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 rebounded on home ice this past weekend, earning four points and keeping pace in a rather log-jammed MGEU West Division.
Swan Valley had a very poor start Friday night as they hosted the Selkirk Steelers to kick off a two-week home stand. The Stampeders fell behind twice during the contest but found a way to tie the game late, and earned the second point in overtime, winning 5-4. It was a big night for two, Swan River locals. Trey Sauder scored a goal and added three helpers, while Steven Arp tied the game to force overtime with 39 seconds left in the game.
The Stampeders had a tough time solving Freeze Goaltender Michael O’Sullivan Saturday night at the Centennial Arena, but ended up with the win in the end. Arp was able to snap home his fourth of the year with 3:41 left in the third period to claim another huge two points in the standings.
Both goaltenders saw some playing time this weekend. Kobe Grant and Loic Mainguy-Crepault picked up a win each in their starts, helping the Stampeders snapped a two-game losing skid, and starting a two-game win streak.
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. 23 – Oct. 30)
Warren Marcotte earns his first-ever three star selections after a solid outing by the 19-year-old from Calgary, Alta. The 6’0” 180 lbs. defenceman went on the offensive side of the game this past weekend collecting two goals, including the overtime winner, Friday night against the Selkirk Steelers. He now sits sixth in team scoring with three goals and six assists.
Steven Arp slides back into the three star selections after a big weekend for the Swan River product. The 6’3’ 195 lbs. forward has found his scoring touch as of late, collecting the game-tying goal with 39 seconds left in Friday night’s contest to force overtime. Arp went on to score the eventual game-winner Saturday with just over three and a half minutes to play against the Winnipeg Freeze. The 18-year-old sits ninth in team scoring with four goals and one assist in ten games.
Trey Sauder jumps into the first star position this week with a solid outing for his hometown team this past weekend. The Swan River product collected a goal and three assists in Friday night’s 5-4 overtime win against Selkirk. The 6’0” 190 lbs. forward followed that up with a goal during Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Freeze. The 19-year-old sits fifth in team scoring with four goals and five assists.
Swan Valley will now get set for a pair of games this upcoming weekend. On Friday, Nov. 4 the Stampeders host the Niverville Nighthawks – a game presented by Tim Hortons. Saturday, Nov. 5, Swan Valley will host the Winkler Flyers. Saturday night’s game is Hockey Fights Cancer night at the Centennial Arena. Details on this event will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Please follow our social media accounts for the update. The puck drop for both games is set for 7 p.m..
Tickets are available online at stampedershockey.com or at the door.
9 – Jakob Jones
6 – Kobe Grant
5 – Justin Keck
3 – Myles Mason
2 – Griffin Ayotte
2 – Noah Wilson
2 – Myles Mason
2 – Collin Jennings
1 – Tyler Park
1 – Steven Arp
1 – Loic Mainguy-Crepault
1 – Adam Rajsigl