The Swan Valley Stampeders and the OCN Blizzard will end a four game mini-series tonight at the Centennial Arena in Swan River. After tonight’s game between the two teams, they won’t see each other again until February 15, 2022.
The Stampeders look to build off of Tuesday night’s 3-2 win in The Pas, and get back to .500 for the first time this season. Speed and skill was an asset in their win over the Blizzard, and will be needed once again in order to push the play and keep the bigger OCN line-up on their heels.
Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff shuffled his lineup ahead of tonight’s contest. Jordan Gagnon (01) will return to the back-end after serving a two game suspension, replacing Dayvan Bull (03). Up front, 16-year-old, Swan River local Will Munro will slide into the RW position on the fourth line replacing Darius Makse (03).
The two teams have met three times and are very familiar with one another. In order for the Stampeders to win they must stay out of the penalty box and continue to use their power plays to take advantage of the game.
Wolff will once again be looking to his leadership group to help push the pace and bring home their second win of the season on home ice tonight.
Head-to-head matchup over three games
OCN – 11 Goals (32 PIMS)
Swan Valley – 9 Goals (41 PIMS)
Players to watch
Swan Valley – Adam Rajsigl (2G, 2A), Jackson Betcher (2G,1A), Carter Cockburn (1G, 2A) and Noah Fladager (1G, 2A).
OCN–Aaron Lorenz (2G, 2A), Max Mazur (2G, 2A), Riley Zimmerman (2G, 2A) and Parker Johnson (1G, 2A)
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Tickets for tonight’s game can be purchased online at stampedershockey.com through showpass, at the door or at Patty’s Sports Excellence. 12 and under are free of charge courtesy of the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre.
Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. and will be available on HockeyTV.com for those who cannot make it.
More to come following the game.