With several players sitting out due to injury or sickness, the Stampeders stumbled a bit last week, posting a record of 1-2. Swan Valley defeated the Dauphin Kings, but failed to make up ground on both the Portage Terriers and the Steinbach Pistons, losing to both teams over the course of just four days.
The Stampeders played two of three games on the road last week, losing 5-3 Thursday night in Portage, won 5-2 Saturday in Dauphin, and lost 3-2 at home Sunday to Steinbach.
The offence has been coming from all over the lineup as of late. Out of the ten goals scored, seven different players found the back of net for the Stampeders over the last three games.
Mikael Foucher was also a story over the last three games. The 19-year-old goaltender stood on his head against the Dauphin Kings, picking up his 18th win of the year stopping 45/47 shots he faced. In fact the youngster stopped 104/114 shots he faced over the course of 180 minutes.
Another first took place last week. 19-year-old defenceman Brenden Saether would score his first goal as a Stampeder, beating Nathan Moore with a slap shot from the point during their 5-3 loss in Portage Thursday night.
5-3 loss in Portage Thursday January 23.
Goal by: Nathan Carl, Trevor Schroder, and Brenden Saether
5-2 win over Dauphin Saturday January 25.
Goals by: Josh Maucieri, Tommy Cardinal, Callum Fortin, Jamie Valentino, and Brenden Saether.
3-2 loss to Steinbach Sunday Jan 26
Goals by: Josh Maucieri, and Trevor Schroder.
The Three Stars of the Week is awarded week-to-week with points being collected throughout the season.
The top three players will be presented an award before our final home game of the regular season.
Three stars point system is as follows:
1st Star = 5 points
2nd Star = 3 points
3rd Star = 1 point
Check back every Monday for the Paull Funeral Home & Crematorium, Three Stars of the week.
THREE STARS (Jan 20 – Jan 27)
Trevor Schroder continues to rack up the points wearing a Stampeder jersey. The 6’3” 216 lbs power forward collected three points in three games last week. The Des Moines, IA, USA product would score a power play goal against the Portage Terriers and the Steinbach Pistons. He would also add an assist against the Dauphin Kings Saturday night. In 45 games, the 20-year-old has scored 17 goals, adding 24 assists for 41 points.
Luke Beerman has been a point collecting machine since joining the Stampeders. After several weeks of being an honourable mention, the 18-year-old picks up this weeks second star. The Marquette, MI, USA product picked up two power play assists against the Portage Terriers and two other helpers against the Dauphin Kings. The 6’1” 176 lbs forward leads all Stampeder players, collecting 14 goals, adding 30 assists for 44 points in 47 games.
Josh Maucieri has been on fire since the Christmas break, collecting another three points last week. The 20-year-old from Crosby, MN, USA scored back-to-back opening goals against the Dauphin Kings and the Steinbach Pistons. He would also pick up a power play assist on Trevor Schroeder’s game tying goal Sunday against the Pistons. The 6’2” 181 lbs forward has dressed in 47 games, scoring 9 goals, adding 25 assists.
Honourable mentions this week go out to Nathan Carl (1G, 2A), Brenden Saether (2G), Lane Kirk (2A), and Leyson Coleman (2A).
The Stampeders have a busy week ahead as they push for the playoffs. Wednesday January 29 they host the Dauphin Kings at the Centennial Arena. The game is a presentation of Telus. Puck drop is at 7:30pm. They will then hit the road for a 3-in-3 Saturday in Winkler, Sunday in Winnipeg, and Monday in Steinbach. Monday’s game is a make up game from the snow storm back in October.
Due to the game being played Monday night, next weeks three stars will be awarded on Tuesday February 4th.
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Point Leaders (2019-20)
21 – Trevor Schroder
16 – Josh Maucieri
14 – Nathan Carl
14 – Frazer Dodd
11 – Tommy Cardinal
9 – Carter Cockburn
7 – Jackson Betcher
6 – Ryley Lanthier
6 – Josh Beauchemin
6 – Luke Beerman
5 – Mikael Foucher
4 – Parker Johnson
3 – Lane Kirk
2 – Leyson Coleman
1 – Tanner Glasrud
1 – Callum Fortin
1 – John Jebamani