Stampeders split weekend set with ‘Roos, ‘Hawks

The Williams Lake Stampeders split a pair of East Division games during the weekend.

The Williams Lake Stampeders split a pair of East Division games during the weekend versus the Lac La Hache Tomahawks and the Quesnel Kangaroos.

The Stamps skated into Lac La Hache Friday night and took a 7-2 win, before falling to the Kangaroos in Quesnel the following day, 9-5.

Williams Lake peppered the Tomahawks with 64 shots in the contest, with Dylan Richardson, Stuart Sasges, Matt Lees, Matt Stang, Chad Wilde, Kaleb Boyle and Nathan Zurak all adding single tallies.

For the Tomahawks Dervy Johny and Derek Walters scored.

Matt Brenner picked up the win between the pipes for the Stamps.

On Saturday Quesnel jumped out to an early 4-0 lead with goals from Alessio Tomassetti, Brandon Mistole, Riley Marsh and Paul Girodat, before Lees put Williams Lake on the board.

Andrew Fisher and Zurak followed suit with goals for the Stamps to make it 4-3, but Quesnel answered back with two more tallies from Mike Kalusny to go up 6-3 heading into the final frame.

There, Girodat added two more goals, while Curtis Gassoff added another, to put the game out of reach for the Stamps.

Kurtis Bond and Boyle did add singles in the frame, however, Quesnel marched away with the 9-5 win.

The win puts the Kangaroos (4-3-1) within one point of the Stampeders (5-2-0) for first place in the Central Interior Hockey League’s East Division.

The Tomahawks, meanwhile, are winless in seven outings.

The Stampeders return home this Friday, Nov. 20 to host the Tomahawks. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

On Saturday Williams Lake travels to Quesnel for another matchup with the Kangaroos.

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