The Second last PAULL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM THREE STARS OF THE WEEK for 2021/22
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 season is slowly coming to a close and so is the Three Stars of the Week. The Three Stars of the Week will conclude next Monday, Feb. 28 with a presentation to the top three point-getters coming Saturday, Mar. 5 at the Centennial Arena with Dana Paull, owner of Paull Funeral Home & Crematorium.
The Stampeders had themselves another interesting week against a West Division opponent, the Virden Oil Capitals. Swan Valley had a chance to overtake the Oil Caps’ Friday night at the Centennial Arena but couldn’t muster any offence and they would fall 3-1 on home ice creating a three-point separation in the standings.
Saturday night was a completely different story as the Stampeders used five separate goal scorers to take down Virden 5-1 at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Ninteen-year-old Kobe Grant was sensational in the win. The British Columbia product stopped 40/41 shots he faced in the win.
Earlier in the week, the Standings reverted and it showed the Stampeders only had 19 wins and sat five points behind Virden, which was inaccurate. The 4-0 win in OCN wasn’t completed through the online scoring system which held back one win and two points in the Standings. That has since been corrected and Swan Valley now sits with a record of 21-21-1-4, one point behind Virden and three points up on Neepawa who has three games in hand while Virden holds two games in hand.
Swan Valley will need to bring everything they have to the table in both games this weekend against the Oil Capitals. Swan Valley cannot afford to not gain any points as they push towards the playoffs in March.
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 (Feb. 13 – Feb. 20)
Carter Cockburn celebrated a huge milestone for his hometown team last Friday, dressing in his 150th MJHL game. The 20-year-old was skunked Friday night but followed that up with a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win Saturday night on the road. The Swan River product sits first in team scoring with 45 points (19G, 26A).
Kobe Grant only dressed in one game last week but it was a huge game for the 19-year-old. Grant stepped in and backstopped his team to their 21st win of the season and helped his team pull to within one point of the Virden Oil Capitals. The B.C. product sits with a record of 11-14-0-1 posting a 3.39 GAA and a .906 SV%.
Brad Fortin continues to bring his game every night for the Stampeders and that effort has been paying off recently for the 20-year-old. Fortin was able to collect a goal and an assist against Virden in a 5-1 win Saturday. The Langley, B.C. product sits third in team scoring with 33 points (13G, 20A).
STANDINGS (Point Leaders)
18 – Carter Cockburn
13 – Cody Barnes
10 – Quinn Mulder
9 – Kobe Grant
7 – Adam Rajsigl
6 – Ethan Matchim
5 – Justin Keck
4 – Jacob Paler-Chow
4 – Callum Fortin
3 – Dylan Black
3 – Brad Fortin
3 – Trey Sauder
3 – Tyler Park
2 – Myles Mason
2 – Collin Jennings
1 – Darius Makse