The Swan Valley Stampeders will be looking to split a weekend mini-series against the Neepawa Titans tonight at the Centennial Arena.
Last night’s lacklustre effort in the first period by the Stampeders was the backbreaker, losing 5-2 to the Titans. The Stampeders failed to stay out of the penalty box giving the Titans six power plays, two of which lead to goals against in the opening 7:53 of the first period.
To be honest, the Stampeders didn’t show up for the first 15 minutes and it cost the game. Credit to the Neepawa Titans who showed up on time and were backstopped by Emerik Demers who stopped 30/32 shots he face.
The Stampeders will look for a better start tonight as they need to keep ahead of the Oil Capitals and the Neepawa Titans in the West Division standings. It’s an all-out dog fight in the Standings and every point given up now hurts the Stampeders’ chances at a playoff spot come March.
Players to watch
SVS – Deepkaran Hans (2G, 1A) Carter Cockburn (11G, 22A), Nic Roussel (1G,1A) and Quinn Mulder (10G, 20A).
NEE– Cameron Trimble (10G, 6A), Austin Clyne (5G, 7A), Mitch Thiessen (10G, 16A), and Jaeger Lapointe (17G, 8A).
**A couple of quick notes**
First, Stampeder home games have been reduced to 250 fans in the building due to the current provincial health orders. We have set up Showpass to stop selling once it hits that mark. So, if you wish to come to tonight’s game and tickets are still available online or at Patty’s Sports Excellence that means you can gain entry into the game. Buy your tickets here – https://www.showpass.com/o/swan-valley-stampeders/
Our online 50/50 has gone live for tonight’s game. Purchase your 50/50 tickets here https://www.fundingchange.ca/svstampeders/YeBwlWWc6qOhe9GO
The Stamps Cash Lotto is well underway. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from any Stampeder board member, from Patty’s Sports Excellence, Cook & Cooke or the Swan Valley Star and times. You can also purchase by calling 204.281.4255 or visit our site directly at – stampedershockey.square.site/cash-lotto – please use the promo code LOTTO for free mail delivery. You MUST purchase a Stamps Cash Lotto ticket in order to purchase the added on 50/50 ticket. The draw will take place Saturday, Feb. 5 2022 after our home game against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.