President's Update - January 26th, 2015

Maroons hold on to first place with two victories on weekend….A busy week for the Strasbourg Maroons saw them split games with the Balcarres Broncs in their first round Provincial series and win both games in league play. The Maroons played four games in five nights. On Tuesday evening they lost at home to the Balcarres Broncs 11-3 and then on Thursday evening they evened the series with five unanswered goals in the third period to defeat Balcarres 7-4 in Balcarres. They will play the deciding game on Thursday evening in Balcarres. On Friday they defeated the Lumsden Monarchs 5-2 and then on Saturday evening defeated the Cupar Canucks 6-3 at home to solidify their hold of first place.

President's Update - January 19th, 2015

Three victories this week move the Bethune Bulldogs into second place….Three victories this week against the Avonlea Arrows, Lumsden Monarchs and the Strasbourg Maroons moved the Bethune Bulldogs into second place. On Wednesday evening Mike Reich had 2 goals (one PPG) and 4 assists to lead the Bulldogs to a 9-2 victory over the Avonlea Arrows. Lucas Ulmer and Shea Van Luven each had two goals with the rest of the scoring coming from Joel Kot, Jacob Ulmer and Kyle Ross. Troy Murray and Josh Jelinski each scored for the Arrows on the power play with Shay Neufeld assisting on both goals. Bethune had six minor penalties called against them and Avonlea had three. Ryan Senft stopped 22 of 24 shots for the win in next while Kelly Lueck stopped 33 shots fired his way for the Arrows. On Friday evening in Lumsden, the Monarchs became the first team in the league to score on the Bulldogs first in a game when David Fisher scored just over a minute into the game. That would be the only goal for Lumsden as Bethune would score eleven straight goals which included five power play goals on their way to an 11-1 victory. Bethune outscored Lumsden 26-5 in three games played this year. In this game Mike Reich scored three times, twice on the power play. Shea Van Luven, Ryan Funk and Joel Kot also scored on the power play. The balance of the Bulldog’s scoring came from Jacob Ulmer who scored twice, Derek Fuchs, Mike Boucher and Tyler Riche.  Ryan Senft stopped 21 of 22 shots for the win in the Bethune net. Will Hood faced 60 shots in net for the Monarchs. Bethune was assessed eight minor penalties, three misconducts plus one game misconduct. Lumsden had nine minor penalties, one major penalty and a game misconduct. As a result of an aggressor and instigator call Chris Whitteron was suspended two games. Thank you to Mr. Tristan Oremba who came out to watch this game. He is a big Highway Hockey League fan and we appreciated him coming out to a game.

President's Update - January 12th, 2015

Wynyard Monarchs come alive with seven game winning streak….Our defending champions started the year 2-4 but after three more victories this week have now moved to within two points of the Strasbourg Maroons for first place. On Wednesday evening the Monarchs scored six goals in the third period to go on to a 10-3 victory over the Avonlea Arrows. Matt Strueby led the way with a natural hat trick in the third period. Brett Leffler (one shorthanded goal) and Eric Popadynec each scored twice while Justin Zadoroozniak and Riley Storzuk with a shorthanded goal completed the scoring for the Monarchs. Mike Miller, Stuart Holland and James Dombowsky with a power play goal scored for the Arrows. Dave Perkin picked up the win in the Monarchs net while Kelley Lueck was in net for the Arrows. Each team was assessed two minor penalties. On Friday evening the Monarchs defeated the Raymore Rockets 6-4. Donovan Hall scored the winning goal with just under four minutes left in the game and also added an empty net goal with two seconds left. Tyrell Shulko and Cody Mapes scored the first two goals of the game in the first period to give the Rockets a 2-0 lead before Dylan Bentz got the Monarchs on the board late in the period. Jordan Karakochuk and Chad Mazurak scored early in the second period to put the Monarchs up 3-2 but new Rocket Travis Mohr would score quickly to tie the game up. Later in the period Brett Leffler would score on the power play to get the lead back for the Monarchs. Early in the third period Tyrell Shulko would tie the game up for the Rockets before Donovan Hall finished the game with his winning goal. Dave Perkin picked up the win in net for the Monarchs while Kevin Orthner was in net for the Rockets. The Monarchs were assessed two minor penalties while the Rockets had seven. On Saturday evening the Monarchs played the Arrows again and came away with a 5-2 victory. Power play goals from Brett Leffler, Riley Storzuk and Donovan Hall gave the Monarchs a 3-1 lead going into the second period. Kyle Oleniuk scored the first period goal for the Arrows. Brett Leffler would complete the hat trick with two goals in the second period. Shay Neufeld would finish the scoring in the game with a power play goal for the Arrows in the third period. Dave Perkin picked up the win in net for the Monarchs and Kelley Lueck was in net for the Arrows. The Monarchs had three minor penalties called against them and the Arrows had six minor penalties.


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