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Swan Valley Stampeders Regular Season Record: 4-5-1-1. PP: 20% (8th) PK: 73.2% (12th) Rank: 5th in West Division, 9th in MJHL
Head Coach: Barry Wolff
Assistant Coach: Dakota Mason
Assistant Coach: Darren Webster
Tonight’s Matchup: vs Winnipeg Blues: The Stampeders have now lost two straight, suffering their latest defeat by the Centennial Cup hosts, the Portage Terriers last night at the Centennial Arena. Penalties are once again a hot topic for the Stampeder squad, giving their opponents numerous opportunities every game and making their goaltenders work harder than they should. The Stampeders are averaging just over 37 shots a game against, and not getting enough scoring help from their full lineup. Swan Valley will need to rely on a full team effort tonight if they expect to break out of their recent losing streak tonight against the Blues.
Last Game: 5-2 loss to the Portage Terriers: Swan Valley ran into themselves in the first period last night. The walls collapsed around them in the opening frame, giving up four goals, three on the penalty kill, to a very strong Portage Terrier squad. Justin Keck and Warren Marcotte were able to find the back of the net but it wasn’t enough to beat the number one team in the MJHL on home ice.
TOP 5 STAMPEDER SCORERS
Justin Keck: 5G – 8A = 13 Points
Jakob Jones: 5G – 5A = 10 Points
Adam Rajsigl: 3G – 7A = 10 Points
Myles Mason: 3G – 3A = 6 Points
Tyler Park: 1G – 4A = 5 Points
Goals (5) – Jakob Jones
Assists (8) – Justin Keck
Points (13) – Justin Keck
PIMS (36) – Hayden Pimm
Rookie Points Leader (2G) – Callum Halls
Wins (3) – Kobe Grant
Shutouts (1) – Kobe Grant
Save % (.932) – Loic Mainguy-Crepault
Goals Against Average (2.43) – Kobe Grant
Blues Regular Season Record: 5-6-0 PP: 16.1% (9th) PK: 90% (1st) Rank: 4th in East Division, 8th in MJHL.
Head Coach: Alex Mandolidis
Assistant Coach: Austin Lauder
Tonight’s Matchup: vs Swan: The Blues are coming off a pair of losses this week and are looking desperately to break out of that funk. After dropping an 8-0 game to the Pistons on Tuesday, the Blues fell to the OCN Blizzard 5-2 last night.
Last Game: 5-2 loss to the OCN Blizzard: Winnipeg used two second period goals to tie the game but fell apart in the third period to the West Division leaders last night. OCN went on to score three third period goals for their ninth win of the season.
TOP 5 WINNIPEG SCORERS
Jack Kaiser – 8G – 6A = 14 Points
Garett Zasitko – 6G – 7A = 13 Points
Matthew McLeod – 2G – 10A = 12 Points
Ryland Kuczek – 5G – 6A = 11 Points
Kai Elkie – 3G – 6A = 9 Points
Goals (8) – Jack Kaiser
Assists (13) – Matthew McLeod
Points (14) – Jack Kaiser
PIMS (27) – Liam Dumelie
Rookie Points Leader (9) – Kai Elkie
Wins (4) – Brock Moroz
Shutouts (0) –
Save % (.899) – Jackson McLeod
Goals Against Average (3.39) – Jackson McLeod
Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff has made a few adjustments ahead of tonight’s game against the Blues. Matthew Munro will skate alongside Captain Tyler Park while Andrey Manov will replace Blake Hiltermann. Amar Powar will also draw back into the lineup and skate alongside Ray Warrack and Landen Gulutzan. Loic Mainguy-Crepault is expected to get his third start of the season. Full lineup details at 5 p.m..
The puck drop is set for 7 p.m. from the Centennial Arena. Tonight’s game is all 80’s music. Also, if you wear a Stampeders jersey, you will be entered to win a prize pack worth $250. Tickets are available online at https://www.showpass.com/o/swan-valley-stampeders/ or at the door.
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