IG Wealth Management Game Day Report
Swan Valley Stampeders Regular Season Record: 18-9-3-1. PP: 19.4% (6th) PK: 74.6% (12th) Rank: 1st in the MGEU West Division, 4th in MJHL
Head Coach: Barry Wolff
Assistant Coach: Dakota Mason
Assistant Coach: Darren Webster
Tonight’s Matchup: vs the OCN Blizzard: The Stampeders’ point streak reached eight straight games last night in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings at Credit Union Place. Swan Valley has cooled off a bit but will need to turn up the thermostat a few degrees tonight if they want to stay ahead of the OCN Blizzard and close out the first half of the season on a high note.
Last Game: 4-3 OT loss to Dauphin: The Stampeders didn’t start on time, and were lucky Kobe Grant was on their side last night, stopping all 20 shots he faced in the first period. Swan Valley fell into a 2-0 hole early in the second period, but was able to respond with a power play marker of their own by Noah Wilson. Collin Jennings and Owen Harris scored less than six minutes apart in the third period but it was penalty trouble that hurt the Stampeders once again. A goal by the Kings with 3.7 seconds left in the game sent this one to overtime for the second straight game. And, yet again it was a power play goal that Dauphin scored to win.
TOP 5 STAMPEDER SCORERS
Jakob Jones: 17G – 18A = 35 Points
Justin Keck: 14G – 17A = 31 Points
Trey Sauder: 11G – 18A = 29 Points
Adam Rajsigl: 5G – 18A = 22 Points
Warren Marcotte: 5G – 13A = 18 Points
Goals (17) – Jakob Jones
Assists (18) – Jakob Jones
Points (35) – Jakob Jones
PIMS (87) – Collin Jennings
Rookie Points Leader (5) – Callum Halls
Wins (12) – Kobe Grant
Shutouts (1) – Kobe Grant
Save % (.929) – Kobe Grant
Goals Against Average (2.84) – Kobe Grant
Blizzard Regular Season Record: 18-12-1-2 PP: 15.2% (11th) PK: 82.7% (5th) Rank: 2nd in the MGEU West Division, 5th in MJHL.
Head Coach: Doug Johnson
Assistant Coach: Greg Hunter
Tonight’s Matchup: vs Swan: The OCN Blizzard will be returning to action for the first time in a week, and will be looking to make up ground before the Christmas break, which starts after tonight’s contest for both teams.
Last Game: Postponed: The Blizzard had their game against the Virden Oil Capitals postponed due to bad highway conditions last night and will reschedule at a later date. Prior to that, the Blizzard lost to the Neepawa Titans 4-3 in overtime at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre Sunday Dec. 11.
TOP 5 BLIZZARD SCORERS
Riley Zimmerman – 18G – 21A = 39 Points
Ashton Paul – 15G – 19A = 34 Points
Alex Bernauer – 13G – 18A = 31 Points
Sebastian Hamming – 6G – 15A = 21 Points
Kieran Cooke – 4G – 15A = 19 Points
Goals (18) – Riley Zimmerman
Assists (21) – Riley Zimmerman
Points (39) – Riley Zimmerman
PIMS (66) – Alex Bernauer
Rookie Points Leader (16) – Keenan McNeill
Wins (12) – Chase Hamm
Shutouts (1) – Ethan Farrow/Chase Hamm
Save % (.918) – Ethan Farrow
Goals Against Average (2.56) – Ethan Farrow
Full lineup details at 5 p.m..
Tonight’s game is a proud presentation of Kal Tire. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at the front door as you enter. U7 mini-game will take place in the first intermission and pedal tractor races will take place in the second intermission.
Tickets for tonight’s game can be purchased online at Stampedershockey.com, through the Stampeder app or at the door.
The puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m..