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Swan Valley Star and Times Game Day Report

The Swan Valley Stampeders will face a new opponent in Winnipeg. The team travelled to the city and will return to action tonight for the first time in six days. Swan Valley is coming off a big week winning three of four games and climbing back up in the standings.Swan will clash with Winnipeg Freeze who also had a string of good hockey as of late. The Freeze went 2-3, (beating Waywayseecappo 7-6 and the OCN Blizzard 4-2), to finish off the month of November after making a coaching change.

Despite their record, the Freeze will be firing on all cylinders and the Stampeders will need to bring their best effort when the puck drops. The Freeze have beat some of the league’s top teams recently and are looking to move out of the basement with a new coach behind the bench.

Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff will be going with 11 forwards and seven defencemen tonight in Winnipeg. Darius Makse, Lare Pahtayen and Emile Pichette will be scratched while defenceman Collin Jennings draws back in.  19-year-old Kobe Grant will get the start in goal.

Players to watch

SVS – Quinn Mulder (8G, 12A), Carter Cockburn (5G, 13A), Cody Barnes (10G, 6A), and Jackson Betcher (7G, 8A). 

WPF – Nathan Driver (17G, 8A), Ethan Raduy (3G, 12A), Rylan Ringer (1G, 14A) and Ryder Ringor (5G, 8A).

The Stampeders have finally found their stride and will look to gain two points on the road tonight.

More to come after the game.