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President's Update - January 8th, 2018

Bulldogs rebound....The Bethune Bulldogs defeated the Strasbourg Maroons 5-0 on Saturday evening. The Bulldogs lost to the Maroons in Strasbourg just before the Christmas break. Mike Reich scored on a power play in the first period to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. In the second period Drew George and Coltyn Sanderson scored to make it 3-0. In the third period Sanderson would score again and Chris Merkel would score to make the final 5-0. Ryan Holfeld picked up the shut out in net for the Bulldogs stopping 29 shots. Rhett Freistadt was in the Strasbourg net and stopped 46 shots. The Maroons had three minor penalties and the Bulldogs had one. Huge win by Maroons...the Maroons were coming off a huge win in Lumsden Friday evening defeating the Monarchs 10-2. The Maroons led the game the entire way scoring three times in the first period, twice in the second period and five times in the third period. Mike Arnold led the way for the Maroons with four goals. Tanner Exner had one goal and four assists. Other goals came from Marselis Subban, Dylan Marcott, Garret Lockeridge, Sean Delwo and Tucker Slough. Lumsden scored twice in the first period on goals by Liam Brennan. Rhett Freistadt picked up his third win of the year in the Strasbourg net stopping 37 shots. Kurtis Sollosy and Will Hood both spent time in the Lumsden net and stopped 42 shots. Lumsden had five minor penalties and Strasbourg had four. Monarchs bounce back....On Saturday evening the Lumsden Monarchs came back from Friday's loss at home with a 7-5 victory over the Southey Marlins in Southey. Goals by Torey Lindsey, Brady Aulie and Kyle Johnson gave the Monarchs a 3-0 lead. Riley Mohr would score late in the first period to make it 3-1 going into the second period. Early in the second period the Monarchs would get a shorthanded goal from John Sonntag who was playing his first game with Lumsden. The Marlins would respond quickly with a power play goal from Chad Mazurak on the same penalty they gave up the shorthanded goal on. Just fifteen seconds later Ryley Storzuk would score and six minutes later a power play goal would tie the game at 4-4.

President's Update December 18th, 2018

On behalf of the entire league we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year....Only two games this week with Bethune in Strasbourg on Tuesday evening and Cupar in Raymore on Friday evening. Both games start at 8 p.m. We are back in action beginning Friday, January 5th, 2018. Update from Tuesday evening...Strasbourg halts Bethune win streak….The Strasbourg Maroons defeated the Bethune Bulldogs 4-3 on Tuesday evening picking up their second win of the year. Both wins for the Maroons have happened via the shootout. This was the first loss for the Bulldogs since their first game of the year against Raymore. The Bulldogs scored the first goal of the game thanks to Mike Reich. Sean Delwo would score late in the period and the game was tied going into the second period. Bryce Hubick would score early in the second period and the Maroons were on top 2-1. Late in the period Coltyn Sanderson would score on the power play and the game was again tied. In the third period Strasbourg would regain the lead on a goal from Mark Cross seven minutes into the third period. Joel Kot would score on the power play with just 34 seconds left in the period. Overtime produced no goals and new Maroon Marselis Subban would be credited with the winning goal in the shootout. Rhett Freistadt picks up the win for the Maroons in net and Ryan Holfeld picks up a point in the Bulldog net. Strasbourg had four minor penalties and Bethune had three.Canucks win big on the road...On Sunday evening the Cupar Canucks defeated the Strasbourg Maroons 6 -2 in Strasbourg and moved to 5-4-1 on the year, solidly in third place. The Canucks led throughout with Travis Orr and Cody Hall scoring on the power play. Orr would complete the hat trick with two more goals. Brayden Frank and Landon Fahlman had the other goals for the Canucks. Mark Cross and Jory Miller scored for the Maroons. Tanner Kehler picked up the win in net for the Canucks and Tyler Kifferling was in net for the Maroons. The Canucks had one minor penalty and the Maroons had two minor penalties, two misconducts and a game misconduct. The Canucks were coming off a 6-5 loss to the second place Bethune Bulldogs on Saturday evening at home. In this game Mike Reich and Carter smith scored to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead and Brayden Frank would score towards the end of the period to make it 2-1 Bulldogs going into the second period. Godric Tham would score early in the second period and the game was tied.

President's Update - December 10th, 2017

Rockets roll at home...The Raymore Rockets went 3 for 3 on the power play in the first period and went on to beat the Strasbourg Maroons 8-1 on Friday evening in Raymore. Tyrell Shulko scored two of the power play goals and Josh Jordan scored the other as the Rockets built a 4-0 lead in the first period. Tyler Bell, Michael Jordan with two goals, Catlin Sich and Tristan Third also scored for the Rockets. Garret Lockeridge scored for the Maroons. Dean Brothen picked up the win in net for the Rockets and Dallin Sorensen and Tyler Kifferling both had time in the Maroon's net. Each team had three minor penalties. Bulldogs win fifth in a row...The Maroons were coming off a 6-4 loss Wednesday evening against the Bethune Bulldogs. Chris Merkel and Carter Smith scored to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead after one period. Brett Kealy would score on the power play for the Maroons in the second period and it was 2-1 for the Bulldogs going into the third period. Tanner Exner would score a power play goal to tie the game 2-2 and then Coltyn Sanderson with a power play goal and Mark Lustig would score quick goals to put the Bulldogs back up by a goal. Tyson Orban would then score for the Maroons and that was followed by a goal from Eric Schultz and the game was tied 4-4. With two minutes left in the game Carter Smith would score a shorthanded goal to give the lead back to the Bulldogs. Coltyn Sanderson would get a late goal to make the final 6-4. Ryan Holfeld made 25 stops in the Bethune net for the victory. Rhett Freistadt made 45 stops in the Strasbourg net. Bethune had nine minor penalties and Strasbourg had five minor penalties, one major and a game misconduct.


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