The Swan Valley Stampeders are back in action tonight as they head south to face their West Division rival, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. Over the course of the past two games, let’s just say things got heated in the trenches, and we expect to see more of that tonight as both teams look to climb in the division standings.
Earlier this week the MJHL released the weekly power rankings. That announcement surprised many folks in the Valley as the Stampeders somehow slipped to 9th while the Wolverines gained traction and now sit third. As per the leagues description – Don’t let the position fool you, Swan has started to play very well and scoring six against the Wolverines deserves a lot of credit. Secondary scoring is starting to trend in the right direction. All teams want is a chance and the Stamps have a real chance to put the league on notice with another strong showing against the Wolverines this weekend.
Swan Valley’s secondary scoring is finally showing up, and at the right time. The high flying offence of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines was completely shut down in a 6-1 loss to the Stampeders Saturday Oct. 2 in Swan River. The way to beat the Wolverines is to take that offence out of the equation.
Swan Valley heads into tonight’s matchup with a 3-3 record, while the Wolverines hold a 4-2 record. The Stamps’ are looking to move above .500 for the first time tonight with a win on the road and give Wayway their first loss on home ice.
Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff will be changing his lineup a bit for tonight’s game. Tyler Park (Carman, MB) will see his first game of the season after missing some time with an injury. He will be paired with newly acquired defenceman Lare Pahtayken.
Puck drop at the Waywayseecapp Arena Complex slated for 7:30 p.m..
Players to watch
SVS – Jamie Valentino (1G, 5A), Jackson Betcher (3G, 2A), Noah Fladager (2G,3A), Brad Fortin (1G, 4A) and Adam Rajsigl (2G, 2A).
WAY– Caleb Petrie (2G, 4A), Lonan Bulger (1G, 5A), Owen Wheatley (5A), Troy Hamilton (4G) and Josh Peppler (3G, 1A).
While watching the game tonight, be sure to purchase a 50/50 ticket. Our online system is back and you can once again purchase anytime in the days leading up to our home games. You can buy from home, work or from your seat at the game. To purchase your 50/50 tickets please click the link provided here >> https://www.fundingchange.ca/svstampeders/YUjYgGWcbUSuF4fW
More to come following the game.