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As announced at the start of the season, the Highway Hockey League will be changing the name of some Awards trophies that do not presently have a formal name or that have a name of a commercial sponsor that may no longer be sponsoring a trophy with their name on the trophy. It is my pleasure to announce that beginning this year we have three trophies that we are proud to be renaming.

Our Championship Trophy, in existence since 1966, will now be named the Robert Schultz HHL Championship Trophy. Robert was involved in many capacities with the Strasbourg Maroons, including both Coach and Manager. Our plan is to unveil this updated trophy at a Maroon game prior to the end of the season. We thank the Schultz family for their support.

Our Coach of The Year Trophy will now be named the Lynwood Miller HHL Coach of the Year Trophy. Lynwood was a longtime volunteer and booster with the Avonlea Arrows. Our plan is to unveil this updated trophy at an Arrows game prior to the end of the season. We thank the Miller family for their support.

Our Scoring Champion Trophy, in existence since 1967, will now be named the Tyson Sievert HHL Scoring Champion Trophy. Tyson played in our League with the Cupar Canucks and prior to being a Canuck he played with the Southey Marlins. This updated trophy will be introduced this Saturday evening in Cupar in a game against the Southey Marlins. We thank the Sievert family for their support.

When our 2012-2013 Awards are presented this year, we will publish more information and talk more about each individual that has their name on a Highway Hockey League trophy. We will also be announcing plans regarding the four trophies left that we plan to rename.

 

President's Update - January 7th, 2013

On Saturday evening the Avonlea Arrows, fresh off a victory over the Strasbourg Maroons Friday evening, won their fourth game in their last five games with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Bethune Bulldogs. The Arrows have now beaten the Bulldogs twice since losing to the Bulldogs in November. The Arrows tied the Bulldogs three times in this game before finally scoring the winner in the shootout. Jacob Ulmer scored late in the first period on the power play to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead going into the second period. Early in the second period Cal Filson scored for the Arrows to tie game up at one.  Joel Kot would put the Bulldogs up on a partial breakaway….shorthanded and then Calvin Watson would score on the power play with less than five minutes left in the second period to tie the game up once again. The Bulldogs would respond with less than two minutes left in second period as Lucas Ulmer would score shorthanded.  Gavin Mievre would score the third goal for the Arrows in the third period to push this game into overtime. Nothing was settled in overtime but the Arrows would score twice in the shootout on goals by Holland and Mievre….Mievre’s being the game winner. Justin Mrazek picked up the win in net for the Arrows while Ryan Seibel was in net for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs had sixteen minor penalties while the Arrows had nine.

President's Update December 31st, 2012

Our first game after Christmas was played on Friday evening in Lumsden. The Bethune Bulldogs defeated the Monarchs 7-2. The Monarchs scored just seventeen seconds into the game on a goal by Jon Kress. Tyler Riche (PPG) and Mike Reich would score fourteen seconds apart before the five minute mark to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead going into the second period. In the second period it was all Bulldogs as Dustin McAngus would score twice (one SHG) while Joel Kot and Jacob Ulmer (PPG) would also score to give Bethune a 6-2 lead going into the third period. In the third period Mike Reich would score his second goal of the game while Bethune was shorthanded. Ryan Seibel picked up his sixth win of the year in net while Jordan Wiest was in net for the Monarchs. Bethune had three minor penalties and Lumsden had four minor penalties.

On Saturday evening the Wynyard Monarchs were in Avonlea to play the Arrows. Goals by Derek Halldorson and Donovan Hall in the first period and then a pair of goals (one SHG) from Brett Leffler in the second period gave the Monarchs a 4-0 lead going into the third period. Stuart Holland (PPG) and Cal Filson would score in the third period to get the Arrows to within two but Leffler would complete the natural hat trick to put the Monarchs up 5-3 with just over ten minutes to go in the game. Shay Neufeld would score with less than a minute left in the game to get the Arrows to within one goal but an empty net goal from Mike Kesserling would make the final 6-4 for the visiting Monarchs. Jeremy Kwasny picked up his third win of the year in net for the Monarchs while Justin Mrazek was in net for the Arrows. Avonlea had two minor penalties, a fighting major and a game misconduct. Wynyard had four minor penalties, a fighting major and a game misconduct. There were two suspensions that came out of this game. James Dombowsky from the Arrows is suspended one game for taking a game misconduct in the last ten minutes of the game and Joey MacDonald from the Monarchs is suspended for two games. He receives one game suspension for taking a game misconduct in the last ten minutes of the game and receives another game suspension for an Instigator penalty.

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