Stampede Roll to 4th Straight Win!
by KDLT Sports
October 29, 2010 10:57 PM
The Sioux Falls Stampede scored three times in the first period and blew past the Lincoln Stars 7-2, Friday night in Sioux Falls. Connor Reilly led the way with two goals and an assist while Christian Isackson added a goal and two assists and Anthony Day posted a goal and an assist. The win was the fourth straight for the Stampede who are now 5-2-0 on the season.
Stephon Williams earned the win in goal for the Herd, stopping 24 shots. Sioux Falls outshot the Stars 48-26 on the night. The game was scoreless in the first until 11:02 of the period when Anthony Day tallied the first of four powerplay goals on the night. Day tried to one-time a pass from Connor Reilly, but it bounced off his stick. He was able to corral the puck back though and wristed a shot past Lincoln netminder Lukas Hafner. Minutes later, Dominic Zombo took a pass from Ryan Jacobson in the slot and wristed a shot into the back of the net to give the Herd a 2-0 edge after one period. The Herd outshot the Stars 15-9 in the period.
The Stampede kept up the intensity in the second when Connor Reilly tallied the first of two goals for him on the night just 2:59 into the period. Lincoln would respond midway through the period to make it a 3-1 lead. Brent Darnell extended the Stampede lead at 11:08 on the powerplay. Zach Kamrass blasted a shot from the left point that was stopped by Hafner, but the rebound was batted in mid-air by Darnell to make it a 4-1 game. 21 seconds later, Austin Young and Daniel Doremus dropped the puck back inside the left circle for Connor Reilly who wristed home his second goal of the night to make it a 5-1 game. That goal chased Hafner from the net and brought in Kevin Murdock. Dominik Shine tallied a goal late in the period for Lincoln to make it a 5-2 game. The Stampede sealed the game in the third with goals from Christian Isackson and Austyn Young. Isackson took a pass from Ryan Jacobson down the right wing side and wristed a shot from inside the right circle into the back of the net at 14:18. The Herd put the game away for good at 18:12 when Austyn Young tallied his second goal of the year on the powerplay to make it a 7-2 game.
The Stampede finished the night 4 for 12 on the powerplay while keeping the Stars scoreless on two opportunities. With the Stampede’s 48 shots, the Herd have now tallied at least 30 or more shots in all but one game this season.
The Herd return home Saturday night to face the Fargo Force at 7:05 PM.