IG Wealth Management Game Day Report
Swan Valley Stampeders Regular Season Record: 34-16-5-1. PP: 18.9% (9th) PK: 79.4% (8th) Rank: 1st in the MGEU West Division, 3rd in MJHL
Head Coach: Barry Wolff
Assistant Coach: Dakota Mason
Associate Coach: Darren Webster
Tonight’s Matchup: vs the Nighthawks:The Stampeders will be looking to do something they haven’t been able to do in a very long time, win eight straight games. Tonight will be a big test for the red-hot Stampeders squad as they travel south to face the west division’s second-place Virden Oil Capitals. Strong goaltending and staying out of the penalty box are a must if the Stampeders look to secure first overall in the Standings with just two games left in the MJHL Regular Season.
Last Game: 6-1 win over Niverville: Swan Valley came to play last Saturday, taking down the visiting Niverville Nighthawks, pushing their win streak to seven games. Swan scored three straight in the first period, added a power play marker in the second period and finished the game off with a pair of goals in the third. Loic Mainguy-Crepault was the first star of the game, stopping 36/37 shots he faced.
LAST 5 GAMES
6-1 win vs Niverville
2-1 win vs Steinbach
5-2 win vs Neepawa
4-0 win @ Selkirk
8-1 win @ WPG Freeze
TOP 5 STAMPEDER SCORERS
Jakob Jones: 29G – 39A = 68 Points
Justin Keck: 31G – 32A = 63 Points
Trey Sauder: 23G – 36A = 59 Points
Adam Rajsigl: 12G – 35A = 47 Points
Collin Jennings: 14G – 23A = 37 Points
Goals (31) – 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 % (.933) – Kobe Grant
Goals Against Average (2.68) – Kobe Grant
Virden Oil Capitals
Oil Capitals Regular Season Record: 35-20-1-0 PP: 21.9% (5th) PK: 76.0% (11th) Rank: 2nd in the MGEU West Division, 5th in MJHL.
Head Coach: Tyson Ramsey
Assistant Coach: Brett Braybrook
Tonight’s Matchup: vs Swan: The Oil Capitals are coming off a strong defensive win against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines, and will look to use that momentum to stave off the red-hot Swan Valley Stampeders on home ice tonight. Look for a tightly contested game as these two teams are heading into tonight’s game, winners of their last five.
Last Game: 2-1 win over Wayway: The Oil Capitals ended the Wolverines’ playoff hopes with a 2-1 win on the road Tuesday, Mar. 14. Joey Bielik opened the scoring just past the midway point of the first period and Naton Miller added his fifth of the year in the middle frame, while Eric Reid stopped 34/25 shots he faced in the win. The Oil Capitals will need strong defensive play to help find two points tonight against the Stampeders.
LAST 5 GAMES
2-1 win @ Waywayseecappo
6-2 win vs Selkirk
2-1 win @ Selkirk
5-2 win @ WPG Blues
4-3 win vs WPG Blues
TOP 5 STEELERS SCORERS
Nolan Chastko – 20G – 22A = 42 Points
Josh Lehto – 18G – 21A = 39 Points
Dean Gorchynski – 11G – 28A = 39 Points
Colten Miller – 15G – 23A = 38 Points
Joey Bielik – 14G – 21A = 35 Points
Goals (20) – Nolan Chastko
Assists (39) – Josh Lehto
Points (42) – Nolan Chastko
PIMS (127) – Davis Chorney
Rookie Points Leader (21) – Nolan Chastko
Wins (21) – Eric Reid
Shutouts (0) –
Save % (.903) – Owen LaRocque
Goals Against Average (2.94) – Eric Reid
Full lineup details at 5 p.m..
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Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m..