PAULL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM THREE STARS OF THE WEEK (JAN. 30 – Feb. 6)
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 had a difficult week going 1-2 against the top two teams in the West Division. We have to give the Stampeder plays a lot of credit as the team was plagued with injuries, (Lare Pahtaylen and Nic Roussel), and a suspension that held Tyler Park out for five games. Myles Mason has to be given all the recognition that I can give as the 19-year-old stepped up for his team and played defence as the team pushed forward through a tough stretch in their schedule.
The Stampeders couldn’t find any offence last Wednesday against the Dauphin Kings, falling 5-0 on home ice to the now West Division leaders. The Stampeders then travelled to Waywayseecappo for a battle with the Wolverines. It was a battle within themselves that was the downfall of the Stamps’ on the road Friday night, dropping a 7-1 decision to the Second Place team in the West. Captain Carter Cockburn continued his hot streak, tipping home his team-leading 18th goal, 2:22 into the game. Ethan Matchim and Quinn Mulder picked up an assist on the power play marker.
Saturday night was a different story altogether. Tyler Park entered the lineup, after serving his five-game suspension, and went right to work blocking shots and defending against other team’s top players. The Stampeders got goals from four different player’s en-route to a 4-2 win on home ice. Ethan Matchim opened the scoring just past the midway point of the first period while Cody Barnes, Jacob Paler-Chow and Brad Fortin all scored unreal goals in the second period to help lead their team to victory.
Dylan Black stood on his head Saturday against the Wolverines in his only action last week, stopping 38/40 shots sent his way. The 19-year-old posted a 2.00 GAA and .950 SV% against in a 4-2 win on home ice.
Swan Valley will need to continue this solid play into this week as they take on the Wolverines Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 pm at the Centennial Arena and again on the road Friday, Feb. 11 in Waywayseecappo.
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 30. – Feb. 6)
Dylan Black returns to the three stars of the week after a stellar performance Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 250 people. The 19-year-old put on a show for the fans and stopped 38/40 shots he faced in a 4-2 win. The 6’1” 201lbs goaltender from Langley, BC posted a 2.00 GAA and .950 SV% against in the win.
Carter Cockburn slides down to the second star this week, collecting two points last week against Wayway. The 20-year-old Swan River product collected a goal on the road Friday on the road and followed that up with an assist Saturday at home in a 4-2 win over the Wolverines. The 6’2” 220 lbs. captain sits first in team scoring, and 10th in league scoring with 42 points (18G, 24A).
Ethan Matchim takes over this week’s first-star award after another impressive week defending the Stampeders blue-line. The now 20-year-old Calgary, AB product has shown his offence talents as of late collecting his first goal as a Stampeder two weeks ago and following that up with three points against Wayway last week. The 6’5” 216lbs defenceman sits 12th in team scoring with 13 points (2G, 11A).
The Stampeders’ next action will be Wednesday, Feb. 9 when they host the Waywayseecappo Wolverines at the Centennial Arena. Reminder that the game time has changed from 12:30 pm to 7 pm.
Tickets for Wednesday night’s game can be purchased at Patty’s Sports Excellence, online at stampedershockey.com or at the door.
STANDINGS (Point Leaders)
18 – Carter Cockburn
13 – Cody Barnes
10 – Quinn Mulder
9 – Kobe Grant
6 – Adam Rajsigl
4 – Jacob Paler-Chow
4 – Callum Fortin
3 – Brad Fortin
3 – Trey Sauder
3 – Tyler Park
3 – Justin Keck
2 – Myles Mason
2 – Collin Jennings
2 – Dylan Black
1 – Darius Makse