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 players will be recognized and presented an award during our final home game of the season.
The Three Stars of the Week has been released early this week due to the Showcase being held Monday and Tuesday in Winnipeg.
The Stampeders had their busiest week of the season so far and couldn’t produce a single point in four games. The downward struggle continues for Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff and the Stampeders. The Stampeders are now on an eight-game losing streak and seems like the rock is nearing the bottom of the well. A tough four game stretch has me searching for positives to write about this week.
Swan Valley played two games at the MJHL Showcase last Monday (Oct. 23) and Tuesday (Oct. 24) against the Selkirk Steelers and the Winnipeg Freeze. Both teams were ready to play and the Stampeders came out flat, dropping their first game 3-2 to the Steelers and followed that up with a 4-3 loss to the Freeze, who after several attempts, collected their first win of the 2023-24 season.
Swan Valley returned home for a pair of games this past weekend against a pair of great teams in the MJHL. The Stampeders had a much better showing Friday night at the Centennial Arena but penalty trouble cost them against the Virden Oil Capitals. Swan Followed that up with a 20-shot performance against the Portage Terriers and ended up losing 6-0.
Swan Valley gave up a total of 18 goals against while only scoring eight for.
Forget and move forward | The Stampeders need to start from scratch, erase what has been a terrible start to the season and get back on track or this is going to be a very long year. Swan will get set for a three-in-three this upcoming weekend with stops in Selkirk (Fri. Nov. 3), Steinbach aka La Broquerie (Sat. Nov 4.), and Winnipeg against the Blues (Sun. Nov, 5).
Three star point system is as follows:
1st Star = 3 points
2nd Star = 2 points
3rd Star = 1 point
THREE STARS (Oct. 22 – Oct. 29)
Jakob Jones returns to the three-star selections. The 20-year-old collected a goal and an assist last week for the Stampeders. Jones sits fourth in team scoring with 9 points (5G, 4A).
Alex Walicki continues to collect points for his team despite their recent struggles. The 20-year-old from Calgary, AB collected two goals in four games last week. The 6’0” 185lbs forward sits first in team scoring with 17 points (7G, 10A).
Josh Danis takes over from Callum Halls as the first star of the week. The 20-year-old collected three assists in four games last week for his team. The Calgary, AB product sits second in team scoring with 12 points (3G, 9A).
Honourable Mentions | Riley Fequet (1G, 1A)
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Alex Walicki – 10
Callum Halls – 6
Jakob Jones – 5
Landen Gulutzan – 3
Josh Danis – 2
Darius Makse – 2
Ashton Fishley – 1
Matthew Munro – 1
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