It’s time for another Three Stars of the Week, which is brought to you by Paull Funeral Home and Crematorium. Every Monday we will be awarding three players who had a big week and giving them stars. We will be doing this week-to-week with points accumulating throughout the season. The top three will players will be recognized and presented an award during our final home game of the season.
The Swan Valley Stampeders finished of the 2021 portion of their schedule with a pair of losses to the Portage Terriers at Stride Place. The Terriers doubled up the Stamps’ 4-2 Friday Dec. 17 and then defeated Swan Valley 5-1 Saturday Dec. 18. The Stampeders had a chance to get to .500 hockey on the year but failed to do so and now sit with a record of 12-16-0-2.
Noah Fladager and Jackson Betcher each collected a goal in Friday night’s loss while Betcher scored the team’s only goal in a 5-1 loss Saturday night.
It has been an up and down season for the Stampeders but they do remain in the mix in the West Division. Swan Valley finds themselves one game back of fourth place and two games back of third in the West.
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 (Dec. 12 – Dec. 19)
Adam Rajsigl has been consistently putting up points from the Stampeder backend all season. That was no different this weekend as the Tecumseh, ON product collected a pair of assists in back-to-back losses to the Portage Terriers. 19-year-old sits fourth in team scoring with 20 points (5G, 15A)
Noah Fladager takes over this week’s second star selection. The 20-year-old collected a goal and an assist in a pair of weekend losses to the Portage Terriers. The Campbell River, BC product sits seventh in team scoring with 18 points (8G, 10A).
Jackson Betcher returns to the Three Stars of the Week and does so with a big weekend for his hometown team. The 20-year-old collected two goals in two games against the Portage Terriers. The Swan River product now sits sixth overall in team scoring with 18 points (9G, 9A).
The Stampeders have now entered their Christmas break and won’t see any action until the New Year. Swan Valley will kick off the 2022 portion of their schedule Friday Jan. 7 and Saturday Jan. 8 at home against the Winnipeg Blues. Tickets can be purchased online at stampedershockey.com, Patty’s Sports Excellence or at the door.
STANDINGS (Point Leaders)
10 – Cody Barnes
10 – Carter Cockburn
8 – Kobe Grant
8 – Quinn Mulder
4 – Callum Fortin
4 – Jackson Betcher
4 – Adam Rajsigl
3 – Tyler Park
3 – Jacob Paler-Chow
3 – Justin Keck
3 – Noah Fladager
2 – Dylan Black
1 – Trey Sauder
1 – Myles Mason
1 – Darius Makse