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 split yet another weekend series, this time against the Winnipeg Freeze. The Stampeders beat the Freeze 3-0 Saturday, pushing their win streak to two games. Swan Valley failed to get back to .500 hockey Sunday afternoon, losing 6-3 to the Freeze at Jonathan Toews Sportsplex.
The Stampeders have had a rough time stringing together wins so far this season, and this weekend wasn’t any different. The team has yet to win three in a row this season
Sunday afternoon’s game was a bit different. Swan Valley found themselves up 1-0 after twenty minutes of play but that quickly fell apart in the second period as the Freeze scored three straight goals (two on the power play), less than two minutes apart. Carter Cockburn and Brad Fortin were able to pull the Stampeders even at three but defensive blunders allowed Winnipeg to score three straight goals (including an empty-net goal) to win 6-3.
Once again, the big story has been goaltender Grant. The 19-year-old from Vernon, B.C. has been lights out for his team and gives them a chance to win every single time he suits up. Over the course of the two games this past weekend, he stopped 59 of the 64 shots he faced, posting a 3.00 GAA and a .922 SV%.
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 (Nov. 28 – Dec. 5)
Quinn Mulder remains on the three stars of the week, but has fallen from 1st to 3rd star. The 20-year-old had another solid weekend for the Stampeders group, scoring one goal and adding a pair of assists in a weekend split against the Winnipeg Freeze. He currently sits first in team scoring with 23 points – 9 goals and 14 assists.
Callum Fortin makes an appearance on the three stars of the week for his huge performance in Winnipeg this past weekend. The 20-year-old from Souris collected a goal and three assists against the Freeze. Fortin now has six points in his last six games and sits tenth in team scoring.
Carter Cockburn earns the first star of the week after a big weekend for the 20-year-old Swan River product. The Captain collected two goals and added an assist against the Freeze Saturday and Sunday in Winnipeg. The 6’2” 194 lbs forward sits second in team scoring with 21 points – 7 goals and 14 assists.
The Stampeders will have a few days off to rest and start preparing for the Selkirk Steelers in their only home games in the month of December. The Stampeders will host the Steelers Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Centennial Arena. Both games are presented by the Swan Valley Communities that Care Toys 4 U Toy Drive. We ask that you bring a toy for donation. There will be an area set up at the front door when you enter. Swan valley Toys 4 U gifts are provided to children and youth throughout the Valley.
The Swan Valley Stampeders also have their annual non-perishable, food, toy and clothing drive running this month. If you wish to donate please drop off food items, good used winter jackets, winter boots, mitts, toques, and toys at Patty’s Sports Excellence or at the Stampeder Hockey Office in the Swan River Centennial Arena (Stampeder doors). You can also donate items at one or both of our home games Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11 when you enter the game. If you cannot make it to these locations, please text 1-604-250-9145 for pickups. Thank you all in advance for your support of this great cause.
Also, our online 50/50 tickets can be purchased anytime during the week leading up to our home games Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec.11. You can purchase your tickets early by clicking the icon below.
STANDINGS (Point Leaders)
8 – Cody Barnes
7 – Carter Cockburn
6 – Quinn Mulder
5 – Kobe Grant
4 – Jackson Betcher
4 – Adam Rajsigl
3 – Tyler Park
3 – Jacob Paler-Chow
3 – Justin Keck
3 – Noah Fladager
2 – Callum Fortin
2 – Dylan Black
1 – Trey Sauder
1 – Myles Mason
1 – Darius Makse