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Swan Valley Star and Times Game Day Report

The Swan Valley Stampeders will be looking to snap a four game losing streak tonight when they visit Dauphin to face the Kings to close out a home-and-home. The Kings have the Stampeders number so far this year when it comes to wins and losses, holding a record of 3-0 against Swan Valley.

The Stampeders will need a full 60 minute effort from their club tonight if they look to steal two points away from the Kings.

Swan Valley has done an excellent job of staying out of the penalty box over the course of this four-game mini-series but has forgotten to score goals. During the last three games, the Stampeders have only scored three goals and have made it fairly easy on Carson Cherepak in the Dauphin Kings net. Keeping the puck out of your own net is a must tonight in Dauphin. Swan Valley has given up 12 goals in three games to a highly offensively gifted team in the Kings.

The Stampeders (7-10-0-2) enter tonight’s contest three points behind third place in the West Division and can jump the Virden Oil Capitals for fourth place with a win on the road.

Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff has shuffled his lineup ahead of tonight’s contest. Brad Fortin will now be on a line with Myles Mason and returnee Emile Pichette. Pichette will make his 2021/22 season debut tonight and will be wearing #11. Cody Barnes has dropped down the lineup and will Centre a line of Trey Sauder and Darius Makse. Not Dressed tonight is Lare Pahtayken, Collin Jennings (Suspension) and Adam Ward.

Players to watch

SVS – Justin Keck (3G, 1A) Carter Cockburn (4G, 12A), Tyler Park (0G, 4A) and Callum Fortin (3G, 2A)

 DAU –Colby Jaquet (5G, 21A), Kaden Bryant (9G, 8A), Parker Malchuk (4G, 13A) and Brayden Dube (10G, 5A).

More to come after the game.