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Special Teams Struggle in 6-2 Loss at Des Moines

February 20, 2021 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Sioux Falls Stampede News Release

DES MOINES, IA - The Sioux Falls Stampede dropped a 6-2 decision to the Des Moines Buccaneers Friday night at Buccaneer Arena. Luke Toporowski and Cole Sillinger scored, while Noah Grannan saved 24 of 29 shots on net.

The Des Moines Buccaneers tallied the opening goal of the game at the 12:40 mark of the first period on the power play. Sam Renlund scored the goal with the assists going to Alex Laferriere and Matt Choupani. The Stampede answered back roughly two minutes later with a goal from Luke Toporowski from Brent Johnson and Garrett Pinoniemi also on the power play.

The game quickly turned for the worst 4:49 into the second period with another power play goal from Zakary Karpa, assisted by Zach Faremouth and Renlund. Laferriere finished off the period with yet another power play goal for the 3-1 lead.

A small jolt from Cole Sillinger 42 seconds into the third period brought the game within one but was silenced as Des Moines scored three consecutive goals to close the game, including an empty-net tally.

The Stampede continues their road swing with a game at the Tri-City Storm tomorrow night with puck drop at 7:05 p.m. Fans can also catch the game streaming live at or listen live on KELO Radio 107.9 FM, 1320 AM or

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