The Swan Valley Stampeders only played one game last week, returning to action after a six day break. Swan Valley’s nearly week long break was a good one though, as nine players attended the MJHL Showcase in Regina, SK, January 14th and 15th. Josh Tripp, Bradly Goethals, Alex Uryga, Kasyn Kruse, Josh Maucieri, Dane Hirst, Quintin Sudom, Troy Quinn, and Merek Pipes suited up for Team Belfour and Team Zajac in front of several scouts from all levels.
In case you missed it, Swan Valley returned to the ice Saturday January 19th, snapping the Portage Terriers eleven game win streak, with a 2-0 win on the road.
The victory gives the Stamps back-to-back wins for the first time in 2019 and closed the gap to nine points as they chase down first place. The Stampeders have now won three out of their last four, and are on a two game win streak with OCN in their sights Tuesday night.
The Swan Valley Stampeders “Three Stars of the Week” is a new segment brought to you by Paull Funeral Home & Crematorium. The three stars will be awarded week-to-week with points being collected throughout the remainder of the year. The top three will be recognized at the end of the year.
Three stars point system is as follows:
1st Star = 3 points
2nd Star = 2 points
3rd Star = 1 point
Check back every Monday for the Paull Funeral Home & Crematorium, Three Stars of the week.
Last weeks Three Stars were:
3rd Star – Tucker Scantlebury – 1 Point
2nd Star – Josh Tripp – 2 points
1st Star – Bradly Goethals – 3 Points
THREE STARS (Jan 14th-21st)
20-year-old Campbell Balk had himself an unbelievable game against the Portage Terriers Saturday January 19th.
The West Olive, MI, USA product scored the opening goal 1:18 into the second period, which later proved to be the game winner.
The gritty forward has scored 6 times since being acquired by the club, and has added 22 assists in 28 games.
Dane Hirst was a work horse for the team, both defensively and offensively, Saturday against Portage.
The Lac Du Bonnett, MB product picked up two assists in a 2-0 road win Saturday night.
The 19-year-old has been racking up points all season long, scoring twice and adding 31 assists in 39 games with the Stampeders.
Merek Pipes was on his game against the Terriers this weekend, turning aside everything Portage sent his way.
Pipes stopped all 42 shots Saturday night, picking up his third shutout since being acquired by Swan earlier this year.
The 20-year-old from Victoria, BC sits fourth in the league with a 2.41 GAA, and third overall with a .937 SV% in 20 games with Swan Valley.
Next action for the Stampeders will be Tuesday January 22nd in OCN. Puck drop is 7:00p.m.