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Beinhauer reaches milestone — Scored 150th!
By: Stampede Sports
CHEYENNE: Last weekend, the Cheyenne Stampede hosted the Casper Coyotes and during the weekend series, not only did the Stampede secure their place in the 2017 WSHL Thorne Cup Playoffs, but veteran player Troy Beinhauer recorded his 150th Jr. Hockey point. Beinhauer has been with the Stampede ever since the 2016-2017 season and will be aging out of juniors at the end of this season.
I was able to ask Troy how it felt to say that he achieved this Jr. Hockey Milestone and he said, "It's a great feeling, it took a lot of hard work and dedication but I couldn't have done it without the help of my team mates."
Beinhauer has tallied up 35 points in the last 45 games after this past weekend, and with the year quickly winding down, he is certainly not going to stop there. Congratulations Troy!
The Stampede play their FINAL regular season, Home Games, Friday March 3rd versus the Superior Roughriders in-which this Game will be the Stampedes Annual Teddy Bear Toss, where the Stampede collect NEW Teddy Bears and/or Stuffed animals to give to Laramie County First Responders for traumatized local children. On Saturday, March 4th the Stampede will host the Colorado Jr. Eagles at the Cheyenne Ice & Events Center. Both games start at 7:35pm and tickets are still available at: http://stampedetickets.com/
Alzheimer's Awareness Weekend
By: Becca Brubaker, Stampede Sports
CHEYENNE, WY - The Cheyenne Stampede host the Casper Coyotes this coming weekend, February 17th-19th for their Alzheimer's Awareness weekend. This will be a three game "in conference" series. The team will be wearing their custom Alzheimer's Jerseys for the series.
Alzheimer's affects 1 in 9 Americans over the age of 65. It is also the 6th leading cause of death in America. With no cure, it is projected that more than 50 million Americans will have Alzheimer's by 2050. The Stampede are hosting this series to raise awareness for Alzheimer's, as well as, contribute to the Alzheimer's Chapter of Wyoming.
The Custom Jersey's that the players will be wearing are sponsored by College America, and will be auctioned off during the games, and the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Chapter of Wyoming. Also, EZ Shed has built, and donated, a custom made Stampede "Zamboni" dog house to be auctioned off during the games. The proceeds from the dog house will also be donated to the Alzheimer's Chapter of Wyoming.
Alzheimer's is so widespread, and the Stampede would like to show support for the patients, families, and loved ones of those that are facing the Alzheimer's battle. Come out and enjoy some great hockey, while also showing support for an extraordinary cause! Alzheimer's is so widespread, and the Stampede would like to show support for the patients, families, and loved ones of those that are facing the Alzheimer's battle. Come out and enjoy some great hockey, while also showing support for an extraordinary cause!
CHEYENNE: The Cheyenne Stampede of the Western States Hockey League, announce today, the signing of New Zealander: Taylor Rooney to the Stampede.
Rooney who just recently played with the Stampede's Salt brothers at the World Junior Championships in New Zealand was intrigued with what the Salts told him about their team in Cheyenne, WY USA.
Rooney went on to say "I had originally planned to stay home in NZ for the rest of summer, until the Salt brothers put me in contact with the Stampede coach over dinner during the World Championships. I'm really looking forward to coming to Cheyenne and playing some great hockey with the Stampede!"
Taylor Rooney, a 5'11", 175 pound native of Auckland, New Zealand comes to us fresh off playing for his Country (New Zealand) at the World Junior championships last week where he tallied 5 goals and 2 assists in 5 games.
Rooney had this to say about playing for his home country, "Playing for New Zealand this year was awesome - the highlight of my hockey so far. Playing on the world stage against the best players of countries from around the world, with a group of brothers that would put their bodies on the line for each other - there's nothing like it. I was stoked to get a hat trick in a deciding game which bought NZ through to Semis. Having family and friends watching and supporting us (this year the Worlds were held in Dunedin, NZ) was brilliant"
Rooney joins the team this week on the road as they travel to play the Wichita Jr. Thunder. The Stampede return to Home ice on February 3-5th at home against the League Leading Ogden Mustangs. Tickets go on sale TODAY at: www.StampedeTickets.com
Stampede's Salt brothers suiting up for Turkey at IIHF under-20 tourney
By: Jeremiah Johnke, WyoSports
CHEYENNE – Not all coaches would let players leave their team in the middle of the season.
