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President's Update - January 11th, 2016

The HHL was back in action this past Wednesday evening as the Raymore Rockets were in Bethune to play the first place Bulldogs. Mike Reich scored on the power play late in the first and then got his second goal of the evening early in the second period. Paul Alber’s would score the third Bulldog goal and half way through the game it was 3-0 for the Bulldogs. Tyrell Shulko scored twice, Jordan Reeve would score and Travis Mohr would pick up a power play goal and in a span of eight minutes and fourteen seconds in the last half of the second period the Rockets had a 4-3 lead going into the third period. Mike Reich would score his third goal of the evening on the power play early in the third period to tie this game and then Derek Fuchs would score seven minutes into the third and that goal would prove to be the winner as the Bulldogs would win 5-4. Ryan Senft would play 36 minutes and Ryan Seibel would finish the game for the Bulldogs. Travis Bosch was in net for the Rockets. The Bulldogs had 26 minutes of penalties and the Rockets had 12. On Friday evening the Rockets hosted the Wynyard Monarchs. The Monarchs got power play goals from Riley Storzuk in the first period and Brett Plouffe in the second period. Tyrell Shulko scored once in the first period and again in the second period and the Rockets and Monarchs were tied 2-2 going into the third period. Chad Filteau would score the eventual winner for the Rockets in the third period. In the last two minutes of play Josh Jordan had an empty net goal and Todd MacMurchy scored on the power play and the final score was 5-2 for the Rockets. Travis Bosch picked up the win in net for the Rockets and David Perkin was in net for the Monarchs and this was his first loss of the year. Raymore had three minor penalties and Wynyard had two. Dale Spelchen had a major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct and received a one game suspension. In Strasbourg the Maroons had their first win of the regular season with an 8-7 overtime win over the Lumsden Monarchs. Garret Lockeridge scored the winning goal 4 seconds into overtime. Tanner Exner led the way for the Maroons with a hat trick. Greg Ferguson scored twice including a shorthanded tally and Aaron Johnson and Tyson Orban also scored.  Liam Brennan scored a hat trick for the Monarchs; Brady Aulie scored a power play goal while Kyle Johnson, Carter Selinger and Mac Hubick also scored for the Monarchs. Jeremy Ellis picked up the win in net for the Maroons and Kurtis Sollosy was in net for the Monarchs. Strasbourg had 50 minutes of penalties and Lumsden had 37 minutes.

President's Update - January 5th, 2016

After an eighteen day lull the HHL fires up again on Wednesday evening. This will be an interesting week for the Raymore Rockets as they play the other three teams that share the top four spots in our standings. On Wednesday evening the third place Rockets (7-1-0) will be in Bethune to play the first place Bethune Bulldogs (8-0-2). On Friday evening they will host the second place Wynyard Monarchs (8-3-0) and on Saturday evening will be in Lumsden to play the fourth place Monarchs (6-2-1).  Also on Friday evening Lumsden will be in Strasbourg to play the Maroons (0-9-1) and the Avonlea Arrows (2-6-0) will be in Cupar to play the Canucks (1-6-1). On Saturday evening the other two games that will be played see the Bethune Bulldogs in Avonlea and the Strasbourg Maroons in Wynyard.

Still making some changes to the website…Our player archives are accessible now and we will be changing the format you presently read and we will soon have a new 2016 Provincials page. We have lots of great senior hockey action this week; please get out to a game near you.

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Gerry

President's Update - December 21st, 2015

On Friday evening in Raymore the Rockets had their hands full with the Cupar Canucks. Elliot Hubick scored just 1:21 into the first period to give the Canucks the lead. The Rockets would then get two goals from Tyrell Shulko and a goal from Cody Mapes to go up 3-1 after one period. The Canucks would tie the game early in the second period as Brett Boha would score twice including once on the power play. Nelson Davis would score immediately after Cupar’s third goal to retake the lead for the Rockets and then just 21 seconds later Donovan Chow would tie the game up again. That would be four goals in 4 minutes and 41 seconds and then no more scoring in the second period. Cupar would take their first lead of the game in the third period on a goal from Taylor Orr. With just under seven minutes left in the period Todd MacMurchy would score and this game went to overtime and then to a shootout. Tyrell Shulko would score the winner in the shoot out and the Rockets would extend their winning streak to five games with a 6-5 victory. Anthony Bergen picked up his first win of the year in net for the Rockets. Colby Miller picked up a point in the shootout loss for the Canucks. The Rockets had eight minor penalties and the Canucks had six. Also on Friday evening the Wynyard Monarchs defeated the Bethune Bulldogs 4-3 in overtime in Wynyard.  The Monarchs got two goals from Chad Mazurak, including one on the power play, and goals from Lyle Ostapowich and Dale Spelchen with the game winner with just 21 seconds left in overtime. Bethune got power play goals from Jacob Ulmer and Derek Fuchs and a goal from Carson Sinclair. David Perkin picked up his fourth win of the year in net for the Monarchs and Ryan Senft was in net for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were assessed eight minor penalties and a misconduct. The Monarchs had nine minor penalties, a misconduct and a major with a game misconduct. As a result of the game misconduct in the third period Brett Leffler was suspended one game.

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