Cheyenne Stampede Hockey Take 2 of 3 On Road Trip In Colorado

The Cheyenne Stampede Tier II hockey team traveled south last weekend securing four critical points in a three game weekend road trip to Colorado. The Stampede was able to take two out of three games on the road to put them just four points out of fifth place in what is arguably the best division in the WSHL. On Friday, the Stampede traveled to Denver to face off with the Colorado Evolution. The very late start of the night game in front of a crowd, that had more stampede fans than the home team, was no problem for the Stampede to get up for. The Evolution with some very skilled foreign players was no match this night for The Stampede. The boys came out hard and scored often to Cruise to an 11-1 victory. Players finding the back of the net were #17 Thomas Puetz with a goal and three assists to lead the team in points. #15 Lukas Slansky and #8 Ryan Meyer each had two goals and one assist. #12 Troy Beinhauer put in two goals. Other players with goals were #9 Blake Bennet, #11 Austin Davis, and #3 Ryan Evans. #14 Thayne Trumbull had a goal and an assist and the Captain #10 Heath Lantz put up four assists to lead that category. Saturday, the Stampede faced off with a very fast Physical Superior Roughriders Hockey Club. The boys on both sides did not disappoint the fans. It was a back and forth contest with the Stampede drawing first blood on a goal from #12 Troy Beinhauer. The Stampede also got a goal from #17 Thomas Puetz. The Stampede would come up short in the contest dropping a very close game 3-2. Other stampede players posting points were #9 Blake Bennett with two assists to lead the team. #3 Ryan Evans with one assist and #6 Justin Stein with one assist. Sunday found the Cheyenne Stampede back in Denver facing off with a very disgruntled Evolution Hockey Club. The Evolution losing on Friday and Saturday saw them start the game with some determination and grit. Coach Gary Gill had this to say “Last game started off slow but we got our feet under us in the second ... But a win is a win and we need them all ... Good work boys” The Stampede fell 1-0 early in the contest but with a huge game by #10 Heath Lantz who posted two goals and four assists to lead the team with 6 points and #14 Thayne Trumbull with one goal and three assists for a four point afternoon, the Stampede were able to pick up the win and the much needed points. The Stampede won the contest going away by a score of 8-4. The top line of Lantz, Trumbull and Slansky continued putting up points. This line combined 21 points in three games to continue to lead the Stampede in scoring. Others scoring Sunday For the stampede were Blake Bennett, Robert Fogerty, Lukas Slansky, Troy Beinhauer, Austin Davis, Brody Knelsen, Mitchell Kocsis, and Justin Stein. The Cheyenne Stampede return home for the weekend of November 13-15th. They will play host to the Northwest Division Leading Missoula Maulers who will come into the weekend with a 15-2 record. The Cheyenne Stampede will be honoring all the men and women, past and present in the armed forces with their Military Appreciation weekend. Special Military themed jerseys will be worn by the players and will give the fans the chance to get a jersey off of the back of their favorite player. All proceeds will benefit local military causes. Tickets for this weekend’s Military Series can be found at: *Feature photo: Cheyenne Stampede Hockey/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo