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.