The Swan Valley Stampeders will look to push their win streak to two games tonight at the Centennial Arena as they host the Virden Oil Capitals in their final game of a four game mini-series.
In order to close the gap on second place in the West Division, the Stampeders will need to use their speed, forcheck, limit the shots on your own goaltender and stay out of the penalty box against a team that can score at a rapid pace –the Virden Oil Capitals.
The Stampeders galloped into Virden Thursday night scoring one in the first, one in the second, and four in the third period to take down the Oil Capitals at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. The Stampeder offence was led by Quinn Mulder (2G), Justin Keck (2G) and Ethan Matchim (2A) while Kobe Grant picked up a huge win for himself, and the team, stopping 43/47 shots he faced.
It was a night of firsts for two players, Adam Ward and Keck. Keck scored his first and second goals as a member of his new team, while Ward collected his first of the year in the third period.
Swan Valley sits with a record of 2-1 against Virden this year and is looking to gain traction on the Oil Capitals tonight at the Centennial Arena. The forward momentum from Thursday night’s 6-4 on the road and the idea of sitting four points ahead of the Oil Capitals will help the Stampeders on home ice tonight.
Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff has tweaked his lineup ahead of tonight’s contest, inserting Darius Makse, who will be on a line with Trey Sauder and Myles Mason. Adam Ward has been moved to the line alongside Jacob Paler-Chow and Noah Fladager who have both recently found their scoring touch. On defence, Tyler Park slides back in and will be partnered with Collin Jennings.
Not dressed tonight are Cody Barnes, Cole Chauvette, Dharan Cap and Jayden Mosiondz.
Players to watch
SVS – Jamie Valentino (8G, 13A), Justin Keck (2G) Quinn Mulder (5G, 7A), and Jacob Paler-Chow (2G, 3A).
VIR – Braden Fischer (10G, 14A), Dylan Halliday (10G, 6A), Carson Buydens (8G, 8A) and Tyler Thoendel (5G, 5A).
Prior to puck drop, the Stampeder organization will take part in a brief Remembrance Day Opening Ceremony.
Make sure to purchase your 50/50 tickets leading up to our home game tonight. You can buy online anytime throughout the day by clicking the link below.
Tickets for tonights game can be purchased at Patty’s Sports Excellence, at the door or by clicking the image below.
More to come following tonight’s game.