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Swan Valley’s Tripp nominated for CJHL Top Forward Award

Swan Valley Stampeders’ Josh Tripp is one of five forwards nominated for the CJHL Top Forward award.

Tripp typifies the story of a hometown boy does good. The native son of Swan River grew up watching the Stampeders.

Tripp, 20, truly had a storybook season in his final season of junior eligibility, not only helping the Stamps to the playoffs, but playing a key role in one of the best seasons in history for the Stampeder franchise: 2nd place finish with 42 wins:  a 14-win improvement from the 2017-18 season. Tripp personifies the smaller player (5-foot-9, 165 pounds) who can not only compete, but excel.

His excellent hockey instincts and high skill levels were evident as he won the MJHL scoring race with 84 points (36-48) in 50 games. His offensive talents were on display all season with a total of 24 multiple-point games, highlighted by a season-high, 5 points in one game. The veteran of 4 junior hockey seasons also came through in pressure situations, scoring a total of six game-winning-goals and nine goals via the powerplay.

Recently, he was also named the MJHL’s Most Outstanding Player, in addition to a first-team all-star selection, He also represented the MJHL in the 2nd Annual SJHL/MJHL Showcase tournament.