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 had a tough week, going 1-2 and only picking up two of six points that were up for grabs.
Swan Valley ran into a hot goaltender last Tuesday in OCN. Chase Hamm was the difference maker for the Blizzard in a 5-1 victory over the Stampeders at the Gordan Lathlin Memorial Centre. Swan returned home Friday night to face Portage Terries, a team that has won six straight. The Terriers put away four goals in the first and added one late in the third to defeat the Stamps 5-2. Swan ended the week on a high note, defeating the Winnipeg Blue 6-3 on home ice with scoring coming from all over their lineup, something that has been missing this season so far.
A couple of firsts also took place last week. Steven Arp and Warren Marcotte scored their first-ever MJHL goals while Darius Makse was able to throw the monkey off his back with his first of the season Saturday night against Winnipeg. Myles Mason became the first Stampeder to record a four-point night so far this season while Justin Keck moved into the MJHL top five for scoring with 15 points.
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. 9 – Oct. 16)
Steven Arp hasn’t been with the Stampeders long, but he is putting his name out there with his solid play with his hometown team. Arp, who hails from Swan River, has now dressed in five games with the Stampeders and is starting to produce for his squad. The 6’3” 195 lbs. forward collected two goals and added an assist to help his team claim a victory Saturday night against the Winnipeg Blues.
Justin Keck continues to produce for his team, collecting four points in three games for the Stampeders last week. Keck was able to pick up a goal and an assist in Friday night’s loss to the Portage Terriers and capped off the week with a goal and an assist in a 6-3 win Saturday night. Keck propelled himself into fifth place in league scoring and also sits first in team scoring with six goals and nine assists.
Myles Mason has earned his spot at the top of the mountain this week, collecting five points in three games. The 20-year-old from Vancouver, BC consistently brings his game, night in and night out. That hard work paid off last week for the 5’11” 150 lbs. forward. Mason scored the team’s only goal against OCN Tuesday and followed that up with a four-point night against the Blues Saturday on home ice. Mason now sits third in team scoring with 10 points (4G, 6A).
Honourable mentions this week go to Darius Makse (1G, 3A), Warren Marcotte (1G, 2A) and Jakob Jones (1G, 1A).
Swan Valley has another busy week hosting the Neepawa Titans Wednesday, Oct. 19, (7 p.m. start – sponsored by Swan River Key Chevrolet Buick GMC). They will finish off the week on the road in Portage Friday, Oct. 21 and round out the southern road swing in Winkler Saturday, Oct. 22.
Tickets are available online at stampedershockey.com or at the door.
9 – Jakob Jones
3 – Kobe Grant
3 – Justin Keck
2 – Noah Wilson
2 – Myles Mason
2 – Collin Jennings
1 – Loic Mainguy-Crepault
1 – Adam Rajsigl