Friday, April 5th, 2019 will be some history for the MJHL's Swan Valley Stampeders when they play their first game of a MJHL Turnbull Cup Final when they visit the Portage Terriers for Game 1 of their Best of 7 Championship series.
"It's exciting times for the community, you always strive to have the best team possible and seems like this year we've got the right people in place and Barry does a great job, and it's one of the best teams I've ever seen," said team governor and Stamps' alumni Cramer Coulthart.
After dispatching of the Dauphin Kings in 4 straight games in the Quarter-Finals, the Stamps then went on to dethrone the defending champion Steinbach Pistons in round 2 to advance on to the big dance for the very first time.
"The Pistons were a good challenge for us, they challenged us all series and lucky for us we came out on top," Stamps Head Coach/GM Barry Wolff said in a series preview interview.
Meanwhile for the Stamps' opponent in the final, the Portage Terriers they are in a very familiar place, competing 5th final in the last 8 years and the franchise is gunning for the 12th league title.
Wolff says his opposition, who they beat 4 times during the regular season, will be a good challenge once again.
"They've had a lot of success over the years and this season and they score a lot of goals and lets hope our strong defensive play continues and we can keep their offence in check so we can be successful."
GM 1 (Fri. Apr 5th)- Swan Valley @ Portage 7:30 MB **
GM 2 (Sun. Apr 7th) - Portage @ Swan Valley 7:30 MB **
GM 3 (Wed. Apr 10th) - Swan Valley @ Portage 7:30 MB **
GM 4 (Sat. Apr 13th) - Portage @ Swan Valley 7:30 MB **
*GM 5 (Tues. Apr 16th) - Swan Valley @ Portage 7:30 MB **
*GM 6 (Thurs. Apr 18th) - Portage @ Swan Valley 7:30 MB **
*GM 7 (Mon. Apr 22nd) - Swan Valley @ Portage 7:30 MB **
Series Preview Interview with Stamps Head Coach/GM Barry Wolff below: