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Stampede Weekly Update 1-7

By Jim Olander, 01/07/13, 3:00PM CST


Red hot Stampede host Waterloo on Wednesday

Red hot Stampede host Waterloo Wednesday!

The Sioux Falls Stampede (22-8-1) will put their six-game winning streak on the line this Wednesday when they host the Waterloo Black Hawks at 7:05 PM at the Sioux Falls Arena. The Stampede are in first place in the Western Conference and have won nine of their last 10 games.

Waterloo enters the game with a 20-11-0 record and five points behind the Stampede. Sioux Falls leads Fargo by two points for first in the West.

After Wednesday, the Stampede will be on the road for nine straight games and will not play at home again until February 9th when they host Waterloo again at the arena. Tickets are available for both games at the Sioux Falls Arena Box Office.

Inside Stampede Hockey broadcasts live from Buffalo Wild Wings Tonight!

Inside Stampede Hockey will broadcast live from the West Avenue Buffalo Wild Wings this Monday from 5-6 PM! It is the fourth of six shows that will broadcast live from the West Avenue Wild Wings location.

It’s your chance to watch the show plus meet head coach Cary Eades along with Ian Mansfield, Thomas Forgione, Cody Milan and the voice of the Stampede, Jim Olander.

Fans can enjoy 2-for-1 burgers and all day happy hour specials while enjoying the show.

Be sure to mark down the other two dates and catch the show live!

Mar. 4, & Apr. 8

Stampede sweep away Musketeers

The Stampede extended their winning streak to six games after posting back-to-back wins over Sioux City last weekend. On Friday, the Herd topped the Musketeers 4-1 and on Saturday, the Stampede rallied from a 4-2 deficit to take down Sioux City, 5-4 in a shootout. The Herd are 5-0-0 against Sioux City this season and improved to 16-4-0 at home this season.

Click here for a recap of Friday’s game.

Click here for a recap of Saturday’s game.

Stampede Bus Trips set for Feb. 2 and 23rd

The Stampede are putting together two bus road trips for fans in February. The first will take place on Saturday, February 2nd when the Herd travel to Sioux City. The cost is $25 for a seat on the bus and a ticket to the game.

The second game will take place on Saturday, Feb 23rd when the Stampede travel to Omaha and play inside the brand new Ralston Arena. The cost is $35 for a seat on the bus and a ticket to the game.

Click here for more information!

Rumble makes Division I debut

Congratulations to former Stampede defenseman Chris Rumble who made his Division I hockey debut this past Saturday with the Canisius College Griffins. He registered three shots and was a +1 in a 2-2 tie with Bowling Green.

Rumble, who played in Sioux Falls during the 2008-09 season, was diagnosed with Leukemia in April of 2012 and has since beat cancer and made a full recovery while earning a scholarship to    Canisius College.

The entire Stampede organization would like to extend a big congratulations to Chris who not only beat cancer, but made it back onto the rink as well!

Chris made national headlines in 2012 when his Youtube video that featured children in the Seattle Children’s Hospital went viral. He produced the video featuring patients, families, doctors and nurses to the tune of Kelly Clarkson’s hit song “Stronger.”

Way to go Chris!

Four former goalies rank in top 14 in NCAA hockey

Four former Stampede goaltenders rank in the top 14 of all collegiate goaltenders entering this week.

Eric Hartzell (2007-09) ranks second with a 15-2-2 record, a 1.45 GAA and a .935 save percentage for Quinnipiac. He has won seven straight games and is 12-0-1 in his last 13 starts. The Bobcats are ranked #5 in the country with a 16-3-2 record.

Juho Olkinuora (2010-11) is sixth with a 6-1-3 record, a 1.55 GAA and a .948 save percentage for the Denver Pioneers. He earned back-to-back wins this past weekend with 37 and 19 save performances against Cornell. Denver is #9 in the country.

Stephon Williams (2010-2012) ranks eighth with an 11-4-1     record, a 1.77 GAA and a .928 save percentage for Minnesota State. Since starting the year 0-3-1, he has gone 11-1-0 and three shutouts. The Mavericks ranks #11 nationally.

Jay Williams (2011-12) ranks 14th in the country with a 9-2-3 record, a 1.91 GAA and a .927 save percentage for the Miami RedHawks. He has two shutouts on the season for Miami who rank #6 in the country.