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President's Update - December 19th, 2016

Merry Christmas!...As we head into the holiday break until January 6th, we have completed 35 games of our 63 game schedule. There are two games to be played on Tuesday with Raymore in Lumsden and Avonlea in Cupar. The Bethune Bulldogs lead the way with a perfect 10-0-0 record. On Friday evening they had their closest opportunity to lose as they defeated the Strasbourg Maroons 4-3 in overtime. The Maroons are the first team to get a point in a Bulldog game this year. On Friday evening Paul Albers scored on the power play for the Bulldogs and then Sean Delwo scored on the Maroon’s power play and it was 1-1 after one period. There was no scoring in the second period yet the Bulldogs had a commanding 35-13 advantage on the shot clock. In the third period there was no scoring until there was just under three minutes left in the game and the Maroons had a 2-1 lead after Delwo scored his second goal. One minute later Kyle Ross would score to tie the game and just 39 seconds later Jacob Ulmer would score to give the Bulldogs a 3-2 lead with just over a minute left in game. Dylan Marcott would score for the Maroons with 27 seconds left and this game ended up going to overtime where Kyle Ross would score with just over four minutes into the extra frame and the Bulldogs had their tenth win of the year, Ryan Holfeld picked up the win in net for the Bulldogs and Jeremy Ellis stopped 58 shots in the Strasbourg net. Each team had three minor penalties. The Maroons head into the break with 5-4-2 record in third place and have been involved in all three of the overtime games played this year. Also on Friday evening the Raymore Rockets defeated the Wynyard Monarchs in Wynyard 3-2. Michael Jordan and Braden Bentz scored in the first period to give the Rockets a 2-0 lead going into the second period. Kyle Kinequon would score in the second period for the Monarchs and Eric Popadynec would score early in the third period to tie the game. Travis Mohr would score for the Rockets with just under three minutes left in the game to seal the win for the Rockets. David Perkin would pick up the win in net for the Rockets and Adam Jordan was in net for the Monarchs. Wynyard had six minor penalties and Raymore had five.

President's Update - December 12th, 2016

Bulldogs, Monarchs and Maroons win weekend games...A very cold weekend saw six games played in the HHL and Bethune, Lumsden and Strasbourg solidified their hold on first, second and third place with victories. The third place Strasbourg Maroons played the Arrows in Avonlea on Friday evening and after giving up a 5-2 lead in the third period and forced into overtime; the Maroons got a goal from their leading scorer, Greg Ferguson, 57 seconds into the extra frame and pulled out a 6-5 victory. Ferguson scored three times, Sean Delwo scored twice and Tyson Orban scored for the Maroons. Jessie Hall provided a natural hat trick for the Arrows which included a shorthanded tally. Kyle Oleniuk and Wil Putland also scored for the Arrows. Tyler Kifferling picked up the win in net for Strasbourg and Dean Brothen was in net for the Arrows. The Arrows had four minor penalties and the Marrons had three. On Saturday evening in Strasbourg the Maroons did things in reverse of the Friday game against the Raymore Rockets. Down 3-1 after the first period, the Maroons scored three times in the second period and again in the third and held on for a 5-4 victory. Garret Lockeridge scored twice for the Maroons. Sean Delwo, Dylan Marcott and Mark Cross with the winning goal also scored for the Maroons. Bradyn Melrose, Josh Jordan, Michael Jordan and Brett Mohr scored for the Rockets. Jeremy Ellis stopped 26 of 30 shots sent his way and picked up the victory in net for the Maroons. David Perkin stopped 18 in the Rocket’s net. The Rockets had six minor penalties and misconduct. The Maroons had four minor penalties, a major and a game misconduct. The second place Lumsden Monarchs had two home games on the weekend. They defeated the Wynyard Monarchs 8-2 on Friday evening and the Cupar Canucks 11-1 on Saturday evening. On Friday evening Andrew Perrault and Mason Haus each had two goals for the Monarchs. These were the first two goals that Haus has scored in the HHL with the second one coming on the power play. Robert Hillier had four assists in this game. Brady Aulie, Liam Brennan, Torey Lindsey and Kyle Johnson also scored for Lumsden. Drew Litwin on the power play and Kyle Kinequon scored for Wynyard. Will Hood was in the Lumsden net stopping 26 shots. Adam Jordan stopped 52 of 60 shots fired his way in the Wynyard net. Lumsden had one minor penalty and Wynyard had four. On Saturday evening the Monarchs Kyle Johnson led the way with four goals and two assists for the Monarchs. Liam Brennan, Dale Spelchen, Andrew Perrault with two goals, Brady Aulie with a goal and four assists, Torrey Lindsey and Ryan Herman also scored for the Monarchs. Travis Orr scored on the power play for the Canucks.

President's Update - December 5th, 2016

There were two games in the Highway Hockey league on Friday evening. In Avonlea, the visiting Strasbourg Maroons were down early 1-0 but scored three goals in the first period and twice in the second period and held on to defeat the Arrows 5-4. The maroons got scoring from Tayler Balog and Tyson Orban and also scored three power play goals. Tanner Exner, Sean Delwo and Greg Ferguson with the game winning goal all scored on the power play. The Arrows scoring came from Mike Miller, Brett Kealey, James Dombowsky and Devin Cobbold. Tyler Kifferling picked up the win in net for the Arrows and Jesse Gooding was in net for the Arrows. The Maroons had six minor penalties and the Arrows had four plus a major penalty. Mark Jelinski received a one game suspension for an instigator penalty. Also on Friday evening the first place Bethune Bulldogs were in Raymore to play the Rockets. The Rockets scored four times in the first period and had a 4-3 lead going into the second period. Penalty trouble allowed the Bulldogs to score one power play goal in the second period and two goals in the third period and pull out a 6-4 victory. Mike Reich, Drew George and Lucas Ulmer scored for the Bulldogs in the first period. Joel Kot, Mike Reich and Jacob Ulmer scored power play goals for the Bulldogs. Josh Jordan scored twice for the Rockets including a power play goal and Bradyn Melrose and Michael Jordan also scored for the Rockets. Ryan Holfeld picked up the win in net for the Bulldogs and David Perkin was in net for the Rockets. The Rockets had fourteen minor penalties and the Bulldogs had seven.

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