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 better week picking up five of six points against the Neepawa Titans and the Dauphin Kings. Swan Valley started the week with an offensive explosion against the Titans. Six different players picked up goals en route to a 6-3 win. The Stampeders followed that up with a 3-0 win on home ice against the defending Turnbull Cup Champions, the Dauphin Kings. Swan Valley finished off a busy week losing 3-2 in overtime to the Kings Saturday night in Dauphin.
Swan Valley has built off of their first two games of the season where they went 0-2. Swan is now tied with Dauphin for fourth in the West, sitting with a record of 2-2-1.
Kobe Grant has found his game, a form we all saw against the Kings in last year’s first-round playoff matchup. The 20-year-old had two solid performances in the Stampeder crease, backstopping his team to a .500 record last week.
Several firsts took place last week as well. Callum Halls, Amar Powar and Thomas Gazich each collected their first MJHL goals while Loic Mainguy-Crepault started his first MJHL game and helped his team claim a point in Saturday night’s 3-2 overtime loss.
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 (Sept. 18 – Sept. 25)
Kobe Grant becomes the first goalie to make the three stars of the week. The 20-year-old had two solid outings for his team against the Neepawa Titans stopping 25/28 shots last Tuesday and followed that up with a 40-save shutout performance Friday night against the Kings. Grant sits second in the league with a 2.01 GAA and a .935 SV%.
Myles Mason has brought his game as of late, collecting three points in three games last week. The 20-year-old from Vancouver, BC picked up two goals and an assist, helping the Stampeders to two wins and an overtime loss. Mason sits second in team scoring with four points.
Jakob Jones stays at the top of the mountain this week, collecting four points in three games for the Stampeders. The 19-year-old from Vernon, BC helped lead his team to two wins and an overtime loss, collecting five of six points in three games. Jones sits first overall in team scoring with five points.
Swan Valley will now travel to Steinbach on Friday, Sept. 30 to face the Pistons. Puck drop is set for 7:30 pm. The Stampeders will then make a stop in Winnipeg to face the Freeze Saturday, Oct. 1.
3 – Jakob Jones
2 – Collin Jennings
1 – Justin Keck