Swan River, MB – The Swan Valley Stampeders earned the right to play on during this year’s MJHL Playoffs, defeating a speedy and highly skilled Dauphin Kings team in six games.
They are now set to take on the Steinbach Pistons in the second round. It will be a battle of number two and number three overall in the league and it won’t disappoint.
Sure, the Pistons are a great hockey team and may have won the regular season series matchup, but people continually forget that the Stampeders have only lost four games in their last 21 games played, (13-2 prior to playoffs). Swan Valley uses a team game, has the top goaltender and will bring it when their opponent’s momentum slips.
The Stampeders will also see the return of Swan River product Steven Arp who has been sitting the last three games due to suspension. The hope is to have Landen Gulutzan back at some point during the series after going down with an injury early in Game 4 against Dauphin. Fresh legs and fresh faces in the lineup can do wonders for teammate’s legs during what is expected to be a long battle between these two teams.
Game 1 is set for Friday (April 7) while Game 2 goes Saturday (April 8) at T.G. Smith Centre in Steinbach. Both games get underway at 7:30 p.m..
Game 3 (presented by Formo Motors), and Game 4 (presented by Pizza Place) will be in the Valley Tuesday (April 11) and Wednesday (April 12). Both games have a guaranteed 50/50 of $1,500. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at stampedershockey.com, through the Stampeder app on your mobile devices, at Riddell’s Plumbing and Heating or at the door. Puck drops are set for 7 p.m..
Games 5 (April 15), 6 (April 17), and 7 (April 19), if necessary, will rotate between the two communities. All away games start at 7:30 p.m..
This series is going to be epically fun to watch whether you are a Pistons or a Stampeders fan. #SaddleUp
Sept. 30 – 2-1 Steinbach
Nov 18 – 5-2 Steinbach
Jan 29 – 5-3 Steinbach
Mar. 10 – 2-1 Swan Valley (SO)
Head Coach: Barry Wolff
Assistant Coach: Dakota Mason
Associate Coach: Darren Webster
Overall PP – 19.8% PK – 78.8%
Jacob Jones – 58GP 30G 42A = 72 pts
Justin Keck – 53GP 31G 32A – 63 pts
Trey Sauder – 58GP 24G 36A – 60 pts
Kobe Grant- 45GP 26-14-3 record 2.69GAA .933SV%
Head Coach: Paul Dyck
Assistant Coach: Calvin Bugyik
Overall PP – 24.1% PK – 81.1%
Travis Hensrud: 55GP 35G 37A = 72 points
Ian Amsbaugh: 58GP 21G 37A = 58 points
Ty Paisley: 51GP 21G 35A= 56 points
Dominik Wasik: 35GP 25-9-0 record 2.22GAA .924SV%
- Pizza Place has become the official viewing party of the Swan Valley Stampeders for all AWAY games during their playoff push. If you cannot make the games in Steinbach or do not have access to HockeyTV, you can head to Pizza Place and catch all the action live.
- Download the Stampeder app on all Android and Apple devices and play along with the First Goal Prediction. All you have to do is pick the Stampeder who scores first and win yourself a medium two-topping pizza from Pizza Place.
- Games 3 and 4 rush seating tickets are on sale here https://www.showpass.com/o/swan-valley-stampeders/, through the official app of the Swan Valley Stampeders on all devices, at Riddell’s Plumbing & Heating or at the door.
- Any family members or Stampeder fans heading to Steinbach for away games can purchase your tickets here https://www.showpass.com/2023-playoff-tickets-2/.
If you cannot make it to the road games this round, you can catch all the action live at Pizza Place, on hockeytv.com or tune in to Benny Walchuk on GX94 who will cover all Stampeder home and away games throughout the playoffs.
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