The Swan Valley Stampeders hit the road for the first time this season as they are set to do battle with the Blizzard in OCN.
Both teams had solid outings in their first game of the 2022/23 campaign, but it was the Blizzard who scored three goals in the second period and added an empty netter, with thirty seconds left in the game, to seal a 4-1 victory on the road.
Swan Valley’s loan goal came off the stick of newcomer Jakob Jones who hails from Vernon, BC. Jones swatted home the team’s first goal of the season on the power play at 16:56 of the third period.
The Stampeders will be looking to rebound on the road tonight and go .500 on opening weekend. In order to do that they need to stay out of the box and limit the Blizzard’s offence chances against, a problem that resulted in three of the goals against on Friday night.
Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff has changed a few pieces to his lineup ahead of tonight’s contest. Elkhorn product Foxx McColl will draw into the lineup along with Callum Halls and Cole Chauvette. Full lineup details will be released at 5pm.
Swan Valley – 1/5
OCN – 1/4
Players to watch
Swan Valley – Jakob Jones (1G), Adam Rajsigl (1A), and Justin Keck (1A)
OCN Blizzard – Ashton Paul (2G,1A), Kielan Holland (1G), and Drayden Kurbatoff (1G).
Puck drop is set for 7pm but will probably be delayed as tonight’s game is the Blizzards Home Opener. Tune into hockeytv.com to watch the game and stay up-to-date on all social media platforms.