Not all players get the chance to represent their country.
Kaan and Hakan Salt have that opportunity, which is why Cheyenne Stampede coach Maciej Michalik gave them the OK to leave the Western States Hockey League team this week.
The Salts will suit up for Turkey at the International Ice Hockey Federation's Division III under-20 world championship starting today in Dunedin, New Zealand.
This is the seventh time Kaan, 17, has represented Turkey at an international tournament and the fifth for 16-year-old Hakan.
LAS VEGAS, NV The Cheyenne Stampede traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada this past week for the annual WSHL shootout. Each team at the shootout plays 4 games. The format of the shootout is different than regular season play, as each game is two- 25 minutes halves, rather than three- 20 minute periods.
The Stampede began the shootout against the San Diego Sabers. The Stampede started the game off with a goal from #24, Brody Knelsen. The Sabers quickly answered with a goal of their own, followed by a late 2nd goal. The Stampede fought hard and were able to tie the game, with a goal from #28, Dmitry Kuznetsov to end the first half. The 2nd half started with a quick goal from the Sabers. #19, Adam Edmands earned the Stampede a late goal, but the Sabers answered right back with a goal of their own. The Stampede wasn't able to find another scoring opportunity and lost the game 4-3.
In the 2nd game of the shootout, the Stampede faced off with the Tulsa Jr. Oilers. The Stampede started the game a little flat footed, allowing 2 goals. After allowing those goals, the Stampede picked up some momentum and put four goals in, all within less than two minutes of each other. The string of goals was started by #8 Hakan Salt, and followed by #15 Lukas Slansky, #24 Brody Knelsen, and #77 Will Anderson. The Stampede made a Goalie change due to injury, which allowed for the Oilers to squeeze a goal through the cold goal tender. The Stampede came back with a three goal streak. #19 Adam Edmands scored, then 14 seconds later, #28 Dmitry Kuznetsov put one in, followed by a goal from #91 Alexandre Gauthier, just 50 seconds after. The Oilers scored twice late in the 1st half, but not without a Stampede goal from #28 Dmitry Kuznetsov. The 2nd half was the Stampede show. The Stampede put four goals in, and allowed none. The 2nd half goals were scored by #23 Michael Gatz, #8 Hakan Salt, #17 Edvin Hasakovic and #24 Brody Knelsen. The Stampede dominated the Oilers 12-5, and had 53 shots on goal.
The Stampede were confident heading into day 3 against the Lake Tahoe Icemen. The Icemen started the scoring off right away, and it took the Stampede a little time to find their game, but #16, newcomer BJ Gabledon was able to find the back of the net. The Icemen were able to score late in the 1st, making it a 2-1 game at the half. The Stampede came into the 2nd half looking fired up. They scored 4 goals, to take a 5-1 lead over the Icemen. The 2nd half goals were scored by #17 Edvin Hasakovic, #28 Dmitry Kuznetsov, #91 Alexandre Gauthier, and #23 Michael Gatz. Even though there were plagued with late period penalties, all coming in the last 5 minutes, they were able to hold off the Icemen and win the game 5-4. #1 Jozef Dusekna had 33 saves, and was crucial in holding off the Icemen on their extended power play.
The 4th and final game for the Stampede was against the Vancouver Rangers. The Stampede were scoreless in the 1st, but allowed the Rangers 3 goals. The 2nd half was flat, and the Stampede only produced one goal, from #28 Dmitry Kuznetsov. The Stampede allowed the Rangers 4 goals in the 2nd half. The Stampede was outshot 49-34, and the score board showed it, with a final score of 7-1 in favor of the Rangers.
Overall the Stampede went 2-2 for the weekend. The Stampede recorded 23 goals.
The Stampede return to the ice on January 6th and 7th for their Cancer Awareness Series at home against the Superior Roughriders. Tickets go on sale January 1st, 2017 at www.StampedeTickets.com