After two games this weekend to open up the 2020/21 MJHL regular season, we now have our first edition of the Three Stars of the Week.
In case you missed it, the Swan Valley Stampeders kicked off their season with a 6-3 win in OCN Friday, Oct. 9 and followed that up with a 6-2 win in their home opener the following night.
One thing is for sure – this team can score goals. Over the course of both games this weekend, the Stampeders had nine different players find the back of the net. The high flying offence of the Stamps outscored their opponent 12-5 over the two games.
The “Three Stars of the Week” is brought to you by Paull Funeral Home & Crematorium, and will be awarded week-to-week with points being collected throughout the season. The top three will players will be recognized at the end of the season.
Three stars point system is as follows:
1st Star = 3 points
2nd Star = 2 points
3rd Star = 1 point
Check back every Monday for the Paull Funeral Home & Crematorium, Three Stars of the week.
THREE STARS (October 4 – October 11)
Alex Danis got his first taste of Stampeder hockey this past weekend and he turned several fans’ heads. The 19-year-old Calgary, AB speedster is this week’s third star. Danis collected two goals and an assist against the Blizzard in a home-and-home Friday and Saturday. Expect this youngster to excel in Swan this year. Danis sits tied for second in team scoring.
Quinn Mulder would get his first Junior A experience this weekend and by the looks of things, he’ll be a household name soon enough. The 19-year-old Terrace, BC native had a heck of a weekend for his team, collecting two goals and two assists. The hard-nosed forward currently sits first in team scoring.
Mikael Foucher had an outstanding weekend in the crease for the Stampeders. His performance over the course of two games warrants this week’s first star award. The 20-year-old from St. Hubert, QC stopped 42/45 shots he faced Friday night in a 6-3 win, and turned aside 41/43 shots he faced in Saturday’s 6-2 victory. Foucher sits with a .943 SV% and a 2.50 GAA. Expect to see big things from this veteran net-minder through the 2020/21 season.
Even though the team has scored 12 goals in two games, one thing Swan Valley has to fix before they return to action is the parade to the penalty box. The Stampeders are already the most penalized team in the league with 65 minutes in the sin-bin.
The Stampeders will resume their regular season schedule this Friday night (Oct 16.) in OCN, and return home Saturday to face the Blizzard yet again. Both games get underway at 7 p.m. and are available on HockeyTV.com.