Taking on the Stampede

The Quesnel Kangaroos took on some tough competition over the weekend.

The Quesnel Kangaroos took on some tough competition over the weekend. The team headed to Williams Lake to face off against the Stampeders for the third time this season.

With only one loss to speak of in the season so far the Stampeders gave the Kangaroos a challenge. The Stampeders took control of the game at only 18 seconds in, with Stampeders Nathan Zurak with the help of fellow teammate Matt Lees and Andrew Fisher scoring the first goal of the night.

Nearing the end of the first period Alessio Tomassetti skated in alongside Mitch Galbraith and Curtis Gassoff to score the ‘Roos first goal of the night on a powerplay.

The second period started with a score of 1-1, but the Stampeders would quickly stack the odds in their favour during the second period.

Goal after goal the Stampeders left the ‘Roos falling behind.

Scoring four goals in the second period the Stampeders proved their near flawless record for this season has been well earned. As the players took to the ice for the third and final period the score was 5-1 in favour of Williams Lake.

‘Roo Kyle Schisler, assisted by Paul Girodat and Gassoff scored Quesnel’s second goal of the night on a power play. But this wasn’t enough to catch up to the Stampeders.

As the buzzer sounded, bringing the game to an end the ‘Roos were sent home with a loss of 7-2.

Next for the ‘Roos is another face-off with the Williams Lake Stampeders this time on home ice Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m. Come down to the Twin Arenas and cheer on the Quesnel Kangaroos, it might be that the fourth time is the charm for the Quesnel boys.


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