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 have been red hot as of late, winning six out of seven games and moving into third place in the MGEU West Division.
Swan Valley had a blip Tuesday night, dropping a 6-4 decision to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on the road, and snapping their four-game win streak.
The Stampeders rebounded with a 4-3 shootout win against the Winnipeg Blues Saturday night, finding a way to get two points and get back into the win column. Swan followed that up with a massive 6-4 win against the Portage Terriers Sunday night at Stride Place, improving their win streak to two games, and their record to 12-8-1-1 on the season.
A pair of firsts happened last week as well. Hayden Pimm and Ashton Fishley both scored their first goals as a Stampeder.
Both goaltenders saw playing time this weekend. Kobe Grant and Loic Mainguy-Crepault picked up a win each in their starts.
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. 6 – Nov. 13)
Darius Makse finds his way onto the three-star selection this week after a big weekend for his team. The 19-year-old from Armstrong, B.C. collected an assist in Saturday night’s 4-3 shootout win against the Blues. The 6’3” 210 lbs forward followed that up with back-to-back goals Sunday night in Portage. Makse sits eighth in team scoring with three goals and seven assists.
Josh Danis slips down one spot this week, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort. The 5’11” 175 lbs forward has been on a tear as of late, collecting two assists and the shootout winner against the Winnipeg Blues Saturday night at the RINK Training Centre. The Calgary, Alta. native followed that effort up with two more assists in a 6-4 win over Portage Sunday night at Stride Place. Danis sits tenth in team scoring with one goal and nine assists.
Warren Marcotte just gets better and better every time he steps on the ice. The 19-year-old found a way to chip in offensively in three games last week. The 6’0” 180 lbs defenceman collected an assist during a 6-4 loss to Waywayseecappo Tuesday night. The Calgary, Alta. product went on to add a goal and an assist in Saturday’s win, following that up with another assist in Sunday night’s win against Portage. Marcotte sits fourth in team scoring with four goals and 10 assists.
Honourable mentions go out to Noah Wilson (2G, 1A), Tyler Park (3A) and Jakob Jones (1G, 2A).
The team is scheduled to travel home post-game and get ready for a pair of weekend games at home starting Friday, Nov. 18. Friday night is Swan Valley Communities that Care Toys 4 U Toy Drive night at the Centennial Arena. The Toy Drive provides gifts to children and youth throughout the Valley. Donations of new unwrapped toys for children ranging in age from newborn to 18 years old would be gratefully accepted. Everyone who donates over the course of both nights (Fri, Nov. 18 and Sat, Nov. 19), will be entered in to win a signed Stampeders jersey. Saturday, Nov. 19 is also Ag Appreciation night. Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m..
Tickets are available online at Stampedershockey.com or at the door upon entry.
9 – Jakob Jones
6 – Kobe Grant
5 – Steven Arp
5 – Justin Keck
4 – Trey Sauder
3 – Josh Danis
3 – Myles Mason
2 – Griffin Ayotte
2 – Noah Wilson
2 – Collin Jennings
1 – Warren Marcotte
1 – Tyler Park
1 – Loic Mainguy-Crepault
1 – Adam Rajsigl