The Swan Valley Stampeders are coming off another subpar weekend, going 1-1 on their recent road trip, now sitting with a 3-3-1 record ahead of tonight’s tilt with the Virden Oil Capitals.
Swan Valley has outscored their opponents this season, 20-16, but only have three wins and an overtime point to show for it. New faces in and out of the lineup may have a lot to do with that as chemistry is only now starting to show on some lines and that is a big plus for Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff.
Getting better every day is something that is preached by Wolff and the Stampeders got some unreal news last week regarding a player returning to the team. Steven Arp was released by the WHLs Winnipeg Ice, sending the 18-year-old back to the Stampeders where he finds himself suiting up for his hometown team. Arp is expected to be in the lineup tonight against the Oil Capitals.
Wolff has also made a few changes ahead of tonight’s contest, dressing 11 forwards and seven defencemen. Foxx McColl and Andrey Manov return to the lineup on the backend while Steven Arp will dress alongside Myles Mason and Darius Makse. Kobe Grant is expected to get the start in goal.
Players to watch
Swan Valley – Justin Keck (3G, 5A), Adam Rajsigl (2G, 5A), Tyler Park (1G, 4A) and Jakob Jones (3G, 1A).
Virden – Joey Bielik (1G, 7A), Nolan Chastko (5G, 2A), Davis Chorney (3G, 3A) and Josh Lehto (5G).
Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm from Tundra Oil and Gas Place. Catch all the action live on hockeytv.com or stay up-to-date on all social media platforms.