The Swan Valley Stampeders and the Waywayseecappo Wolverines will embark on another two game mini-series starting tonight (Friday Oct. 30) in Swan River. Each team won on home ice last weekend, Wayway by a score of 6-4 and then followed up with a 5-3 Stampeder win. One glaring issue is penalties and both teams will need to find a way to stay out of the sin bin in order to claim a victory tonight at the Centennial Arena.
The Corral continues to be good to the Stampeders early on this season, staying undefeated holding a record of 3-0 on home ice.
The Stampeders have had a busy week behind the scenes as well. Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff added a couple of pieces, acquiring (00) defenceman Jerome-Henry Lafond and signed (01) forward Brad Fortin. The 6’0” 159 lbs Langley, BC product dressed in four games for the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL earlier this year. Fortin is expected in the line-up tonight.
“We need to continue to improve daily,” said Wolff. “In order to contain the offence of the Wolverines we need to match their speed and work hard every shift.”
One issue the Stampeders have battled all year is penalty troubles. In order to defeat the Wolverines on home ice tonight and remain perfect at the Centennial Arena, they’ll have to play disciplined hockey, something that has gone array this season.
Expect to see another entertaining game tonight at the Centennial Arena.
Head-to-head matchup over two games
Wayway – 9 Goals (39 PIMS)
Swan Valley – 9 Goals (53 PIMS)
Players to watch
Swan Valley – Alex Danis (6G, 4A), Jackson Zloty (5G, 2A), and Haydn Delorme (4G, 9A).
Wayway – Conrad Phillips (6G, 2A), Gerrik Ripley (2G, 4A), and Mackenzie Belinski (3G, 4A).
Due to the increase in local and provincial COVID-19 cases, and to support the direction of Manitoba Heath, the Swan Valley Stampeders Board of Directors has made the decision to limit tonight’s game to 250 attendees.
Season ticket holders will be guaranteed entrance and only 70 walk-up tickets will be allowed in. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and will be locked once capacity is reached. Tonight’s game will be broadcasted on GX94 as well as HockeyTV as an alternative for those who choose not to attend.
Please consider supporting the team with the purchase of our online 50/50 which can be found at https://www.fundingchange.ca/svstampeders/X4CQBmWcIFoFo8CJ.
Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. and will be available on GX94radio.com or HockeyTV.com if you cannot make it to the game.