Monday, 10 December 2018

Swan Valley's Osadick & Canada West open up World Junior A Challenge with victory over USA

Canada West opened its quest for a second-straight gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge the same way it ended last year's with a win over the U.S.

Matthew Davis made 41 saves in regulation and overtime before stopping six-of-seven attempts in the shootout and Alex Newhook scored the winner as Canada West held off the U.S. for a 2-1 victory on Sunday.

The next game for Swan Valley Stampeder forward Matt Osadick & Canada West will be tonight (Mon) at 8PM SK time when they face off with Canada East.

Canada East dropped their opener on Sunday to the Russians.

Results/Schedule Here

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Local Weekend MJHL/SJHL Recap

SWAN VALLEY STAMPEDERS




The Swan Valley Stampeders captured their only game of the weekend coming back to beat the Dauphin Kings 5-4 on Sunday night on the road.

The Stamps would get the only goal of the 1st period on the power play as a long point shot from Quintin Sudom would draw a big rebound in front and it would be Captain Jaden Townsend jumping on it and tucking it home for his 10th of the season to give Swan a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. Shots were 13-11 Swan Valley.

Just 5:16 into the 2nd, the Kings would even it up as Byron Fobair would jam one home to make it 1-1. Just over 2 minutes later, the Kings would grab their first lead of the night as Avery Smith would defect home a Riley Shamray point shot to beat Merek Pipes to make it 2-1. But 3:04 later on the PP, Josh Tripp would walk out and wrister would beat Ethan Slobodzian over the left pad for his 21st of the season to even it back up at 2-2. The Kings would grab their one goal lead with just over a minute left when Carter Sawchuk's back-hander would sneak through pipes with his 9th of the year to make it 3-2 Dauphin after 2 periods.

The home team would grab their first two goal lead of the night just 7:31 into the 3rd on the PP as Wayde Johannesson would take a big rebound off the end boards and bang it past a sprawled out Stampeder goaltender to make it 4-2. But the Stampeders would once again come back with a late game comeback. First Brian Harris would cut the Stamps within one with his 6th goal of the season to make it 4-3 with just 2:52 left. Then it would be reigning MJHL Player of the Month Brad Goethals pulling the visitors even taking advantage of a Kings' turnover and putting home his 19th of the season and 5th goal in as many nights to make it 4-4.

After a back and forth start to overtime, it would be Swan Valley completing the comeback. After an intense forecheck, Quintin Sudom would walk out from behind the Kings' net and send it on net and it would be re-directed in by Campbell Balk (pictured above) through the five hole of Slobodzian to give the Stamps' the extra point.

Merek Pipes made 39 saves on 43 shots to earn the victory for Swan while Ethan Slobodzian had 24 saves in the loss.

Both teams' next action will be at the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg on Tuesday. Swan Valley will take on the Portage Terriers at 1PM while Dauphin meets the Wayway Wolverines at 4PM.

MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES 


















The Melville Millionaires earned a split in their 2 games this past weekend.

The Mils dropped a 3-1 decision on Friday night to the Melfort Mustangs but rebounded with a big 4-3 win on Saturday in Weyburn against the Red Wings.

Damian Bentz (pictured above) scored the eventual game winner for the Mils who got singles from Jacob Bourchier, Mike Wong and Sam De Melo.

Colby Entz turned aside 26 of 29 shots to earn the victory in goal for the Moneymen.

The Mils next game will be another Viterra division showdown on Wednesday night when they host the Estevan Bruins at 7:30 from the Horizon Credit Union Center.

YORKTON TERRIERS 

The Yorkton Terriers had their 4 game winning streak snapped on Friday night losing 2-1 on home ice to the defending champion Nipawin Hawks.

Former Terrier Austen Flaman and Branden Klatt exchanged goals early on to make it 1-1 before Hawks' F Christian Bosa scored the eventual game winner with 5:50 left in the 2nd period.

The Terriers will try and return to the win column on Tuesday night when whey they host the Melfort Mustangs at the Farrell Agencies Arena. Puck drop is at 7:30.


Friday, 7 December 2018

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show - Dec. 7th edition

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In this weeks edition of the Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Barry Wolff talks about Wednesday's win in OCN, F Matt Osadick cracking Canada West and previews Sunday's matchup in Dauphin

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Swan Valley's Osadick cracks Canada West for 2018 World Junior "A" Challenge; Stamps' snap 4 game slide with big win in OCN




Hockey Canada announced their roster on Wednesday that will represent Canada West at the upcoming 2018 World Junior A Challenge that runs December 9th-16th in Bonnyville, Albeta.

Among those selected was Swan Valley Stampeder forward and 18 year old Matt Osadick. 

