The Swan Valley Stampeders travel north for a one-off game against the OCN Blizzard tonight at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre.
The Stampeders and the Blizzard haven’t seen each other since the start of the season when the teams split the opening four games against one another. Throughout those four games, Swan Valley gave up 11 goals while scoring nine in regulation.
Flip the calendar several months and you find us on today’s date where both teams look completely different and are in an all-out dog fight for the final playoff positions in the West. Heading into tonight’s game, Swan Valley sits nine points up on the Blizzard, who have one game in hand. The Stampeders are in the final ten games of their regular season and need to find a way to bring home points when the final horn blows tonight in OCN.
Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff has made one minor change to his lineup ahead of the game tonight at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre. Lare Pahtayken and Myles Mason are out with injuries while Trey Sauder will serve the second and final game of his suspension. Drawing back into the lineup is Swan River product Jayden Mosiondz.
Players to watch
SVS – Carter Cockburn (18G, 25A), Quinn Mulder (12G, 23A), Brad Fortin (12G, 19A) and Adam Rajsigl (6G, 25A).
OCN – Dain Sardelli (24G, 18A), Riley Zimmerman (17G, 12A), Brock MacDonald (11G, 18A) and Mike Hlady (10G, 15A).
More to come following the game.