The Swan Valley Stampeders are set to take on the Dauphin Kings in the first round of the 2021-2022 MJHL playoffs.
Game one is set for Saturday, March 26 at Credit Union Place with game two scheduled for Tuesday in Dauphin. The best-of-seven series will shift back to Swan Valley Friday, April 1 for game three – which is presented by Kal-Tire, and game four will be also played April 4 at the Centennial Arena.
The Stampeders have had a hell of a time against their Highway 10 rival this season, posting a 1-6-0-1 record against the Kings, and given up a total of 32 goals against, while only scoring nine goals for.
November 12 – 5-0 Kings win
November 13 – 2-1 Kings win (SO)
November 19 – 5-2 Kings win
November 20 – 4-0 Kings win
January 19 – 5-2 Stamps win
February 2 – 3-0 Kings win
March 11 – 7-3 Kings win
March 12 – 4-1 Kings win
PP – 2/43
PK – 28/33
Overall PP –21.3% PK – 77.3%
Carter Cockburn – 49 points in 54 games
Quinn Mulder – 42 points in 53 games
Adam Rajsigl – 36 points in 53 games
PP – 5/33
PK – 32/34
Overall PP – 24.9% PK – 85.3%
Kaden Bryant – 75 points in 54 games
Colby Jaquet – 62 points in 54 games
Logan Calder – 55 points in 53 games
un·der·dog – a competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight or contest.
Safe to say the Stampeders are the underdogs heading into battle against the Kings in the opening round of the MJHL Playoffs. It is also safe to say that all the pressure will be on Dauphin as game one will be in enemy territory for the Stampeders, a place the Stampeders can use everything they have learned this season and just play to their strengths. That being superb goaltending, strong defensive play and timely scoring from all over their lineup. In your face hockey can also disrupt any offensively gifted team.
The Stampeders have now made the MJHL Playoffs for the fourth consecutive year (minus the cancelled season) and are looking to take down the powerhouse Kings.
Playoffs are what every player dreams of. The slate has been wiped clean, everyone starts back a zeros and it gives both teams a fresh new start. Whether you’re first or last in, everyone has a chance to win. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
This series will be fun to watch.