17

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Day Care Provider Charged For Injuring Boy

Police in Sioux Falls say a day care provider is facing a ...

Daycare Provider Faces Child Abuse Charges  story with video

A Sioux Falls home daycare provider is facing felony ...

Teens Plead Guilty In Fatal SF Shooting

Two teens involved in the December 2013 fatal shooting ...

Dozens Gather For Ferguson Rally In SF  story with video  Aug. 19

Dems Call For Daugaard, Rounds Subpoenas  Aug. 19

Man Gets Life For Killing Pregnant Girlfriend  Aug. 19

Iowa Boy Accused Of Severely Injuring Dog  Aug. 19

Ex-Prosecutor Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges  Aug. 19

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top