Riding a six-game winning streak into last weeks action, the Swan Valley Stampeders were looking to close the gap on the league leading, Portage Terriers.
The Stamps’ did just that by winning both of their games on home ice.
On Friday, February 15, the Stamps took down the Terriers’ to inch closer to them in the standings.
The team kept it going one night later on Saturday as they lit up the scoreboard in a 6-3 come from behind win against Waywayseecappo.
Swan Valley continues to hold down the number one spot in the Subway MJHL Power Rankings, and sits in the number 12 spot in the weekly top 20 CJHL rankings.
The “Three Stars of the Week” is brought to you by Paull Funeral Home & Crematorium, and will be awarded week-to-week with points being collected throughout the remainder of the year. The top three will players 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 – Merek Pipes – 1 Point
2nd Star – Dane Hirst – 2 points
1st Star – Josh Maucieri – 3 Points
THREE STARS (Feb 10 – Feb 18)
John Jebamani has been very impressive as of late, as he continues to show his dominating defensive play. The youngster showed both sides of his game this weekend, not only shutting down the other teams’ offensively gifted forwards but he added some offence finding the score sheet three times.
The Winnipeg, MB native picked up one assist in a 4-2 win over the Portage Terriers Friday night. Jebamani assisted on back-to-back goals Saturday night against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines en-route to a 6-3 win on home ice.
The 19-year-old has played in 48 games with the Swan Valley Stampeders, collecting ten assists so far this season.
Matt Osadick continues to rack up points in a Stampeder uniform. The talented youngster who had committed to play Div 1 hockey with Maine Black Bears added some much needed offence to the Stampeder lineup this weekend.
The Grande Pointe, MB product scored three goals and added an assist in wins over the Portage Terriers and the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to help the Stampeders improve their record to 37-10-3-2.
The 18-year-old has 26 goals, adding 29 assists for 55 points in 38 games this season.
Bradly Goethals continues his impressive season, helping the Stampeders pick up two more wins this past weekend.
The Ile des Chenes, MB product collected six points in two games last week for the Stampeders. Goethals picked up a goal and four assists Friday against the Portage, then scored twice against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines Saturday night.
The 20-year-old has scored 32 goals, adding 38 assists for 70 points in 44 games for Swan Valley.
The Stampeders will be back in action tonight, as the club travels to Waywayseecappo to take on the Wolverines. Puck drop is 6:00pm. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.com or on GX94radio.com with Benny Walchuk.
The Stampeders return to home ice Wednesday February 20th as they host the OCN Blizzard in Minor Hockey Night. $2 admission for any minor hockey player wearing their jersey. There will be give ways, Autographs from your favourite Stampeder players – in the lobby following the game (Please bring your items to be signed). Wednesday, February 20th 7:30pm. Wear your jersey and get loud for your Swan Valley Stampeders.
Bradly Goethals – 6 Points
Josh Tripp – 5 Points
Merek Pipes – 5 Points
Dane Hirst – 4 Points
Josh Maucieri – 3 Points
Brian Harris – 2 Points
Alex Uryga – 2 Points
Campbell Balk – 1 Point
Tucker Scantlebury – 1 Point
Quintin Sudom – 1 Point