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 collected three out of four points that were up for grabs this past weekend, losing 3-2 in a shootout to Virden Friday night, then defeating the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 3-2 Saturday night at the Centennial Arena.
The Stamps’ travelled south Friday night to do battle with the Oil Capitals at Tundra Oil & Gas Place, looking for two points to keep on pace in a jam-packed West Division. Swan Valley looked comfortable against Virden but failed to pick up the second point in a 3-2 shootout loss on the road. Trey Sauder and Jakob Jones collected the only Stampeder goals Friday night. Kobe Grant suffered the loss in net but had another outstanding performance stopping 39/41 shot he faced.
Jumping ahead to Saturday night where Swan Valley defeated the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 3-2 on home ice. Adam Rajsigl, Jakob Jones and Noah Wilson scored in each period to help their team earn two points. Loic Mainguy-Crepault, who started just his second game for the Stampeders, turned aside 32/34 shots he faced for his first MJHL win.
Team transactions you may have missed.
Portage Terriers trade Ashton Fishley D (2003) to the Swan Valley Stampeders in exchange for Future Considerations.
Swan Valley Stampeders trade Emile Pichette F (2002) to the Hearst Lumberjacks in exchange for Future Considerations.
Swan Valley Stampeders acquire Warren Marcotte D (2003) from the Calgary Canucks in exchange for Future Considerations.
And, the Winnipeg Ice (WHL) returned Swan River native Steven Arp to the Stampeders.
A couple of firsts also took place last week. Steven Arp dressed in his first MJHL regular season game Friday night in Virden while Warren Marcotte collected his first MJHL point in Saturday night’s win.
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 (Oct. 2 – Oct. 9)
Loic Mainguy-Crepault takes over the third star of the week after an unreal performance in Saturday night’s win against the Wolverines. The 19-year-old from Quebec City, QC turned aside 32/34 shots to earn his first-ever MJHL win. The 6’1” 180lbs goaltender sits with a record of 1-0-1, holding a 2.47 GAA and a .932 SV%.
Noah Wilson has only been with the team for two weeks but he is putting his mark on the team early on. The 20-year-old from St. Albert, AB collected three points in his first weekend with the team and followed that up with two points this past weekend. The 5’9” 170lbs shifty forward has collected three goals and two assists in five games played and sits fourth in team scoring.
Jakob Jones continues to impress the Swan River faithful with his play. The 19-year-old from Vernon, BC collected a pair of goals and an assist in two games this past weekend. The 5”10” 175lbs skilled forward sits third in team scoring with five goals and two assists.
Swan Valley will now travel to OCN on Tuesday, Oct. 11 to face the Blizzard, who currently sit in first place in the West Divison. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m..
The Stampeders will return home for a pair of games. Friday (Oct. 14) is against the Portage Terriers, a game proudly presented by the Swan Valley Star and Times. Then, Saturday (Oct. 15) is against the Winnipeg Blues and it’s 80’s music night – wear your retro jerseys for a chance to win an autographed team stick. Both games are set for 7 p.m..
Tickets are available online at stampedershockey.com or at the door.
Point Leaders (previous week accumulations)
6 – Jakob Jones
3 – Kobe Grant
3 – Justin Keck
2 – Myles Mason
2 – Collin Jennings
1 – Adam Rajsigl