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 being collected throughout the season. The top three will players will be recognized and presented an award during our final home game of the regular season.
First off, the three stars of the week will close down in two weeks’ time in order to hand out the top three awards on March 17. Secondly, we have made it to the double points portion of the season.
The Swan Valley Stampeders went 2/3 last week, outscoring their opponents 16-14 during those three games.
The Stampeders started the week off right, defeating the MGEU West Division leaders the OCN Blizzard in a Wild West showdown. Both teams combined for 12 goals in a very entertaining game at the Centennial Arena. Jakob Jones had a statement game, scoring three goals, and adding two assists to help lead his team to victory Tuesday, Feb. 22.
The Stampeders followed that up with a hard-to-swallow 6-5 loss to the Winnipeg Freeze Friday night. Swan Valley started flat and fell behind 3-0 before finding some traction and making things interesting in the third period. It was all for not as the Stampeders had their four-game win streak snapped.
Great teams find a way to rebound, and the Stampeders did just that Saturday night at the Centennial Arena. Swan Valley found a way to take down the high-flying Winkler Flyers, 4-3 in an overtime thriller. Collin Jennings was able to pick up his first-ever hat-trick at the Junior A level, scoring his third of the night 42 seconds into the extra frame.
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 = 6 points
2nd Star = 4 points
3rd Star = 2 points
Check back every Monday for the Paull Funeral Home & Crematorium Three Stars of the week.
THREE STARS (Feb. 19 – Feb. 26)
Trey Sauder slips one spot this week, collecting three points in three games. The 19-year-old Swan River, MB product picked up two goals during their 7-5 win over the OCN Blizzard Wednesday, Feb. 22. He added an assist against Winkler during their 4-3 overtime win at the Centennial Arena. The local product sits second in team scoring with 53 Points (22G, 31A).
Collin Jennings had himself a week, scoring four goals and adding two assists. The generator was all in last week, blocking shots, taking hits to make the play, scoring goals and adding helpers all week. The 20-year-old defenceman from North Vancouver, B.C. now sits fifth in team scoring with 34 points (12G, 22A).
Jakob Jones continues to shine in a Stampeder uniform. The 19-year-old from Vernon, BC collected nine points in three games last week. Jones had one of his biggest games against the Blizzard last Wednesday, scoring three goals and adding two assists in their massive win against the MGEU West Division leaders. He followed that up with a goal and two assists in their loss to Winnipeg Friday night, closing out the week with an assist against Winkler Saturday night. Jones sits fourth overall in the MJHL with 61 points (28G, 33A).
21 – Jakob Jones
18 – Trey Sauder
13 – Kobe Grant
10 – Collin Jennings
9 – Justin Keck
7 – Adam Rajsigl
5 – Alex Walicki
5 – Noah Wilson
5- Josh Danis
4 – Myles Mason
4 – Warren Marcotte
3 – Loic Mainguy-Crepault
2 – Ashton Fishley
2 – Griffin Ayotte
1 – Darius Makse
1 – Tyler Park