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Bethune Bulldogs 2017 Provincial 'A' Champions

 

The Bethune Bulldogs defeated the Wilkie Outlaws 4-2 Friday evening to win the Provincial 'A' for the second year in a row. The Bulldogs won 23 straight games in League regular season and playoffs and eight straight games in Provincials and when added to winning their last 16 games in 2016 that would be 47 straight wins...absolutely amazing...

Tyrell Shulko scored in the second overtime period and the Raymore Rockets forced a third and deciding game in the Provincial 'C' Final with a 2-1 victory over Delisle in Raymore Friday evening. Game three is next Friday in Delisle at 8:30 p.m.

 

President's Update - March 20th, 2017

Bulldogs win Game one of Provincial ‘A’ Final…The Bethune Bulldogs defeated the Wilkie Outlaws 8-2 on Saturday evening in Bethune to take a 1-0 lead in the best of three Provincial ‘A’ Final. There was quite a lot of action in the first two minutes as Russ Nielson scored for the Bulldogs just 23 seconds into the game. Within a minute of that goal the Bulldogs were down two and Rory Gregoire scored a power play goal to even the game. 13:24 into the first period Drew George scored on the power play. The period ended with Bethune up 2-1 and leading in shots 14-7. 5:43 into the second period Brett Harrison would score on the power play for the Outlaws and the game was tied 2-2. After that the Bulldogs would score three times in just under five minutes with two goals from Mike Reich and a goal from Justin Schulhauser. Bethune led 5-2 after two periods and led on the shot clock 29-19. In the third period Matt Strueby would score on the power play and Matt Delahey and Brett Parker would score to make the final 8-2 Bulldogs. Final shots were 42-25 Bulldogs. Game two of this series is next Friday in Wilkie at 8:30 p.m.

The Raymore Rockets lost to the Delisle Bruins 6-5 on Friday evening in Delisle. Game two of this best of three Provincial ‘C’ Final is in Raymore this Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Bethune Bulldogs 2017 Robert Schultz Cup Champions

The Bethune Bulldogs defeated the Lumsden Monarchs 7-2 on Thursday evening and claimed the Robert Schultz Cup for the third year in a row. The Bulldogs won all 17 of their regular season games and won all 6 of their playoff games. Andrew Perrault opened the scoring in the game on a power play to give the Monarchs a 1-0 lead. Derek Fuchs would score on the power play and late in the period Joel Kot would put the Bulldogs in the lead going into the second period. The game stayed 2-1 until almost eleven minutes into the second period when Drew George would score. Joel Kot would then get his second goal of the game and Mike Reich would score and the Bulldogs led 5-1 after two periods. Jesse Matlock would score the Monarch’s second goal early in the third period. Drew George would score his second goal of the evening just after that. All-Star defenceman Joel Kot would complete his hat trick with a shorthanded goal with six seconds left in the game. All-Star goalie Ryan Holfeld picked up the win in the Bethune net and Kurtis Sollosy was in the Lumsden net. Considering Kurtis had not played a game this year and was pressed into service just before the game he did very well facing 48 Bethune shots. Bethune had six minor penalties and Lumsden had three. With his two goals All-Star left winger Drew George ended up tied with Torrey Lindsay for the Playoff scoring lead. Each player had 18 points. The Bulldogs have now won the Robert Schultz Trophy three years in a row. This is their fifth League Championship win having also won in 1972 and 1974.

The Bulldogs now prepare to defend their Provincial ‘A’ Championship against the Wilkie Outlaws of the Sask West Hockey League. Game one is Saturday evening in Bethune at 8:00 p.m. Game two is next Friday evening in Wilkie and if you are interested in a ticket for the fan bus…contact Maria Bitz in Bethune.

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