Swan Valley Star and Times Game Day Report

The Swan Valley Stampeders are set to host the Dauphin Kings tonight at the Centennial Arena. These two teams have only played each other twice so far this year and it has been some of the best hockey we’ve seen so far. These two Highway 10 rivals are set to finish off a four-game mini-series with a home-and-home starting tonight at 7 pm.

The Stampeders (7-9-0-2) enter tonight’s contest just one point behind third place in the West Division and can jump the Virden Oil Capitals and the OCN Blizzard with a win against the division leaders tonight at the Centennial Arena.

For the Stamps to claim a win against Dauphin, they must make life impossible for Carson Cherepak in the crease. What we have seen of the 19-year-old netminder this year is that he is quick, doesn’t give out many rebounds and if he sees it, he’s stopping it.

Staying out of the penalty box is a MUST against the offensively gifted Kings and the Stampeders need to find their scoring touch again. Only scoring one goal in 125 minutes of play won’t win you many games in this league.

The Swan Valley Stampeders will take to the ice tonight for the first time without their leading point-getter – Jamie Valentino. Earlier this week, Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff pulled off a deal with the Estevan Bruins (SJHL) for the 19-year-old Thompson product who had asked for the trade.

Wolff will be going with a full lineup tonight dressing 12 forwards and six defencemen. Out tonight Collin Jennings (suspension), Lare Pahtayken and a familiar face who has returned to the Valley – Emile Pichette. Darius Makse will return to the lineup and flank Trey Sauder and Adam Ward on the fourth line.

Players to watch

SVS – Quinn Mulder (5G, 10A), Carter Cockburn (4G, 11A), Adam Rajsigl (4G, 11A) and Cody Barnes (10G, 4A). 

 DAU –Colby Jaquet (5G, 19A), Kaden Bryant (9G, 8A), Parker Malchuk (3G, 12A) and Brayden Dube (9G, 4A).

Tonight there will also be a battle off the ice as the Community Foundation of Swan Valley faces off against the Dauphin & District Community Foundation during the Swan Valley Stampeders’ home game against the Dauphin Kings to see who can raise the most money.

Visit the table in the lobby during the game or make your donation remotely. All donations made that day count toward the challenge.

Ways to Give!

Credit Card – Select “Give a Gift” on the CFSV website, select link under on-line donations.

E-Transfer to cfswanvalley@gmail.com

Cheque – Mail or in person to Donna Martin PO Box 1509, Swan River MB R0L 1Z0

Cash – In person, contact Donna Martin at 204.734.9129

Give to your local community foundation between November 15 – 21 and your $5 gift becomes $7, thanks to stretch funding from The Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba government. Contact your local community foundation for details and gift options.

For details on how to give contact Donna Martin, cfswanvalley@gmail.com or call 204-734-9129.

Help your community flourish forever!

Make sure to purchase your 50/50 tickets leading up to tonight’s contest. You can buy online anytime leading up to the game by clicking the link below.

Game day tickets for tonight’s 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.