President's Update - February 27th, 2014

Bethune Bulldogs & Avonlea Arrows advance to semi-finals….

A very tight playoff series ended on Wednesday evening with the Bethune Bulldogs holding on for a 5-4 victory over the Strasbourg Maroons to win the series 2 games to 1. Every game was a one goal game sans empty net goal in game one. Period one of this game saw most of the action in the Maroons end of the ice in the first half of the first period and eight minutes in Jacob Ulmer scored with a tip in of a Joel Kot point shot. Six minutes later Aaron Decorby scored on the power play to tie the game up and less than two minutes later Jory Millar scored to put the Maroons up 2-1. Two minutes later Mike Reich was awarded a penalty shot as he had come in alone shorthanded and was taken down and he capitalized and it was 2-2 after one period. In the second period the only goal came with just under three minutes left as Lucas Ulmer scored. Both goalies played real well in this game and there were plenty of chances for both sides in the second period. In the third period Bulldogs captain Dustin MacAngus scored just into the first minute after splitting the Maroons defence on a great individual effort. Greg Ferguson would get the Maroons to within one just three minutes later after a nice pass from Mitch McNish from behind the net. Mike Reich scored on the power play with a one timer with just under three minutes left to put the Bulldogs up by two. One minute later Maroons captain Eric Schultz scored and the Maroons had a minute and a half to try and tie the game. There was plenty of pressure and the Maroons did come close but it didn’t happen. Ryan Seibel stopped 34 shots in net for the Bulldogs and Jeremy Ellis stopped 36 shots for the Maroons. The Bulldogs were assessed six minor penalties and the Maroons had two penalties. The Bulldogs now take on the first place Avonlea Arrows in a best of five semi-final but must first play the Arrows in Provincials this weekend on Friday and Saturday evenings.

President's Update - February 19th

*** Update from Provincial 'A' Sunday afternoon....Wynyard 5 Balgonie 2


Playoffs have begun….game one updates for all series......

On Monday evening the third place Cupar Canucks (14-5-1) hosted the sixth place Lumsden Monarchs (8-12-0). This is the third year in a row these two teams have met in the first round of the playoffs. The Canucks defeated the Monarchs 10-1 in game one on Monday evening. There were only two penalties in this game and all goals were even strength. Justin Schulhauser, Kyle Ermel, Kyle Ross and Shea Van Luven each scored two goals for the defending champions. Jordan Pratt and Jaret Eberle also scored for the Canucks. Jesse Matlock scored the Monarch’s lone goal in the second period. Jamie Wutke picked up the win in net for the Canucks and Will Hood took the loss for the Monarchs. Hood played the first 32 minutes of game and then Trevor Thiessen was in net. Game two of this series is on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. in Lumsden.

Also on Monday evening the second place Wynyard Monarchs (15-5-0) hosted the seventh place Raymore Rockets (4-15-1) in game one of their series and won 7-3. Matt Strueby led the way for the Monarchs as he scored three times and added an assist. Strueby had one power play goal and scored the game winning goal. Justin Zadoroozniak, Dillon Shewchuk, Brett Leffler and Dillon Stubbs also scored for the Monarchs. Bryan Kauk had five assists in this game. Tyrell Shulko had a shorthanded goal and two assists for the Rockets. Josh Jordan scored on the power play and Ryan Donauer also scored for the Rockets. Dave Perkin picked up the win in net for the Monarchs and John Arscott was in net for the Rockets. Each team took six minor penalties. Game two of this series will be Friday evening in Raymore.

President's Update - February 17th, 2014

Playoffs have begun….


Game one scores:

Wynyard 7 Raymore 3

Cupar 10 Lumsden 1

Bethune 6 Strasbourg 4

Avonlea 8 Southey 4


The Highway Hockey League regular season finished this past Tuesday as the Avonlea Arrows defeated the Bethune Bulldogs in Avonlea and the hometown Cupar Canucks defeated the Lumsden Monarchs 8-3. In Avonlea Mark Ardelan scored for Avonlea and Avery Riche scored for Bethune in the first period. In the second period, Dustin MacAngus scored to put the Bulldogs up by one but just 11 seconds after that goal Calder Neufeld tied the game up. Two minutes later Jared Molnar scored the game winning goal and the final was 3-2. Nathan Fischl picked up his twelfth win of the year in net for the Arrows and Ryan Seibel was in net for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs had nine minor penalties and the Arrows had two. In Cupar Kyle Ermel had four goals and two assists to lead the way for the Canucks. Jaret Eberle had a goal and four assists. Also scoring for the Canucks were Brayden Frank, Ron Cote and Tyler Stewart with the game winning goal. Jamie Wutke picked up his seventh win of the year. Both he and teammate Colby Miller had seven wins this year. Trevor Thiessen was in net for the Monarchs. Both teams took seven minor penalties.


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