The Swan Valley Stampeders had another busy schedule last week, playing three games in seven nights. The team collected three wins and pushed their record to 42-13-3-2 which is one win shy of the franchise record.
“Placing second overall is the highest this franchise has ever finished,” said Assistant Coach Darren Webster. “The coaching staff are very proud of our guys and all their accomplishments throughout the year.” He added that “we are just getting started.”
The Stamps’ kicked off the week with a massive 7-3 win Tuesday February 26th over the Neepawa Natives. Swan Valley carried that momentum into Friday March 1st defeating Neepawa 4-2 on the road. The club returned home Sunday March 3rd and closed out their regular season with a 3-2 win over Winnipeg.
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 – Brian Harris – 1 Point
2nd Star – Bradly Goethals – 2 points
1st Star – Matt Osadick– 3 Points
THREE STARS (Feb 25th – Mar 4th)
Troy Quinn has been solid for the Stampeders since being acquired back in October. The 6’4” 201 lbs defenceman continues to show his dominance on the Stamps’ back end, shutting down some of the leagues top forwards.
The Nepean, ON product has been showing some offence as of late, scoring one goal and adding three assists over the course of the week.
The 19-year-old has tallied 5 goals, adding 19 assists for 24 points in 40 games with the Swan Valley Stampeders.
Josh Maucieri has found his scoring ways once again, which has earned himself second star of the week honours.
The 6’2” 181 lbs Crosby, MN, USA forward helped the Stampeders offence last week scoring twice and adding an assist.
The 20-year-old has scored 16 goals, adding 23 assists for 39 points in 57 games for Swan Valley.
Brian Harris continues to lead by example scoring three times last week and helping his team earn three victories.
The 6’1” 190 lbs Wawanesa, MB product scored twice against the Neepawa Natives Tuesday February 26th and supplied the games first goal Sunday March 3rd against the Winnipeg Blues.
The 20-year-old has 16 goals, 36 assists for 52 points in 59 games this season.
The Stampeders wrapped up their regular season play with a fantastic record of 42-13-3-2 and will now shift their focus to the MJHL Playoffs. The Stamps’ will face off against the Dauphin Kings in the first round, which is set to get underway Friday March 8th in Swan River. Puck drop will be at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at Atkinson’s Sports Excellence or at the door.
Bradly Goethals – 11 Points
Josh Tripp – 5 Points
Matt Osadick – 5 Points
Merek Pipes – 5 Points
Dane Hirst – 4 Points
Brian Harris – 3 Points
Josh Maucieri – 3 Points
Alex Uryga – 2 Points
John Jebamani – 1 Point
Campbell Balk – 1 Point
Tucker Scantlebury – 1 Point
Quintin Sudom – 1 Point