IG Wealth Management Game Day Report
Swan Valley Stampeders Regular Season Record: 33-16-5-1. PP: 18.7% (9th) PK: 79.2% (8th) Rank: 1st in the MGEU West Division, 4th in MJHL
Head Coach: Barry Wolff
Assistant Coach: Dakota Mason
Associate Coach: Darren Webster
Tonight’s Matchup: vs the Nighthawks: The Stampeders proved to many doubters that they can hang with the “Big Boys” with a huge 2-1 shootout win last night on home ice. Swan will need to bring that same intensity tonight against a Nighthawks team that can bring it. Staying out of the penalty box and playing their game is key to a victory in their second-last home game of the regular season.
Last Game: 2-1 shootout win over Steinbach: Swan Valley played a near-perfect game last night at the Centennial Arena, defeating the league’s second-best team 2-1 in a shootout. Owen Harris scored the Stampeders’ only goal during regulation while Myles Mason and Josh Danis scored highlight-reel goals in the shootout. Kobe Grant was sensational, stopping 33/34 shots, plus two shooters in the shootout to claim their 33rd win of the season.
LAST 5 GAMES
5-2 win vs Neepawa
4-0 win @ Selkirk
8-1 win @ WPG Freeze
4-3 win vs Dauphin
4-3 win vs Winkler
TOP 5 STAMPEDER SCORERS
Jakob Jones: 29G – 39A = 68 Points
Justin Keck: 30G – 32A = 62 Points
Trey Sauder: 23G – 34A = 57 Points
Adam Rajsigl: 12G – 34A = 46 Points
Collin Jennings: 13G – 23A = 36 Points
Goals (30) – Justin Keck
Assists (39) – Jakob Jones
Points (68) – Jakob Jones
PIMS (195) – Collin Jennings
Rookie Points Leader (17) – Landen Gulutzan
Wins (25) – Kobe Grant
Shutouts (3) – Kobe Grant
Save % (.932) – Kobe Grant
Goals Against Average (2.68) – Kobe Grant
Nighthawks Regular Season Record: 24-26-1-3 PP: 19.2% (7th) PK: 74.9% (13th) Rank: 4th in the MGEU East Division, 8th in MJHL.
Head Coach: Kelvin Cech
Assistant Coach: Ethan Maertens-Poole
Assistant Coach: Tyler Anderson
Tonight’s Matchup: vs Swan: Niverville is coming off a 5-1 loss in OCN and will be looking for a win to finish off their recent road trip. The Stampeders have had their number all season and must stay out of the penalty box to accomplish their goal.
Last Game: 5-1 loss to OCN: The Nighthawks thought they could jump on the OCN Blizzard who has sat idle for the past week. That didn’t work and ended up dropping a 5-1 decision to kick off their road trip. OCN scored early, and often to keep pace in the MGEU West Division claiming their 31st win of the season.
TOP 5 STEELERS SCORERS
Josh Paulhus – 29G – 230 = 59 Points
Brendan Bottem – 20G – 28A = 48 Points
Braden Panzer – 15G – 26A = 41 Points
Desmond Johnson – 9G – 31A = 40 Points
Evan Bortis – 10G – 28A = 38 Points
Goals (29) – Josh Paulhus
Assists (31) – Desmond Johnson
Points (59) – Josh Paulhus
PIMS (99) – Isaac Rentmeester
Rookie Points Leader (48) – Brendan Bottem
Wins (13) – Chris Fines
Shutouts (1) – Ethan Kadatz
Save % (.903) –Ethan Kadatz
Goals Against Average (3.09) – Ethan Kadatz
Full lineup details at 5 p.m..
Tickets for tonight’s game can be purchased online at stampedershockey.com, through our app or at the door.
Puck drop is set for 7 p.m..