PAULL FUNERAL HOME 3 STARS OF THE WEEK!!
The Stampeders have had a tough stretch of hockey recently, going 1-2 last week, and 2 for 5 over the last two weeks.
Swan Valley travelled to Neepawa Wednesday November 27 (Win 6-1) and again on Friday November 29 (Loss 2-1), and returned home to face the Portage Terries Saturday November 30 (Loss 5-2).
Over the course of 180 minutes played, the Stampeders scored 9 goals while giving up 8, 5 of which were against the Portage Terriers.
Two youngsters are continuing to grow; Josh Beauchemin and Parker Johnson are consistently finding ways to contribute offensively. Over the course of two games last week, the two 18-year-olds picked up a combined 6 points for their club.
The Stampeders also made a few moves leading up to the December 1st cut down date. December 1st is where all Junior A teams must have 25 players or less moving forward.
Swan Valley shipped out 20-year-old goaltender Michael Davis to the Neepawa Natives for futures, 20-year-old forward Kasyn Kruse (who had just returned from the NAHL) and 18-year-old forward Cordell Coleman were moved to the Dauphin Kings for futures. The club would then acquire 1999 born forward Ryley Lanthier from the Canmore Eagles of the AJHL for futures. The Stampeders also added two 19-year-olds, signing forward Daunte Fortner goaltender Jaden Little.
With the December 1st cut down in the rearview mirror, the team will now focus on four big games this week. OCN will be in Swan Wednesday December 4 (RBC Game Night – Swan Valley Communities that care Toy Drive) we ask that you bring a toy to donate. The club will then hit the road for a 3-in-3 this weekend with back-to-back stops in Steinbach Friday and Saturday, and Winnipeg on Sunday.
Despite the 1-2 record last week, the team sits in 4th place, 4 points back of Winkler for 3rd and 7 points back of Portage for 1st overall.
Won 6-1 in Neepawa Wednesday November 27.
Trevor Schroder, Josh Beauchemin, Jackson Betcher, Luke Beerman, Mattias Dal Monte, and Josh Beauchemin.
Lost 2-1 in Neepawa Friday November 25.
Lost 5-2 to Portage at home Saturday November 30
Leyson Coleman, Nathan Carl
The Three Stars of the Week is awarded week-to-week with points being collected throughout the season. The top three players will be presented an award before our final home game of the regular season.
Three stars point system is as follows:
1st Star = 5 points
2nd Star = 3 points
3rd Star = 1 point
Check back every Monday evening for the Paull Funeral Home & Crematorium, Three Stars of the week.
THREE STARS (Nov 25 – Dec 2)
Mattias Dal Monte is this weeks 3rd star. The 19-year-old from Nanaimo, BC would pick up two points Wednesday November 27 in Neepawa. The 6`3” 185 lbs defenceman assisted on the games first goal and would later score his 9th of the year. In 28 games played, Dal Monte has scored 9 goals, adding 19 assists for 28 points. The youngster was just recently named the Telus Defenceman of the Month – 14GP, 6G-12A, 18 PTS.
Parker Johnson’s speed and hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed this season. The 18-year-olds play making abilities continue to show every time he steps on the ice. He makes it into the 3 star selection for the first time. The Elkhorn, MB native found the scoresheet on 3 separate occasions last week. The 5’11” 170 lbs forward would pick up back-to-back assists in Neepawa Wednesday November 27 and would score the Stampeders only goal Friday November 29 against the Neepawa Natives. In 24 games, he has collected 4 goals, adding 4 assists for 8 points.
Josh Beauchemin takes over this weeks 1st star honors. The 18-year-old from Ile des Chenes, MB continues to impress Stampeder fans. The speedy forward picked up 3 points in just two games played last week against the Neepawa Natives. In 21 games with the Stampeders, he has collected 7 goals and 7 assist for 14 points.
Honourable mentions go out to Trevor Schroder (1G, 1A), Josh Maucieri (2A), and Callum Fortin (2A).
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Point Leaders (2019-20)
13 – Trevor Schroder
13 – Josh Maucieri
11- Mattias Dal Monte
9 – Tommy Cardinal
7 – Nathan Carl
6- Carter Cockburn
6 – Frazer Dodd
6 – Luke Beerman
5 – Mikael Foucher
1 – Josh Beauchemin
1- Leyson Coleman
1 – Jackson Betcher
1 – Callum Fortin
1 – John Jebamani