Swan Valley Star and Times Game Day Report

The Swan Valley Stampeders and the OCN Blizzard are set to meet again tonight, closing out a home-and-home series to kick off the 2021-22 MJHL Regular Season. Tonight’s matchup will shift north as both teams are set to do battle at Roy H Johnston Arena in The Pas. 

The Stampeders found themselves behind the 8-ball just 14 seconds into their home opener last night and couldn’t seem to find any chemistry, grit or speed to counter the Blizzard’s new-look lineup. The Stampeders found their way back into the game twice but ceased to find the tying goal late in the game, resulting in a 4-3 loss. Make no mistake, Billy Keane has brought in some amazing talent in the north and will be a team you don’t shy away from this year.

Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff made a couple of lineup changes ahead of tonight’s contest. Drawing into the lineup is speedster Noah Fladager from Campbell River, BC, replacing Cody Barnes. Another change will see defenceman Jordan Gagnon replaced by Collin Jennings from Vancouver, BC.

Head-to-head matchup

OCN – 4 Goals (12 PIMS)

Swan Valley – 3 Goals (13 PIMS)

Players to watch

 Swan Valley – Carter Cockburn (1G), Jackson Betcher (1G), and Jamie Valentino (2A).

 OCN– Dain Sardelli (1G, 1A), Aaron Lorenz (1G), and Max Mazur (2A).

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. and will be available on HockeyTV.com.

More to come following the game.