President's Update March 1st, 2013


HHL semi-finals

Cupar Canucks (20-3-1) versus Strasbourg Maroons (11-10-3)

The Cupar Canucks defeated the Lumsden Monarchs three games to one in their quarter-final series. Their only loss came in Lumsden in game two in overtime.  Against the Monarchs, Cupar scored 27 goals and allowed 15. Scoring was paced by Kyle Ross who picked up 6 goals and 12 assists. Kyle Ermel had 11 points and Justin Bernhardt had 9 points. Jamie Wutke picked up all three wins in the series and posted a 3.69 GAA in four games played. The Strasbourg Maroons defeated the defending champions Avonlea Arrows three games to one. The Maroons won game one and game four in overtime, with game four going to double overtime.  Strasbourg scored 19 goals and allowed 16 in this series against Avonlea. Brady Heintz scored the double overtime series winner and also led the Maroons in playoff scoring with 4 goals and 5 assists. Tyler Kifferling picked up all three wins in net for Strasbourg and posted a 3.49 GAA.

These two teams played twice this year. In November, in Strasbourg, the Cupar Canucks posted a 10-3 victory. In December, in Cupar, The Canucks posted a 10-8 victory in a game that saw the Canucks see a three goal lead evaporate twice before winning the game in the third period.  Game one of this series is Sunday evening in Cupar at 7 p.m. The Canucks play their second provincial game in Lumsden Tuesday evening and the result of that game will dictate dates of games two and three.  All games are posted under the Schedule tab.

Wynyard Monarchs (18-4-1) versus Bethune Bulldogs (14-8-3)

President's Update - February 26th, 2013

Highway Hockey League Semi-Finals set

The Bethune Bulldogs defeated the Raymore Rockets on Wednesday evening and will now face the Wynyard Monarchs with game one happening this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Wynyard. The Strasbourg Maroons will face the Cupar Canucks in the other semi-final with game one set for Cupar at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Semi-Finals preview and Quarter-finals wrap up will be posted before the weekend.


Provincials Update:

Provincial ‘A’

The Cupar Canucks defeated Balcarres 5-4 on Friday evening and have moved on to the Provincial ‘A’ semi-final against the Lumsden Monarchs. The Monarchs defeated Midale 4-2 on Friday evening in Lumsden and then won the series on Sunday evening with a 6-3 victory.  The Wynyard Monarchs had two late goals on Saturday evening and pulled out a 6-5 come from behind victory against Rosthern to force a game three on Sunday afternoon in Wynyard. In game three, the Monarchs led 1-0 after one period, were down 3-1 after two periods and scored four times in the third period to pull out a 5-3 victory. The Monarchs will now play the Bruno T-Birds in the other semi-final.

Provincial ‘C’

The Southey Marlins season has come to an end. They were defeated 10-1 in Radville on Saturday evening. Radville won the two game total point series 17-5.

Provincial ‘D’

The Avonlea Arrows defeated the Craik Warriors 7-4 in Avonlea on Saturday evening and 4-3 in Craik on Sunday to take their two game total point series 11-7. The Arrows will now face the Bethune Bulldogs. The Bulldogs defeated the Odessa Bruins 8-1 on Sunday afternoon in Bethune and won their two game total points series 11-4.

We will have all new series posted just as soon as we have confirmation of times…keep posted and congratulations to our teams that have advanced in Provincial play.


HHL Playoffs update......

President's Update - Playoff Edition


Playoff Preview from the Box – Quarter-Finals

A point of order…..I try and see as many games as I can during the season. I spend a lot of the time in the box doing Senior, Midget and Junior games and don’t always get to as many games as I would like….by the way, some of the most interesting discussions of League affairs happen in the penalty box…so…these are my observations. You won’t hear anything negative from me. As President I am unbiased in my opinions.  I have nothing but respect for the players in our league, those that are running and coaching the teams and most importantly those that volunteer for each and every game in our League. Play on…..


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