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Sioux Falls’ Zeb Knutson Attends Minnesota Wild Development Camp

Stampede Alum Invited By NHL Franchise

ST. PAUL, MN  —  Sioux Falls native Zeb Knutson always dreamed of playing hockey in the NHL. For this week at least he’s getting to live that dream at the Minnesota Wild’s development camp. Wearing the #67 for the green squad, Knutson was an invitee to the camp which had a total of 43 players.  The weekend camp concluded this evening…

Stampede Alum Oshie Revels In Stanley Cup Win With Ailing Father

Fourth Former Member Of The Herd To Hoist The Stanley Cup

LAS VEGAS, NV  —  T.J. Oshie became world famous for his heroics in the 2014 Winter Olympics.  And last night the former Sioux Falls Stampede forward raised the ultimate prize in hockey. The Stanley Cup. Oshie became the fourth Stampede alum to hoist the Stanley Cup last night when his Capitals beat Vegas 4-3 to take the series 4-1.  T.J….

Stampede Trade Luverne Alum Jaxon Nelson To Chicago

Herd Hope To Bolster Defense

Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Stampede announced Friday they have acquired defenseman Matt Kessel and a fourth round selection in the 2019 USHL Phase II Draft in exchange for forward Jaxon Nelson.   Kessel, a 6-foot-3, 193-pound right-handed shot, skated in 52 USHL games last year between Fargo and Chicago. He tallied three assists and was a plus-13 during that…

Shorthanded Stampede Stunned By Lincoln To End Year

Herd Fall 5-4 In Decisive Third Game Against Stars

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the better parts of six months the Sioux Falls Stampede looked like a contender for the Clark Cup. All of that came to a crashing halt over the last two weeks and, ultimately, last night in the decisive third game of their playoff series with Lincoln. After blowing 3-1 and 4-3 third period leads, the…

Stampede Season Ends with Overtime Loss to Lincoln

Stampede Season Ends with Overtime Loss to Lincoln

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Sioux Falls Stampede season came to an end Thursday night at the Premier Center. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on a pair of goals by Adam Dawe. And Kirill Panyukov made it 3-1 after 2 periods. But the Stars dominated the 3rd period, scoring three times to send the game…

Stars Tie Clark Cup Series With Stampede

Stars Tie Clark Cup Series With Stampede

Sioux Falls, SD—The Lincoln Stars staved off elimination and forced a Game 3 with a 6-3 victory over the Stampede Wednesday night at the PREMIER Center. The Herd and Stars will square off in a winner-take-all Game 3 on Thursday night at 7:05 PM. The winner will advance to the Western Conference Semifinals to face Waterloo while the loser will…

Herd Players Gain Confidence From Game One Victory

Herd Players Gain Confidence From Game One Victory

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Stampede got the post season started on the right foot (skate) Tuesday night with a 5-3 win over Lincoln in the best of three playoff series. Kevin Conley, who scored the 1st goal feels it will give them plenty of confidence moving forward and Jack St. Ivany who scored the 3rd goal really felt having the…

Herd Roll to Game One Victory over Lincoln

Herd Roll to Game One Victory over Lincoln

Sioux Falls, SD—If Stampede fans were worried that the teams struggles down the stretch in the regular season would carry over into the playoffs those worries were put to bed early Tuesday night at the PREMIER Center. The Herd came ready to play and topped the Lincoln Stars 5-3 in Game 1 of their first round series. The Herd lead…

Stampede Ready for Post Season

Stampede Ready for Post Season

SIOUX FALLS, SD…The Stampede faltered down the stretch in the regular season. But they had played so well prior to the slump that they still gained home ice advantage for the opening round Clark Cup playoff series against the Lincoln Stars. Head coach Scott Owens knows his team was really good for 6 months and hopes the new start will…

Stampede Look To Stop Slump In Playoffs

Herd Open First Round Against Lincoln Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Tomorrow night playoff hockey takes over the Premier Center as the Sioux Falls Stampede begin their Clark Cup First Round Series with Lincoln. The Herd wrapped up the regular season last night with a 3-2 shootout loss at Fargo.  Though there were signs that they’re ready to breakout, the Stampede head into the playoffs on their…

Stampede Clinch Home Ice In Playoffs Despite Loss To Fargo

Herd Shutout In Home Finale 3-0 But Gain Home Ice Thanks To Lincoln Loss

Sioux Falls, SD—They say Friday the 13th is unlucky and the Sioux Falls Stampede found that out the hard way at the PREMIER Center. A crowd of over 10,000 was expected before the winter blizzard blasted all of South Dakota, but still 6,313 fans braved the elements to attend and cheer on the hometown team. The Stampede offense stalled however,…

Russian Import Berdin Leads Stampede Between The Pipes

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Mikhail Berdin loves playing in front of fans in the United States. “Because when I play in KHL we had maybe 3,000 maximum in fans. In here sometimes we have 10,000.” Stampede Goalie Mikhail Berdin says. And Sioux Falls Stampede fans love their goalie from Russia. “I think it helps motivate him. He’s fiercly competitive and…

Stampede Swept In Waterloo

Herd Drop Second Straight 4-1

Waterloo, IA-For the second night in a row the Stampede fell in a two-goal hole and weren’t able to rally back as they fell 4-1 to the Waterloo Black Hawks Saturday night at Young Arena. Waterloo topped Sioux Falls 5-3 on Friday night. It marks just the second time this season the Herd have dropped back-to-back games. The Herd are…

Stampede Fall Short In Waterloo

Herd Fall 5-3

  Waterloo, IA—The Sioux Falls Stampede battled back from an early two-goal deficit, but the Waterloo Black Hawks edged the Herd 5-3 Friday night at Young Arena. The Herd rallied from a 2-0 first period deficit to tie the game, but the Hawks went on to score two more goals of their own to regain the two-goal lead and hung…

Zeb Knutson Signs Pro Contract in AHL

MILWAUKEE, WI… The Milwaukee Admirals have signed Sioux Falls native Zeb Knutson to an amateur try-out (ATO) contract. The 24-year old forward recently completed a collegiate career with Minnesota State University (Mankato). Knutson played for two seasons in the USHL and did so with his hometown team the Sioux Falls Stampede. In that time he amassed 99 points (53 goals, 46 assists)…

Stampede Win Overtime Thriller over Waterloo

Stampede Win Overtime Thriller over Waterloo

Sioux Falls, SD—Griffin Lunn’s goal 2:56 into overtime lifted the Sioux Falls Stampede to a 3-2 victory over the Waterloo Black Hawks before 7,170 fans at the PREMIER Center Friday night. The win moved the Stampede (31-15-8) within two points of the Black Hawks for first place in the Western Conference with six games remaining on the schedule. The Stampede…

Owens Talks About Tight Race for Playoff Positioning

Owens Talks About Tight Race for Playoff Positioning

SIOUX FALLS, SD… 4 teams in the USHL’s Western Conference started play Friday night within 3 points in the playoff standings. All will make the post season, but gaining one of the top two seeds would mean a bye in the first round while the 3rd and 4th teams would host a best of 3 series. Scott Owens is impressed…

NCAA Hockey West Regional Feature Sioux Falls Natives & Stampede Alums

Play Begins Friday At Premier Center

Sioux Falls, SD—Several former Stampede players will be making their way back to Sioux Falls for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional at the PREMIER Center this upcoming weekend. The field of 16 was announced on Sunday and the four teams playing in Sioux Falls are Air Force, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State-Mankato and St. Cloud State. A…