Sioux Falls, SD--The Sioux Falls Stampede concluded a rare three game in three night stretch on a triumphant note as they controlled the Green Bay Gamblers 4-1 in front of 3,537 at the Sioux Falls Arena Sunday evening.
“This is where it gets down to the grinding part of the season, when you have a three-in-three like this,” said Skirving, who’s shorthanded goal in the third period gave the Herd a vital three-goal lead with 9:09 remaining in the game. “I thought we handled it pretty well.”
Two goals from Thomas Forgione along with tallies from Sam Rothstein and Skirving provided the offense for Sioux Falls (33-13-2), while ever-reliable goaltender Charlie Lindgren prevented 28 of 29 Gamblers, who were also playing their third game in three days. The victory boosts the Herd’s lead in the Western Conference up to five points over the idle Fargo Force.
The Stampede and Gamblers will go at it again this Friday when the teams meet again, this time in Green Bay. Game time is 7:05 PM and fans can hear all the action live on KELO and KELO.com starting with the Next2New Wireless Pre-Game show at 6:40 PM.