President's Update - November 30th, 2015

Games from the last week in the Highway Hockey League....Last Tuesday evening the Bethune Bulldogs scored four times in the first period, three times in the second period and four times in the third period and defeated the Cupar Canucks 11-0. Kyle Ross scored four times, Lucas Ulmer and Russ Nielson both scored twice and Mike Reich, Barrett Nielson and Shea Van Luven also scored. Ryan Seibel picked up the shutout and Tanner Kehler was in net for the Canucks. The Bulldogs were assessed three minor penalties and the Canucks did not have a penalty.

On Friday evening in Raymore the Ben Struthers and Josh Jelinski scored 35 seconds apart early in the first period to give the Avonlea Arrows an early 2-0 lead over the Rockets. Josh Jordan would score the only other goal of the period and it was 2-1 for the Arrows heading to the second period. Tyrell Shulko and Travis Mohr would score early in the second period to give the Rockets their first lead of the game and then Keegan Ludwar would score on the power play to get the Arrows back even. Before the period was over Michael Jordan would score and the Rockets led 4-3 going to the third period. Shulko, Jordan and Mohr would each score their second goal of the evening to put the Rockets up 7-3 and Ben Struthers would pick up his second goal of the night for the Arrows and the final score would be 7-4 for Raymore. Travis Bosch stopped 27 of 31 shots from the Arrows and picked up the win in net for the Rockets. Dean Brother was in net for the Arrows. The Arrows had six minor penalties and the Rockets had four.

President's Update - November 23rd, 2015


***Cupar @ Wynyard game set for Saturday evening is postponed - will be rescheduled***


Bethune Bulldogs move into first place…..

Defending champion Bethune Bulldogs picked up two wins on the weekend and moved to 3-0-0 and into first place in the HHL. The Bulldogs are the only undefeated team early in the season. On Friday evening Ryan Senft pitched a shutout for his first win of the year in a 4-0 victory over the hometown Wynyard Monarchs. Mike Reich scored twice, including a shorthanded goal, to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Shea Van Leuven and Russ Neilson with the game winner also scored. Both teams had seven minor penalties. On Saturday evening the Bulldogs had their home opener and defeated the Raymore Rockets 6-2. The first period was scoreless but in the second period Shea Van Luven scored twice including the game winning goal and Kyle Ross scored before Josh Jordan got the Rockets on the board late in the period. Barrett Neilson would score on the power play in the third followed by goals from Mike Reich and Lucas Ulmer to give the Bulldogs a 6-1 lead with just over eleven minutes left in the game. Tyrell Shulko would score for the Rockets to make the final 6-2. Ryan Senft picked up his second win of the season stopping 23 shots.  Travis Bosch was in the net for the Rockets and stopped 51 of 57 shots fired his way. Bethune had five penalties and Raymore had six.

President's Update - November 16th, 2015


The 50th season of the Highway Hockey League began on Friday evening on two fronts. In Lumsden, the Monarch’s Carter Selinger scored just 25 seconds into the first period and the Monarchs would never trail in this game on their way to a 7-4 victory over the Strasbourg Maroons.  Jared Adams and Austin Preete would score on the power play and Kyle Johnson would score unassisted late in the period to give the Monarchs a 4-0 lead before Mitch McNish would score with twenty seconds left in the period to make it 4-1 Lumsden going into the second period. The Maroons would bounce back in the second with a power play goal from Tanner Exner and a second goal from McNish to get within one. Kyle Johnson would notch his second goal of the evening to put the Monarchs back up by two before Tyson Orban would make it a one goal game with a goal late in the period to make it 5-4 for Lumsden. The Monarchs would get goals from Jared Adams with his second of the evening and Ward Szucki to make the final score 7-4. Johnson would end up with a five point night for the Monarchs. Will Hood would pick up the win in net for the Monarchs stopping 14 shots and his former teammate in Junior B, Jeremy Ellis, took the loss for the Maroons stopping 42 of 49 shots fired his way. Lumsden had six minor penalties and Strasbourg had five. In Wynyard, The Raymore Rockets would overcome a 2-1 deficit in the second period and score four unanswered goals for a 5-2 victory over 2015 league finalists Wynyard Monarchs. Davis Brown scored the only goal in the first period to give the Rockets a 1-0 lead going into the second period. Riley Storzuk and Brett Leffler scored in the second period to give the Monarchs a 2-1 lead midway through the frame. Todd MacMurchy scored and then Tyrell Shulko scored on the power play with the eventual winning goal to give the Rockets a 3-2 lead going into the third period. Davis Brown would score his second goal of the game and Chad Filteau would score to make the final score 5-2 for Raymore. Cody Mapes finished the evening with three assists. Travis Bosch picked up the win for the Rockets in net and Kevin Orthner was in net for the Monarchs. The Rockets had four minor penalties and the Monarchs had three.


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