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President's Update - December 9th, 2013

On Friday evening the Raymore Rockets and Lumsden Monarchs met for the first time of the year in in Lumsden. The game featured 41 shots in the first period and a Rockets lead of 2-1 going into the second period. Rockets scoring came from Todd MacMurchy on the power play and a goal from Captain Josh Jordan. Lumsden actually scored first on a goal from Brady Aulie. The Monarchs outshot the Rockets in the second period and got three goals from David Clive, Stuart Poulin and Miguel Pereira. Cody Mapes scored for the Rockets in the second period. Early in the third period, Denby Haysom stole the puck in the Rockets zone and scored what would be the winner for the Monarchs. Cody Mapes would score his second goal of the night to get the Rockets to within one goal but the Rockets would fall short 5-4. Trevor Thiessen would pick up the win in net for the Monarchs stopping 26 of 30 shots fired his way. John Arscott was in net for the Rockets and had a very busy night stopping 46 of 51 shots he faced.  The Monarchs had seven minor penalties, misconduct and a game misconduct. That game misconduct would equate into a suspension for Lance Morrison from Lumsden as it was taken in the last ten minutes of the game. The Rockets had six minor penalties, misconduct and a game misconduct.

In Strasbourg, the Maroons came from behind to beat the Cupar Canucks 7-5. The Canucks took a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals from Kyle Ross, Shea Van Luven and Cody Hanson. Trent Hilderman would score late in the first period for the Maroons and the Canucks had a 3-1 advantage going into the second period. Branden Sentes got the Maroons to within one goal before Kyle Ross would answer back on the power play to restore the Canucks two goal lead.  Greg Ferguson would then score for the Maroons and it was 4-3 for the Canucks going into the third period. Early in the third period Donovan Chow would score to once again restore the two goal lead for the Canucks. Midway through the third period Derek Edwards, Brady Heintz and Mitch McNish would score in a matter of just under three minutes and the Maroons had their first lead of the game. Brady Heintz would get his second goal of the evening into an empty net and the Maroons would pull off the comeback 7-5. Tyler Kifferling would pick up the win in net for the Maroons and Colby Miller was in net for the Canucks. Strasbourg had five minor penalties and Cupar had four plus a misconduct.

President's Update - December 2nd, 2013

The Southey Marlins scored two shorthanded goals and one power play goal to take a 3-0 lead on the Lumsden Monarchs on Friday evening only to see the Monarchs score once in the first period and three times in the second period to nip the Marlins 4-3 and secure their fourth win in a row. The Marlins scored three goals in their first game of the year….all even strength. In their next four games, including this game, the Marlins have scored 17 goals of which 10 came on the power play, 4 were shorthanded and only three goals came even strength. The Marlins lead the League in the power play department at 42.3% or 11 goals in 26 opportunities. In this game Pat Thompson-Gale and Dylan Mohr scored shorthanded and Devin Hillier scored on the power play. For Lumsden Stuart Poulin scored in the first period and then Brayden Park and Brendan Ryan scored in the second period. Park would score the winner with just over three minutes left in the second period. Trevor Theissen would pick up his second win of the year in net and Kurtis Sollosy was in net for the Marlins. The Marlins had five minor penalties while the Monarchs had three. These teams will meet again on Saturday, January 4th in Lumsden on Wall of Fame night.

President's Update November 25th, 2013

On Friday evening all teams were in action in the HHL. In Raymore, The Bethune Bulldogs won their third game of the year by scoring a shorthanded goal midway through the third period to clinch the win 3-2 over the Rockets. Tyler Dobrescu scored what would end up being the winner. Raymore came back to tie this game twice. Lucas Ulmer got the Bulldogs on the board in the first and Tyrell Shulko would answer that later in the period. In the second period Jens Johnson would score on the power play to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead going into the third period. Shulko would tie the game for the Rockets early in the third period before Dobrescu would score to make the final 3-2 for Bethune.  Each team had four minor penalties…interesting enough was the fact that there wasn’t a duplicate call within the eight penalties….so eight different penalties….Ryan Seibel picked up the win in net for the Bulldogs and John Arscott was in net for the Rockets.

In Avonlea, the Arrows scored four goals, including two power play goals, in the first period to power their way to a 7-3 victory over the Cupar Canucks. 2013 League MVP Shay Neufeld scored twice in the first period, once on the power play, and added an assist to lead the way for the Arrows. Calvin Watson scored on the power play and James Ardelan scored the first of two goals he scored in this game to complete the first period scoring. Layton Ludwar and Mark Jelenski with a power play goal would score in the third period to complete the Arrows scoring. Jaret Eberle scored twice for the Canucks in the second period, once on the power play, and Donovan Chow scored shorthanded for the Canucks in the first period. The Canucks had eight minor penalties, two misconducts and a game misconduct. The Arrows had nine minor penalties. Nathan Fischl picked up his first win in net as an Arrow and Jamie Wutke was in net for the Canucks.

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