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.