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.
The Swan Valley Stampeders started the 2023 portion of their schedule with a pair of losses to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. With both wins, the Wolverines have moved into first place in the MGEU West Division, sitting one point ahead of the OCN Blizzard with four games in hand. The Stampeders on the other hand have lost five straight, falling to fourth in the standings.
The Stampeders have had trouble scoring as of late, but the story over the past two games was Tresor Wotton. Every once and a while you run into a hot goaltender and have to just tip your cap. The 19-year-old from Foxwarren, MB stood on his head, turning aside 74/75 shots he faced over the course of two games.
Kobe Grant certainly did his part in goal, he too stopped a pile of shots (53/56), giving his team a chance to win both nights.
Something that was apparent this past weekend, and even the last few games before the Christmas break, is consistent scoring throughout their lineup.
All teams go through a rough stretch where they lose a few in a row; the hope is to limit the length of those stretches. The Stampeders can’t dwell on the last five games, as they have a busy schedule this week playing three games in four nights. Action kicks off Wednesday Jan. 11 against the Dauphin Kings at the Centennial Arena.
- Trade Deadline is Jan. 10.
- Dakota Mason served his one game suspension (Swan Valley Stampeders Assistant Coach Dakota Mason has been suspended one (1) game as a result of his game misconduct penalty. The incident occurred in a game between the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and Swan Valley Stampeders on January 7th, in Swan Valley.)
- Stampeder defenceman Owen Harris served game 2/3 of his suspension (Swan Valley Stampeders Owen Harris D (2004) has been suspended three (3) games as per the CJHL minimum suspension guidelines regarding staged fights. The incident occurred in a game between the Swan Valley Stampeders and OCN Blizzard on December 17th, in Swan Valley).
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 (Jan. 1 – Jan. 8)
Steven Arp may not have scored any goals this past weekend but the youngster from Swan River, MB did everything he could to help out. Arp found another gear and was flying all over the ice the past two games, a great sign moving through the second half of the season.
Adam Rajsigl remains in the second-star position this week. The 20-year-old defenceman, was the only stampeder to find the back of the net this weekend, scoring his seventh of the year in Waywayseecappo. The 5’9” 165lbs defenceman sits fourth in team scoring with seven goals and 19 assists.
Kobe Grant returns to the three star selections after another unbelievable weekend. The 20-year-old from Vernon, BC did everything in his power to give his team a chance to win. Grant posted a 1.50 GAA and a .946 SV% in two games against the Wolverines.
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16 – Jakob Jones
12 – Trey Sauder
7 – Collin Jennings
6 – Steven Arp
6 – Kobe Grant
5 – Noah Wilson
5- Josh Danis
5 – Justin Keck
4 – Adam Rajsigl
4 – Myles Mason
4 – Warren Marcotte
3 – Loic Mainguy-Crepault
2 – Griffin Ayotte
1 – Darius Makse
1 – Tyler Park