Queenstown’s Stampede lose twice against rivals

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Queenstown’s ice hockey team lost another shootout to rivals Canterbury after a dramatic comeback from the champions.

Southern Stampede were 8-4 up going into the third period at Queenstown Ice Arena on Saturday night – and dominating the repeat of last year’s contentious final won by the Red Devils.

But four unanswered goals in a chaotic first five minutes for the Devils brought the game level.

The remainder of the period and overtime was a war of attrition before Devils again took the shootout with Chris Eaden scoring the winning goal – although this time not with a spin-o-rama move.

Canterbury also won Sunday night’s fixture of the double-header, scoring in overtime to win 6-5. Stampede earn two points from the games, as they went to overtime.