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President's Update - February 28th, 2018

Lumsden takes 1-0 lead in semi-final...The Lumsden Monarchs defeated the Raymore Rockets 11-7 on Tuesday evening in Lumsden taking a 1-0 lead in the best of five HHL semi-final. It certainly was not a defensive battle. The first period saw Raymore take a 3-1 lead. In the second period the Rockets had a 5-2 lead before Lumsden stormed back with four goals and had a 6-5 lead going into the third period. In the third period the Monarchs increased their lead to 7-5 before the Rockets scored twice to tie the game. The Monarchs would score the final four goals to make the final 11-7. Liam Brennan led the way for the Monarchs with four goals, including a power play goal, and two assists. League scoring leader Kyle Johnson had two goals and three assists for the Monarchs. Also scoring for the Monarchs were Josh Beaudry, Justin Nychuk, Austin Preete, Braeden Adamyk and Torrey Lindsey who scored the game winner. Michael Jordan and Tyler Bell led the way for the Rockets with each scoring two goals. One of Bell's goals was on the power play. Braden Bentz had a goal and two assists. Tyrell Shulko and Drew Kocur also scored for the Rockets. Will Hood made 35 saves in the Lumsden net and Riley Focht-Gabriel made 29 saves in the Raymore net. Lumsden was one for four one the power play and Raymore was one for five. Game two of this series in Tuesday in Raymore at 8:00 and game three is Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. (?) in Lumsden. The Bethune/Strasbourg best of five series starts in Bethune on Thursday evening in Bethune at 8:15. Game two of this series is on Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in Strasbourg and game three is on Thursday evening in Bethune.

President's Update - February 21st, 2018

League Semi-final matchups set…Strasbourg Maroons defeat Cupar Canucks…The Strasbourg Maroons played the Cupar Canucks in game one of their league playoff series on Valentine's Day in Cupar. The game was tied 1-1 after one period thanks to goals from Mark Cross from the Maroons and Brayden Frank from the Canucks. It was 3-2 after two periods for Cupar. Like the first period the first two goals came from Mark Cross from the Maroons and Brayden Frank from the Canucks. Frank’s goal was on the power play. The goal that put the Canucks in front was on the power play and Cody Hall scored that goal. In the third period Eric Schultz scored early to get the Maroons even.  Matthew Boha would score to Canucks two minutes later and the Canucks were back up. Tye Exner then scored to make the score 4-4.  With 43 seconds left in the game Dylan Marcott scored on the power play and then scored an empty net goal and the final was 6-4 Strasbourg. Rhett Freistadt picked up the win in net for the Maroons. Colby Miller played his first game in net for the Canucks in league play since December. Cupar had four minor penalties and Strasbourg had eight. Game two was played in Strasbourg this past Tuesday evening. The Cupar Canucks bounced back with their own 6-4 road victory. This game was tied 2-2 after one period. Matthew Boha and Travis Orr scored for Cupar. Mike Arnold and Brett Kealy scored for Strasbourg. The Canucks took the lead for good in the second period with Brayden Frank scoring twice to put the Canucks up 4-2. In the third Tanner Exner would get the Maroons within a goal before Dallas Michlik would restore the two goal lead for Cupar. With just under six minutes to go Mike Arnold would score his second goal to again get the Maroons within one but that was all the scoring for Strasbourg. Travis Orr would score his second goal of the game late to make the final 6-4. Colby Miller picked up the win in the Cupar net stopping 40 shots. Dallin Sorenson was in the Strasbourg net and stopped 35 shots. Strasbourg had three minor penalties and Cupar had four. On Wednesday evening the Strasbourg Maroons defeated the Cupar Canucks 5-0 in Cupar and advance to the semi-finals.

President's Update - February 20th, 2018

Rockets move on to semi-finals and second round of Provincials....The Raymore Rockets defeated the Southey Marlins 5-3 last Thursday evening in Southey and won their playoff series with the Marlins 2-0. In this game the Marlins got a goal from Riley Mohr just 37 seconds into the game to take the early lead. Cody Mapes would score for the Rockets later in the period and it was 1-1 going into the second period. Just 39 seconds into the second period Chad Mazurak scored and the Marlins had a 2-1 lead. Later in the period Taylor Wilton would score and the Marlins would lead 3-1. In the third period Braden Bentz would score just 29 seconds into the period and the Rockets were within one goal. Tyrell Shulko would score 50 seconds later and this game was tied 3-3 before everyone had returned to their seat. With just under two minutes left in the period Josh Jordan would pot the winner and then Shulko would get an empty net goal and the Rockets would win 5-3. The Rockets now move on to league semi-finals. Dean Brothen would pick up the win in net for the Rockets. Ryan Senft played into the third period in net before Landin Moldenhauer would take over for the Marlins. The Marlins had four minor penalties and the Rockets had two. With the Marlins losing out to the Balgonie Bison this past weekend the season is over for the Marlins. The Marlins came back to our league after a three season hiatus and congratulations to the organization and to the community for getting senior hockey back in Southey. You have done a wonderful job and we all look forward to seeing the Marlins back next year.

The Rockets would host Wawota on Saturday evening with a 4-2 lead in their two game total point Provincial 'C' series. This game would end in a 4-4 tie and the Rockets have moved on to the second round of the Provincial 'C' and will now play Theodore from the Triangle Hockey League.  Game one of this series is in Theodore on Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m.

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