FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4th, 2018
The Swan Valley Stampeders are proud to announce that Defenceman Daylin Smallchild has signed a pro contract with the Mannheim Maddogs in the Regionalliga league.
The 6’0” defenceman who hails from Duck Lake, Saskatchewan came to the Stampeders from the Onion Lake Border Chiefs of the NEAJBHL in 2015. Smallchild played 2 seasons with the Swan Valley Stampeders, suiting up in 110 games, scoring 9 goals and adding 37 assists.
“I’m excited to go overseas and experience a different culture altogether,” said Daylin Smallchild. “I’m very excited about going to Mannheim, Germany to continue my hockey career. After conversations with team representatives I jumped on the opportunity. I can’t thank Head Coach Taurean White enough for the help he gave me and the guidance through the entire process.”
“Smallchild plays a very structured style of hockey,” said Head Coach and General Manager Taurean White. “He is a passionate player who continued to put up points in any situation. We as an organization are excited about Daylin Smallchild turning pro and wish him nothing but the absolute best overseas in Germany.”
Daylin Smallchild will become the first Indigenous player from Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation to play pro hockey.
Stampeders Head Coach and General Manager Taurean White continues to provide players with a positive atmosphere, one that allows the players to stay focused and committed to their long term goals of making it to the next level.
The entire Swan Valley Stampeder Organization would like to congratulate Daylin Smallchild on his recent signing with the Mannheim Maddogs of the Regionalliga league in Germany.