Stampede takes advantage of power plays, downs Des Moines

By Jason Shaner

Bucs play 20 minutes of hockey and lose 6-3

By Kevin Kasel on 03/23/2002

Saturday night at the Metro Ice Sports Arena in Des Moines, the Buccaneers managed to play only 20 minutes of good hockey falling to the Sioux Falls Stampede by a 6-3 score. The Stampede took advantage of their power plays when they got them, converting on 3 of 6 opportunities.

In the first period, Sioux Falls outshot Des Moines 16-10 and where it counted led 3-0 on the scoreboard. Sioux Falls went 2 for 4 on the power play in the 1st period. Sioux Falls 1st goal was a rebound left lying around that the Bucs were unable to clear that Eric Przepiorka was able to bury. Jacob Micflikier got a one-timer feed from the USHL’s leading scorer, Thomas Vanek to give the Stampede the 2-0 lead. Marty Sertich then converted on the power play to give the Stampede the 3-0 lead heading into the 1st intermission.

In the 2nd period, someone flipped a switch on the Bucs. Des Moines, who outshot the Stampede by a 18-9 count in the period, controlled things on the scoreboard where it counts to tie the score 3-3. Chris Collins got the Bucs on the board first by putting home a rebound on the power play. Keith Boyer got a gift as a clearing attempt hits one of the linesmen and the puck stays in the zone, Boyer came in and goes top shelf to bring the Bucs within one, 3-2. With about five minutes left in the period, Luke Irwin got a shot that flipped over Stampede netminder Kellen Briggs to tie things up at 3 a piece.

Four minutes into the 3rd, Jason Moul found himself with a wide open net on a rebound and re-claimed the lead for the Stampede 4-3. About forty seconds later Joe Jensen put the puck past Des Moines goaltender Chris Gartman to give the Stampede a two-goal lead 5-3. Then with about 6 minutes to go, Jesse Stokke feathered the puck down ice and only two people are able to get to the puck, Jason Moul or Chris Gartman. Moul wraps around the net for the goal to give the Stampede the 6-3 score, setting the final count.

Sioux Falls Stampede @ Des Moines Buccaneers

1st Period
Scoring: (SF) Przepiorka (Fatticci, Vanek) 5:17 PP; (SF) Micflikier (Vanek) 10:01 ES; (SF) Sertich, M (Przepiorka, Fylling) 12:54 PP.
Penalty: (SF) Sullivan 1:58 Major, Fighting; (DM) Irwin 1:58 Major, Fighting; (DM) Hansen 4:48 Minor, Holding; (SF) Przepiorka 5:43 Minor, Delay of Game; (DM) Leach 5:43 Minor, Delay of Game; (SF) Smith 6:06 Minor, Delay of Game; (DM) Kotary 6:06 Minor, Delay of Game; (SF) Foster 7:30 Minor, Holding; (SF) Fylling 7:52 Minor, Slashing; (DM) Stoflet 10:50 Minor, Tripping; (DM) Leach 11:49 Minor, High Sticking; (DM) Genovy 15:37 Minor, Roughing; (SF) Konnick 18:36 Minor, Roughing.

2nd Period
Scoring: (DM) Collins (Hutchins, Genovy) 2:35 PP; (DM) Boyer (Hutchins, Nikle) 11:33 PP; (DM) Irwin (Leach, Johnson) 15:07 ES.
Penalty: (SF) Przepiorka 1:54 Minor, Holding; (SF) Fatticci 4:53 Minor, Holding; (SF) Moul 10:56 Minor, Holding; (SF) Fatticci 12:41 Minor, Slashing; (DM) Collins 12:41 Minor, Slashing; (SF) Fylling 16:44 Minor, Delay of Game; (DM) Boyer 16:44 Minor, Delay of Game; (DM) Matieroukine 17:52 Minor, Elbowing; (SF) Vannelli 19:34 Minor, Hooking.

3rd Period
Scoring: (SF) Moul (Sertich, M) 4:09 PP; (SF) Jensen (Forconi) 4:47 ES; (SF) Moul (Stokke, Vanek) 14:44 ES.
Penalty: (DM) Leach 2:10 Minor, Holding; (SF) Fatticci 9:38 Minor, Hooking; (DM) Collins 9:38 Minor, Unsportsmanlike Conduct; (SF) Fylling 11:18 Minor, Tripping; (SF) Stokke 15:33 Minor, Hooking; (SF) Sullivan 18:57 Minor, Roughing; (DM) Chambers 18:57 Minor, Roughing.

Three Stars Selection:
1)HutchinsDes Moines
2)PrzepiorkaSioux Falls
3)Sertich, MSioux Falls

Power Play: DM 2 for 9 (0 SHGF); SF 3 for 6 (0 SHGF).

Goaltenders:(DM) Gartman (L) 35 Saves – 41 SOG, 60:00, Record: 25-16-3

(SF) Briggs (W) 35 Saves – 38 SOG, 60:00, Record: 25-13-1

Referee:Chris CiamagaLinesmen:Chad Evers & Todd Lacina.