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President's Update - December 3rd, 2017

Monarchs defeat Maroons.... The Lumsden Monarchs maintained first place in the HHL with a 6-1 victory over the Strasbourg Maroons on Saturday evening in Strasbourg. Torey Lindsey and Justin Nychuk both scored twice in the game to lead the way for the Monarchs. Braeden Raiwet and Jake Latimer also scored for Lumsden. Tyson Orban scored for Strasbourg. Kurtis Sollosy picked up the win in net for the Monarchs stopping 25 shots. Dallin Sorenson stopped 36 shots in the Strasbourg net. Each team had three minors and the Monarchs had one misconduct. The Monarchs moved to 5-1-0 with the win.

Bulldogs win fourth in a row... The Bethune Bulldogs defeated the Southey Marlins 6-4 on Saturday evening in Bethune. Drew George scored four times in this game including twice in the first period to give the Bulldogs a 3-1 lead going into the second period. Joel Kot scored the other Bulldog goal in the first period. Cody Straker scored for the Marlins in the first period. Early in the second period George would score his third goal and Coltyn Sanderson would score to give the Bulldogs a 5-1 lead. Riley Probst with a power play goal and goals by Taylor Wilton and Brendan Bentz got Southey to within one goal going into the third period. Drew George would score his fourth goal with a minute and a half left in the game to secure the win for the Bulldogs. Ryan Seibel picked up the win in the Bethune net and Landin Moldenhauer was in net for the Marlins. The Bulldogs had one minor penalty and the Marlins had two. The Bulldogs maintained second place in the HHL with a 4-1-0 record.

President's Update - November 26th, 2017

Bulldogs back on track...Since losing to the Raymore Rockets in the first game of the year the Bulldogs have won three games in a row including a tight one Saturday evening against the Rockets. Raymore opened the scoring in this game late in the first period with a power play goal from Cody Mapes. Drew George would answer that goal for the Bulldogs but with a minute left in the period the Rockets would get another power play goal from Blaze Bentz and it was 2-1  for the Rockets after one period. Early in the second period Mike Reich would score a shorthanded goal to tie the game up. There would be no more scoring until 50 seconds left in the game when Drew George would score and the Bulldogs would have a 3-2 victory. Just like the first time these two teams met the goalies would be busy and would play well. Ryan Holfeld would stop 46 shots in the Bulldog net for the win. Dean Brothen stopped 37 shots in the Raymore net. The Rockets had two minor penalties and the Bulldogs had four. The Rockets were coming off a come from behind 7-4 victory over the Strasbourg Maroons the evening before. Tyler Bell scored 30 seconds into the game to give the Rockets a 1-0 lead. Sean Delwo would score for the Maroons and the score was tied 1-1 after one period. In the second period, five minutes in, Josh Jordan would score and the Rockets had a 2-1 lead. Sean Delwo would score his second goal of the night to tie the game up three minutes later. Greg Ferguson then scores to give the Maroons their first lead of the game with a shorthanded goal. Tyrell Shulko would then score on the power play and the game was tied 3-3. Late in the period Brett Kealy would score and the Maroons led 4-3 going into the third period. Drew Kocur would score early in the third period to tie this game up again. Tyrell Shulko would then score a natural hat trick, including one power play goal, in an eleven minute span and Shulko would end the evening with four goals and one assist. Off of four unanswered goals the Rockets would make the final score 7-4. Riley Focht-Gabriel would make 23 saves in the Raymore net to pick up the win. Dallin Sorenson would make 27 saves in the Strasbourg net. The Rockets had four minor penalties and the Maroons had four.

President's Update - November 19th, 2017

The Streak is over.....The Bethune Bulldogs went 51 games....League, Provincials, Exhibition without losing a game.....their last loss was against Watrous in the first round of Provincials on January 29th, 2016 losing 3-2 in a game they actually led with less than three minutes to go. Their last league loss was to the Raymore Rockets on January 20th, 2016 by a score of 9-1. Last Wednesday evening the Raymore Rockets defeated the Bulldogs 4-2 to end the streak. There was no scoring in the first period, but early in the second period Matthew Kinnunen and Emery Anderson would put the Rockets ahead 2-0 and then Kinnunen would get his second goal of the game and the Rockets had a commanding 3-0 lead. Drew George would score and then later in the period Carter Smith would get a power play goal and it was 3-2 going into the third period. Michael Jordan would score the lone goal of the third period and the streak was over with the last team to beat the Bulldogs in regular season play winning 4-2. Dean Brothen had a huge game in net for the Rockets winning his first game as a Rocket and stopping 46 of 48 shots. His play in the first period really set up the second period for the Rockets. Ryan Holfeld also played very well stopping 36 of 40 Raymore shots. Raymore had three minor penalties and Bethune had one penalty and a misconduct.

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