The Grande Pointe, MB product has had a career year this season, compiling 18 goals, 24 assists for 42 points in 27 games, which puts him behind his linemate Josh Tripp in 2nd spot in the MJHL scoring race. 

Osadick was one of 3 MJHLers named to the Canada West roster which also includes F Reilly Funk (Portage Terriers) and G Matt Radomsky (Steinbach Pistons). 

Canada West will open up their tournament on Sunday at 7PM against the USA before taking on Canada East on Monday, Russia on Wednesday and the Czech Republic to wrap up their round robin schedule on Thursday. The Playoffs will go on the weekend. 

For more information or to look at the rest of the Canada West roster Click Here 



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Stamps' snap 4 game slide with big road win in OCN


The Swan Valley Stampeders' returned to the win column in a big way on Wednesday as they hammered the OCN Blizzard 6-2 on the road.

Reigning MJHL Player of the Month Brad Goethals had a big night with 4 goals while line-mate Josh Tripp (pictured above) chipped in 1G 4A of his own to lead the way.

Alex Uryga had the other goal for Swan while 20 year old Merek Pipes made 29 saves on 31 shots to pick up his 5th victory of the season.

Darren Gisti and Dodge Long replied with the goals for the Blizzard.

The win snapped Swan's 4 game losing streak and pulled them back within 2 points of Portage for top spot in the MJHL standings after the Terriers fell on Wednesday 5-3 on home ice to the Virden Oil Capitals.

The Stamps' return will look for back to back wins when they return to action on Sunday afternoon in Dauphin against the Kings. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame begins at 3:50, pxp will start at 4PM.


Other MJHL result from Wednesday,

Nathan Reay made 29 saves to earn his 3rd win of the season as the Waywayseecappo Wolverines defeated the visiting Neepawa Natives 3-2 at the Wayway Arena Complex.

Brandon Lawson, Bryce Krauter and Riley Vautour all scored for the Wolverines while Tom Sweeney and Noah Carson replied for Neepawa.

The Wolverines' next game will be on Friday night when they visit the Dauphin Kings at 7:30 from Dauphin's Credit Union Place.

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - December 5th edition





In this week's "Future Ford" Melville Millionaires Coaches Show, Interim Head Coach/GM Kyle Adams talks about the new role, recaps Friday's loss to Nipawin & Dec 1st roster deadline and previews this weekend's matchups with Melfort and Weyburn

Goethals named MJHL Player of the Month; Stamps trade Dyck to Kindersley

Stamps' Goethals named MJHL Player of the Month

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League came out on Tuesday with monthly award winners for November.

Swan Valley Stampeder 20 year old forward Brad Goethals was named the MJHL's Player of the Month.

The Ile des Chenes MB product had 17 points in 12 games in the month, highlighted by two game winning goals.

Currently this season, the former Saskatoon Blade has 12 goals and 30 points in 21 games.

Other monthly award winners were:

Defenceman of the Month- Caelan McPhee (Portage Terriers)

Goaltender of the Month- 
Dalton Dosch (Virden Oil Capitals)

Rookie of the Month- Owen Murray (Portage Terriers)

Peak Performer of the Month-
Xavier Halterman (Waywayseecappo Wolverines)


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Stamps' trade Dyck to Kindersley (SJHL)
The Swan Valley Stampeders made a deal on Tuesday with SJHL's Kindersley Klippers.

The Stamps' dealt 18 year old defenceman Matthew Dyck to the Klippers for future considerations.

The Calgary, AB product played in 19 games with the Stampeders this season registering 7 assists .

Ouellette shines; Bruchkowski plays hero as Terriers win 4th straight with home ice win over Estevan


The Yorkton Terriers captured their 4th straight victory on Tuesday night by coming back to defeat the Estevan Bruins 3-2 at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

Turner Ripplinger (EST) and Karsten McDonald (YKT) exchanged first period goals before Jayden Davis gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead at the 14:26 mark of the 2nd period but then with just 1:08 left in regulation Colby Brandt evened it back up at 2-2 to force overtime. 

In the overtime just 1:46 in Chantz Petruic would send a nice saucer pass over to Cody Bruchkowski who tapped it home by Grant Boldt to get the game winner. 

The Terriers with the win now sit 4 points ahead of the Bruins for top spot in the Viterra division with 6 games still in hand. 

Yorkton will be back on home ice on Friday night when they host the defending SJHL champion Nipawin Hawks at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena. 

OTHER TUESDAY SJHL RESULTS:

Humboldt Broncos 2 Battlefords North Stars 1 (SO)

Kindersley Klippers 4  La Ronge Ice Wolves  2

Flin Flon Bombers  Nipawin Hawks - Postponed due to a bus problems