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 jumped up the standings over the past two weeks, collecting all eight points on a two-week home stand.
The red-hot Stampeders needed a shootout to find a second point Friday night against the Niverville Nighthawks at the Centennial Arena. They followed that up with a 3-2 overtime win over the Winkler Flyers to push their win streak to four games. They never ask how, just how many, and that statement has been stuck with me for the past two weeks. Swan has had a few tough starts over the past five or six games but seem to find their stride in the second and third periods where they tend to dominate the play.
The Stampeders have done a much better job keeping the shot totals down over the last four games as well. Over the past four games, the Stampeders averaged 30.75 shots against, much better than 40 plus every night.
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 push their win streak to four games.
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. 30 – Nov. 6)
Trey Sauder slides down two spots this week after another solid weekend in Stampeder colours. The Swan River product collected a power play goal in each game this past weekend. The 6’0” 190lbs, 19-year-old power forward sits fourth in team scoring with six goals and five assists.
Steven Arp holds his position for a second week in a row. The Swan River native collected three assists in back-to-back wins this past weekend. The 6’3’ 195lbs forward has found his stride in a Stampeder jersey and I think there is more to be seen from this young man. The 18-year-old sits seventh in team scoring with four goals and four assists in 12 games.
Josh Danis finds himself at the top of the three star selections this week. The 19-year-old had a big weekend for his club, picking up an assist and then scoring the game-tying goal, (his first MJHL goal), to force overtime Friday night at the Centennial Arena. The 5’11” 175lbs forward went on to score the shootout winner, pushing the Stampeders’ win streak to three games. The Alberta native sits with one goal and five assists on the year.
Swan Valley has a big week ahead of them where they will play three games on the road. The Stampeders will kick off the week Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Waywayseecappo to face the Wolverines. Puck drop goes at 7:30p.m.. Then, they will head to Winnipeg to face the Blues Saturday in a rare, late afternoon game. The puck drop is set for 5 p.m.. Swan Valley will round out the week when they tangle with the red-hot Portage Terriers at Stride Place. The puck drop is set for 6:30p.m..
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9 – Jakob Jones
6 – Kobe Grant
5 – Justin Keck
3 – Trey Sauder
3 – Steven Arp
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