The Swan Valley Stampeders and the OCN Blizzard are set to meet in another weekend home-and-home series that starts tonight in OCN. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all MJHL teams will play mini-series’ against one another to ensure the safety of everyone with the virus still circulating across the province. The two teams will meet for the third time tonight (Fri, Oct. 16) and it’s expected to be another great matchup between the two clubs. These two teams will finish off their four game mini-series Saturday Oct. 17 back in Swan River.
When talking to the coaching staff earlier today they pointed out that they had some great practices this week and are itching to get back to work.
“We need to bring our A- game tonight,” said Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff. “We need to match OCN’s work ethic and structure to have success in their building against a tough opponent.”
Over the course of two games against one another, the Stampeders outscored their opponents 12-5, giving up three power-play goals. Swan Valley has only scored twice on the man advantage and will look to capitalize on their chances more tonight.
Players to watch
Swan Valley – Alex Danis (2G,1A), Parker Johnson(2G,1A), and Quinn Mulder (2G,1A). Goaltender Mikael Foucher is also another one to watch tonight. Heading into this evenings game he holds a .943 SVS% and a 2.50 GAA in two games against the Blizzard.
OCN – Kieran Cooke (3A), David Queree (1G,1A), and Ben Hilhorst (1G,1A). OCN will be ready and waiting for the Stampeders tonight as they look for their first game of the 2020/21 season in their own arena.
More to come following the game.