The Swan Valley Stampeders kicked-off their 2020/21 MJHL Regular Season on the road last night (Friday, Oct. 9) against the OCN Blizzard and skated away with a 6-3 win.
After a very lengthy break due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Stampeders started where they left off, and by that I mean scoring goals in bunches. Turn back time to when the Stampeders were playing in the first round of the MJHL playoffs last march and put up 10 against their opponents the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. Between games three and four the season was cancelled and everything was put on hold. Skip ahead seven months and we find ourselves watching the same exciting, high flying offence of the Stampeders once again.
The Blizzard and the Stampeders two put on a great showing for everyone last night to kick-off the MJHL regular season, and it’s expected that the fans will see more of the hard hitting, fast paced action again tonight in Swan River.
Penalties SVS 7 OCN 4
Special Teams SVS 2/4 OCN 1/7
Shots on Goal SVS 40 OCN 45
Goals SVS 6 OCN 3
**We remind everyone to respect the rules that have been put in place at the Centennial Arena. Social distancing where you can, wash your hands frequently, do not come if you have any COVID-symptoms, and wear a mask at all times.**
If you cannot make it to the game, catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com.
Player introductions are set to start at 6:55pm. Please be in your seats as early as possible.
Details on our home opener tonight (Saturday Oct. 10).
CAPACITY is 400 FANS……NO EXCEPTIONS
Fans that have a season ticket will be guaranteed entry into the game. Anyone who has a flex pass or wants to buy at the door must be lined up and waiting screening at the front door NO EARLIER than 6:15pm. Anyone who purchases a ticket online is not guaranteed a spot and is subject to the same rules as flex pack holders. You still have time to switch to or purchase a season ticket before Saturday’s game. We ask that everyone abide by the rules put forth by the MJHL and the Town of Swan River to ensure the safety of players, fans, workers, game day staff, etc. EVERYONE must wear a mask at all times during the game. Fans are also asked to stay seated during the play, and to not run around the arena. Parents must keep track of their children at all times. A RULE YOU MUST FOLLOW or you will be removed from the building – NO EXECPTIONS.
Our 2020/21 is going to be full of new normals as we make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic together. We want everyone to stay safe and follow all social distancing rules as best as possible while attending.
MNP is the proud sponsor of our home opener and has graciously donated bottles of hand sanitizer for the first 200 fans in attendance.
We hope to see you out tonight at the Centennial Arena and welcome your Swan Valley Stampeders with a loud crowd. Hockey is back, let’s stay safe, follow the rules, and enjoy the game we all love.
See you tonight Swan Valley.