Cheyenne Stampede hands Maulers their third and fourth loss of the season

In a weekend full of Respect, Honor and Appreciation for our men and women in the armed forces, the Stampede were able to find time for some very good hockey. In front of sold out packed stands the Cheyenne Stampede hosted the Missoula Maulers for a 3 game set in Cheyenne. The Maulers entered Cheyenne at 15-2 and the number 2 spot in the Northwest Division. Wearing the military themed jerseys, the Stampede paid tribute to current and former members of our armed forces and their families. The quality of the hockey was a great bi product for the weekend and the fans. On Friday night the Thayne Trumbull was able to tie the game at 5 a piece with less than 9 minutes to go. In what looked to be a game headed to overtime, the Maulers were able to find the back of the net with only 57 seconds remaining in regulation. Despite a last ditch effort by the boys, they came up short and dropped Friday’s game 6-5. Players scoring goals were Heath Lantz with 2, Thayne Trumbull had 2, and Casey Goodmanson had 1. Others with points were Austin Davis and Mitchell Kocsis with an assist each, and Lukas Slansky that chipped in 2. ​ Saturdays match up found a very determined Stampede team take to the ice. A huge game that resulted in a hat trick for Lukas Slansky propelled the Stampede to the win, and handed Missoula their third loss of the season. Slansky led the team in points with his 3 goals. The other goal scorer in the 4-3 win was Justin Stein. Thayne Trumbull chipped in 3 assists to lead the team. Heath Lantz had 2 helpers and Patrick Asenbrenner, Blake Bennett, and Mitchel Kocsis each had one. Sundays contest found the Stampede down by 2 goals early in the third period. With under 15 minutes to play the combination of Thayne Trumbull and Heath Lantz were able to combine for 4 points and help the Stampede stave off a late rally and capture the win by a score of 5-4. Thayne Trumbull led the team in points with 1 goal and 3 assists. Heath Lantz came through big with 2 goals and the game winner. The team also got goals from Lukas Slansky and Austin Davis each with one. Others recording assists were Lukas Slansky, Ryan Meyer, Brody Knelsen, Ryan Evans and Austin Davis each with one helper. The Stampede secured 4 much needed points on the weekend making their record 8-11. In securing the points they handed the Maulers their 3rd and 4th loss of the season. The line of Lantz, Trumbull, and Slansky continued their scoring with a combined 22 points over the course of 3 games. The Stampede spend this week gearing up for a 3 game inter division home stand with the Salt Lake City Moose and the Ogden Mustangs. Tickets for the Utah Series are now on sale at: #shortgo