The Swan Valley Stampeders are coming off back-to-back wins earlier this week at the MJHL Showcase in Portage la Prairie. The Stampeders beat the Winkler Flyer 4-1 Monday and followed that up with a 4-2 win over Selkirk Tuesday.
The Stampeders needed a break from their current home-and-home four-game mini-series against the West Division. After losing five consecutive games – one to Virden and then four to Dauphin, the Stamps’ found their stride and won back-to-back games climbing back up to a tie with the Oil Capitals for third overall in the West. Despite the recent blip in the Stampeders wins and losses category, Swan Valley is only five games behind the second Place Waywaysecappo Wolverines and eight back of first place.
The Stampeders will look to 19-year-old goaltender Kobe Grant to face the Flyers.
Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff will be dressing a nearly identical lineup from Tuesday’s game. Lare Pahtayken and Darius Makse will draw into the lineup tonight while Collin Jennings, Jayden Mosiondz and Emile Pichette will be scratched.
Players to watch
SVS –Carter Cockburn (5G, 13A), Quinn Mulder (7G, 12A), Brad Fortin ( 2G, 13A), and Callum Fortin (5G, 2A).
WNK –Justin Svenson (13G, 19A), Jayden McCarthy (12G, 15A), Trent Sambrook (3G, 19A) and Josh Beauchemin (9G, 10A).
More to come after the game.