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.