The Swan Valley Stampeders are proud to announce that local product Josh Tripp has committed to play with the University of Manitoba Bisons for the coming season.
The 5’9” 165 lb Swan River native started, and ended his junior career for his home town Stampeders. In his rookie year (2015-2016) Tripp scored 23 goals and 24 assists in 55 games. He would head south to the NAHL for a season and a half, playing in 70 games for the Corpus Christi IceRays, scoring 16 goals and adding 33 assists. The shifty forward would return to the Stampeders organization in 2018, where he collected 28 goals adding 14 assists in 38 games. The 20-year-old finished his junior playing career in a Stampeder uniform by collecting 36 goals, while adding 48 assists in 57 regular season games. The highly skilled forward helped lead his team to one win shy of a league championship this past season. Tripp scored 10 goals while adding 11 assists in 17 playoff games.
As the MJHL scoring champion, Tripp was named the league’s Most Valuable Player in addition to being named to the league’s First All-Star Team.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Bisons,” said Tripp. “They put together a competitive team regularly and it’s in my home province which makes it even more exciting.”
Tripp will join former Stampeder players Keaton Jameson and recently committed Bradly Goethals and Brian Harris.
The Swan Valley Stampeders continue to provide a positive atmosphere; one that allows the players to stay focused and committed to their long term goals of making it to the next level.
The entire Stampeder Organization would like to congratulate Josh Tripp on his recent commitment to play with the University of Manitoba Bisons.