IG Wealth Management Game Day Report
Swan Valley Stampeders Regular Season Record: 17-9-1-1. PP: 19.6% (7th) PK: 75% (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 Oil Capitals: The Stampeders will need a full 60-minute effort if they hope to push their win streak to six games. Something the team hasn’t been able to do since the 2019-20 season. Swan will need to limit their trips to the penalty box and take advantage of home ice early on. The Stampeders had some big news this past week with the return of Owen Harris from the Brandon Wheat Kings. A solid defenceman that brings physicality and helps the back end.
Last Game: 5-4 OT win over Neepawa: The Stampeders took a 4-2 lead into the third period last Saturday, but gave up two goals in the third period to the Titans, who forced overtime. Jakob Jones played hero, ending the game with 37 seconds left in the extra frame, earning two huge points, and pushing their win streak to five games. Kobe Grant stopped 32/36 shots he faced for his 11th win of the year.
TOP 5 STAMPEDER SCORERS
Jakob Jones: 16G – 14A = 30 Points
Justin Keck: 13G – 17A = 30 Points
Trey Sauder: 10G – 16A = 26 Points
Adam Rajsigl: 5G – 17A = 22 Points
Myles Mason: 7G – 9A = 16 Points
Goals (16) – Jakob Jones
Assists (17) – Justin Keck
Points (30) – Jakob Jones
PIMS (79) – Collin Jennings
Rookie Points Leader (4) – Callum Halls
Wins (11) – Kobe Grant
Shutouts (1) – Kobe Grant
Save % (.926) – Kobe Grant
Goals Against Average (2.64) – Loic Mainguy-Crepault
Virden Oil Capitals
Oil Capitals Regular Season Record: 13-15-0 PP: 21.7% (4th) PK: 72% (13th) Rank: 6th in the MGEU West Division, 10th in MJHL.
Head Coach: Tyson Ramsey
Assistant Coach: Brett Braybrook
Tonight’s Matchup: vs Swan: Virden finally broke out of their losing streak Wednesday night in Winnipeg, defeating the Freeze 3-2. The Oil Capitals can strike at any time and have a chance to play spoiler tonight in Swan River.
Last Game: 3-2 win over Winnipeg Freeze: The Virden Oil Capitals offence has been lacking as of late, but they found a way back into the win column Wednesday night. Brody Wilson and Josh Lehto scored 19 minutes apart in the first period and Nolan Chastko added a power play marker in the third period in a 3-2 win. Eric Reid stopped 25/27 shots he faced.
TOP 5 OIL CAPITALS SCORERS
Josh Lehto – 11G – 8A = 19 Points
Nolan Chastko – 9G – 10A = 19 Points
Colten Miller – 4G – 15A = 19 Points
Davis Chorney – 10G – 7A = 17 Points
Joey Bielik – 4G – 13A = 17 Points
Goals (11) – Josh Lehto
Assists (15) – Colten Miller
Points (19) – Colten Miller
PIMS (82) – Davis Chorney
Rookie Points Leader (19) – Josh Lehto
Wins (8) – Eric Reid
Shutouts (0) – None
Save % (.872) – Owen LaRocque
Goals Against Average (3.66) – Owen LaRocque
Full lineup details at 5 p.m..
Tonight’s game is a presentation of the Westwood Inn with a bunch of prizes up for grabs. Tickets can be found online at Stampedershockey.com, through the official app of the Swan Valley Stampeders or at the door. This is the first of only two home games before the Christmas break.
Reminder that 12 and under are free courtesy of the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre.
The puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m..