Round One – Game Three Preview

Two games into the quarter final series between the Swan Valley Stampeders and the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and we have seen just about everything. 

In 120 minutes, we have witnessed an epic battle between the MJHL’s fourth and fifth place teams as they look to continue their push to hoist the Turnbull Cup.

 In playoffs, every game is different. That statement couldn’t be more accurate through the first two games of the opening round between Swan Valley and Wayway. A 5-0 win, and a series lead Friday night by the Stampeders was all but erased after a 4-3 loss in Wayway on Monday night.

The penalty bug continues to plague the Stampeders through the first six periods of post season hockey. The team has giving up 18 chances on the man advantage to the much smaller, and quicker Wolverines team. The larger and more physical Stampeder penalty kill has allowed them to keep Wayway, for the most part, to the outside, helping Mikael Foucher in net. 

 The Stamps’ power play has been resurrected through the first two games of their opening round against the Wolverines. Nathan Carl and Trevor Schroder scored on the man advantage in game one, while Carl and Frazer Dodd picked up power play markers in Waywayseecappo Monday.

 The Stampeders have scored four times in eight power play opportunities while killing off 10 of 11 shorthanded situations.

 The battle between the two teams is only heating up, making game three on Wednesday night a must see game. Puck drop is at 7:30pm.

 Tickets are available Sports Excellence or at the door.

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