The Swan Valley Stampeders saw their two game win streak snapped last night by the Winkler Flyers. Ryan Monias was in the right place at the right time to not only open the scoring with 3:51 left to play in the game, but he also picked up the game winner on a lucky break and the Winkler Flyers took a 2-0 win on the road.
Swan will have to find a way to produce goals against a heavy hitting, tight checking and shot blocking team tonight at the Centennial Arena.
The Stampeders offence has been hit-and-miss for most of the 2021/22 season while their defensive play has been on point for the past three games. In their past three home games, the Stampeders have only scored three goals and all of them came against the Dauphin Kings.
Swan Valley has done a marvelous job in their defensive zone over the past three games, that and the stellar play of 19-year-old goaltender Kobe Grant who has stopped 95 of 99 shots he has faced. Expect another big game from the Sicamous, BC product tonight.
Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff will be going with the same 20 names as last night, but has put his line combinations in a blender ahead of tonight’s contest. Trey Sauder is now on a line with Justin Keck and Cody Barnes. Brad Fortin joins an already dangerous combination of Jacob Paler-Chow and Noah Fladager while Myles Mason joins Adam Ward and Darius Makse.
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, 20A), Jayden McCarthy (12G, 16A), Trent Sambrook (3G, 19A) and Josh Beauchemin (9G, 10A).
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 after the game.