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Turnbull Cup Final Preview

The Stamps’ did something no other team from the Valley has done in the past 20 years, made it to the MJHL Finals.

After sweeping the Dauphin Kings in the first round, the Stamps’ ran into a hot goaltender in Matt Radomsky and a determined Steinbach team in the second round. The Stamps knocked out the defending 2017/2018 MJHL Turnbull Cup champions in six games.

The Stamps’ will open up the MJHL Turnbull Cup Championship Series in Portage Friday April 5th. A team that has won 10 league championships since 1972.

The Opponent

Portage swept both of their first two series making quick work of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and the Virden Oil Capitals.

The Turnbull Cup is being touted as “the mother of all series” to watch as the MJHL final will pit the league’s top two regular season teams against one another.

Throughout the regular season Portage held down first place while Swan finished the league just six points behind. Points don’t mean anything to the Stamps’ as they went 4-2 against the Terriers over the course of their six game, regular season series.

A Deeper Look

Swan Valley Stampeders:

Vs Portage Terriers (4-2) when scoring first (2-0) gave up the first goal (2-2)

PP –4/25 – 16%         PK –34/39 – 87%

Leading Scorers:

Matthew Osadick – 5G, 3A              

Campbell Balk – 2G, 5A

Bradly Goethals – 1G, 4A                 

Josh Tripp – 2G, 2A

Home Record:

3-0

Road Record:

1-2

Facts:

20-year-old Victoria, BC native Merek Pipes backstopped the Stampeders to two shutouts against Portage, while posting a .945 save percentage.

Bradly Goethals is having himself a great playoffs, as he leads all playoff scorers with 15 points.

Portage Terriers:

Vs Swan Valley (2-3-1) when scoring first (2-2) gave up the first goal (0-1-1)

PP –5/39 – 12%         PK –25/29 – 86%

Leading Scorers:

Owen Murray – 2G, 5A         

Joey Moffat – 4G, 3A

Kolton Shindle – 2G, 3A       

Scott Mickoski – 3A

Home Record:

2-1

Away Record:

0-2-1

Facts:

Ethan Peterson posted a .938 save percentage against the Stampeders this season and has backstopped the Terriers to 7/8 wins in the post season.

Chase Brakel leads Portage with 12 points in the playoffs.

The top two teams will face off tomorrow night at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie.

Full List of Games

SWAN VALLEY STAMPEDERS vs PORTAGE TERRIERS

April 05

Swan Valley Stampeders

at

Portage Terriers

7:30 pm

April 07

Portage Terriers

at

Swan Valley Stampeders

7:30 pm

April 10

Swan Valley Stampeders

at

Portage Terriers

7:30 pm

April 13

Portage Terriers

at

Swan Valley Stampeders

7:30 pm

April 16

Swan Valley Stampeders

at

Portage Terriers (if necess)

7:30 pm

April 18

Portage Terriers

at

Swan Valley Stamps (if necess)

7:30 pm

April 22

Swan Valley Stampeders

at

Portage Terriers (if necess)

7:30 pm

Tickets are available at Atkinson’s Sports Excellence or at the door.

Ticket Prices

Advance

$14 adult (18 & over)

$10 student (13-17)

$6 child (12 & under)

At the door

$16 adult ( 18 & over)

$12 student (13-17)

$8 child (12 & under)

Wear white and bring the noise Swan River.

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