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 returned from the Christmas break and stumbled out of the gates, going 0-3 and pushing their losing streak to six games. That all changed after a weekend on the road where the Stampeders went 2-0, outscoring their opponents 11-3.
Swan Valley may have dropped the first three games after the break, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying, sending 35 plus shots on goal each game.
The Stampeders had a tough time against the Dauphin Kings Wednesday, Jan. 11 on home ice. The Kings used a pair of goals in the first and the second period to claim victory over the Stampeders at the Centennial Arena.
Sometimes a road trip is what the doctor ordered, and for the Stampeders, it’s exactly what was needed. Going 2-0 against the Selkirk Steelers and the Niverville Nighthawks, snapping their six-game losing streak and pulling themselves back into second place in the MGEU West Division.
Loic Mainguy-Crepault got the start Friday night in Selkirk, stopping 23/25 shots he faced, claiming his seventh win of the season. Kobe Grant followed that up with a dynamite performance Saturday night in Niverville, stopping 35/36 shots he faced for his 13th win of the season.
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. 8 – Jan. 15)
Justin Keck has been a huge part of the Stampeders’ success this season and this past week was no different. The 20-year-old from Morris, MB continued to collect points for his team, scoring a pair of goals, and adding three assists in three games played. The 5”10” 175lbs speedster sits second in team scoring with 37 points (18G, 19A) in 35 games played.
Jakob Jones had a massive week for the Stampeders, collecting seven points in three games. The 19-year-old from Vernon, BC returned to form this past week and was able to collect 2 goals, adding 5 assists, helping his team go 2/3 last week. The 5”10” 175lbs shifty forward sits first in team scoring with 42 points (19G, 23A) in 37 games.
Trey Sauder had another enormous week for his team, collecting eight points in three games. The 19-year-old Swan River, MB, product collect four goals, adding four assists, helping his team break out of their six-game losing streak, and regain the second spot in the MGEU West Division. Sauder sits third in team scoring with 37 points (15G, 22A) in 35 games.
16 – Jakob Jones
12 – Trey Sauder
9 – Kobe Grant
7 – Steven Arp
7 – Collin Jennings
6 – Adam Rajsigl
5 – Noah Wilson
5- Josh Danis
5 – Justin Keck
4 – Myles Mason
4 – Warren Marcotte
3 – Loic Mainguy-Crepault
2 – Griffin Ayotte
1 – Darius Makse
1 – Tyler Park