President's Update - January 23rd, 2017

Provincials begin this week…The Raymore Rockets will host the Central Butte Flyers on Wednesday. This is a two game total point series in Provincial ‘C’. Game two of this series will be on Sunday in Central Butte at 3:00 p.m. The winner of this series will play the Drake Canucks of the Long Lake Hockey League. The Bethune Bulldogs play this Saturday evening in game one of a best of three series against the Davidson Cyclones in Bethune at 8:00 p.m.. The winner of this series plays the winner of the Milestone Flyers (QVHL) and the Bienfait Coalers (Big Six HL) in February. The Avonlea Arrows will be in Balgonie on Friday, February 3rd to play the Balgonie Bisons (QVHL) in Provincial ‘A’ action. Game two of this best of three series is in Avonlea on Saturday, February 11th. The Lumsden Monarchs begin their Provincial ‘A’ series in Leroy against the Braves (LLHL) on Saturday, February 4th at 3:00 p.m. Game two of this series will be in Lumsden on Saturday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. The winner of this series plays the winner of the Avonlea/Balgonie series. The Cupar Canucks begin their Provincial ‘D’ two game total point series on Saturday, February 4th in Cupar against the Bredenbury Cougars (Triangle Hockey League). Game two of this series is Saturday,February 11th. The Wynyard Monarchs are in Provincial ‘B’ and have a bye into second round. The Strasbourg Maroons are not in provincials but I understand that three of their players are playing with Lumsden and some players are playing with Balgonie.

President's Update - January 16th, 2017

Raymore Rockets pick up two wins on weekend….The Raymore Rockets defeated the Avonlea Arrows at home on Friday evening 4-2 and then defeated the Strasbourg Maroons 6-5 in a shootout on Saturday evening in Strasbourg to move to 9-5-0 and sole possession of third place one point behind the Lumsden Monarchs. On Friday evening the Rockets got two power play goals from Josh Belair and a goal from Tyrell Shulko to carry a 3-0 lead into the second period. Josh Jordan would score in the second period and Dryden Isley would score for the Arrows to make it 4-1 going to the third period. Kyle Oleniuk would get a power play goal for the Arrows and the final score was 4-2 for the Rockets. David Perkin picked up the win in net for the Rockets and Jesse Gooding was in net for the Arrows. The Rockets had seven minor penalties and the Arrows had four. Jeff Hubic from the Arrows and Cole Melrose from the Rockets were assessed fighting majors and game misconducts late in the game and were both given one game suspensions. On Saturday evening the Maroons scored first as Dylan Marcott scored the only goal of the first period. Bradyn Melrose would score on the power play in the second to tie the game for the Rockets. Mark Cross and Sean Delwo would then score for the Maroons and it was 3-1 for Strasbourg going into the third period. In the third, Tyrell Shulko and Jordan Reeve scored to tie game 3-3. Greg Ferguson would score twice to give the Maroons a 5-3 lead but Michael Jordan would score and then Josh Jordan would score with 23 seconds left in the game to send this game to overtime. Nothing was decided in overtime and in the shootout the Rockets outscored the Maroons 2-1 with Tyrell Shulko getting credit for the winner and the final was 6-5 for the Rockets. Strasbourg was assessed four minor penalties and the Raymore had four. Riley Focht-Gabriel stopped 19 shots in the Rockets net for the win and Jeremy Ellis stopped 27 in the Strasbourg net. There have been six overtime games this season and the Maroons have been in five of those games. They have won one and lost three in overtime and have lost one in a shootout.

The other game on Friday evening saw the Lumsden Monarchs defeat the Wynyard Monarchs 8-2 in Wynyard. With that win Lumsden moved to 9-4-1 and in second place a point ahead of Raymore. Kyle Johnson and Brady Aulie both scored twice for Lumsden with Johnson scoring on the power play in the second period. Denby Haysom, Austin Preete and Jared Adams also scored for Lumsden. Tyler Penny scored on the power play for Lumsden. Jordan Karakochuk and Kevin Pelletier scored for Wynyard. Matt Weninger picked up the win in net for Lumsden and Adam Jordan was in net for Wynyard. Each team had four minor penalties.

President's Update - January 9th, 2017

Provincial Draws are up....

Cupar Canucks pick up two wins on weekend….Bethune Bulldogs take care of Raymore and Lumsden…it was Mark Cross night in Wynyard…Kyle Ross continues to lead the scoring race…

The Cupar Canucks defeated the Avonlea Arrows 4-3 in Avonlea on Friday evening and then disposed of the Strasbourg Maroons 5-1 at home Saturday evening for their fourth straight victory. In Avonlea the Canucks got goals from Brayden Frank, Tyler Wilyman and a power play goal from Cody Hall and led the Arrows 3-1 after one period. In the second period Frank would score the winner on the power play midway through the period. The Arrows got a goal in each period with Brett Kealey scoring the first, Jessie Hall scoring in the second and Austin Lightfoot scoring in the third. Colby Miller picked up the win in net for the Canucks and Dean Brothen was in net for the Arrows. The Arrows had nine minor penalties, misconduct, a fighting major and a game misconduct. The Canucks had five minor penalties, a fighting major and a game misconduct. Tyler Wilyman from the Canucks and Stuart Holland from the Arrows both received one game suspension for game misconducts in the last 10 minutes of the game. On Saturday evening against the Maroons, the Canucks scored three times in the first period with Travis Orr, Elliott Hubick and Dallas Michlik coring. Brayden Frank scored in the second period and Michlik got his second of the evening in the third. Greg Ferguson scored late in the game to foil the shut out bud by Colby Miller. A skirmish in the second period sent everyone on the ice to the box. There were only six minor penalties in the game but the Canucks and Maroons would each end up with a major, a game misconduct and four misconducts from the second period encounter. Miller picks up the win in net and Jeremy Ellis was in net for the Maroons.


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