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 had a great week, collecting four out of six points in a trio of road games. Swan Valley did something they haven’t been able to all season, defeating the OCN Blizzard. For some reason, every team has that one team they have trouble playing against, this season it seems to be the OCN Blizzard. Well, the
Stampeders figured out a way to win and they did so in huge fashion Tuesday night, skating to a 7-4 win on the road. Kobe Grant stood on his head, stopping 49/53 shots he faced for his 15th win of the season.
The Stampeders travelled south for a two-game road trip which started Saturday in Winnipeg against the Blues. The Stampeders rattled off six goals to take down the Blues 6-2. Kobe Grant stopped 26/28 shots he faced for his 16th win of the season. One big thing to mention is the Stampeders only gave up one power play during the entire game.
Sunday was a different story, giving the Pistons five straight power plays in the first period. Those proved to be costly as the Pistons, who only dressed 17 players, held a 2-0 lead after the first, 4-1 after the second. The Stampeders had many power play chances of their own but couldn’t get pucks through to the net as the Pistons players put their bodies on the line blocking shots all night long. Swan was able to score a pair of goals in the third but ultimately fell to the Pistons 5-3.
Something really cool to note – the Stampeders used 11 different goal scorers in three games last week.
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. 22 – Jan. 29)
Trey Sauder has been one of the most consistent Stampeder players all season, collecting points throughout. The 6’0” 190lbs forward picked up three goals and an assist over three games last week. Sauder collected an assist, then scored into an empty net Tuesday to help his team claim a 7-4 win over OCN. He added a power play goal Saturday in Winnipeg and followed that up with the Stampeders’ first goal of the game in Steinbach Sunday. The 19-year-old Swan River, MB product sits third in team scoring with 42 points (18G, 24A).
Alex Walicki has found his way recently in a Stampeders jersey. Collecting four points in three games last week, the 5’11” 185 lbs forward helped his team earn four out of the six points up for grabs. The 19-year-old collected a goal and an assist Tuesday against OCN and followed that up with a goal against Winnipeg Saturday night. The Calgary, AB product sits with 16 points (8G, 8A) in 28 games.
Collin Jennings had another enormous week for the Stampeders picking up six points in three games. The man they call Generator was certainly generating offence all week long for his team. The 6’1” 200 lbs defenceman picked up two assists against OCN, one goal and two assists against Winnipeg and followed that up with a goal and an assist against Steinbach Sunday. The North Vancouver, BC native now sits fifth in team scoring with 27 points (8G, 19A).
Honourable mentions this week go to Justin Keck (1G, 3A), Warren Marcotte (1G, 3A), and Landen Gulutzan (1G, 2A).
18 – Jakob Jones
15 – Trey Sauder
10 – Kobe Grant
7 – Steven Arp
7 – Collin Jennings
6 – Justin Keck
6 – Adam Rajsigl
5 – Noah Wilson
5- Josh Danis
4 – Myles Mason
4 – Warren Marcotte
3 – Alex Walicki
3 – Loic Mainguy-Crepault
2 – Ashton Fishley
2 – Griffin Ayotte
1 – Darius Makse
1 – Tyler Park