President's Update - February 13th, 2018

Rockets Remain Red Hot...The Raymore Rockets won the first game of their best of three series against the Southey Marlins last Wednesday evening in Raymore with an 8-4 victory. The Rockets scored three times in the first period, three times in the second period and twice in the third frame and always were in the lead. Tyler Bell scored twice on the power play and Tyrell Shulko scored twice to lead the way for the Rockets. Tristan Third, Cody Mapes also scored. Kyle Oleniuk and Braden Bentz scored on the power play to round out the scoring for Raymore. Travis Mohr scored twice for Southey. Joseph Bergen and Cody Straker also scored for Southey. Dean Brothen picked up the win in the Raymore goal. Ryan Senft was in net for the Marlins. This is Brothen's third year in our league and his first with the Rockets. This was only his second playoff game start. This is Ryan Senft's seventh year in our league. He has now played 1323 playoff minutes with Bethune and Southey. The Rockets then went to Wawota this past Sunday evening and won game one of their defence of their Provincial 'C' title with a 4-2 victory. In this game Logan Dew scored early for the Flyers and it was 1-0 for Wawota. In the second period Braden Bentz scored to tie the game. The Rockets would then score three goals in the last 2.13 of the period. Tyrell Shulko, Michael Jordan and Tanner Linnen scored for the Rockets. Hunter Smith from the Flyers scored the lone goal in the third for Wawota. Dean Brothen picked up the win in net for the Rockets. Game two of this two game total point series is Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. in Raymore. The Rockets head to Southey Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. for game two of their league series on a six game winning streak.

Monarchs win game one of their Provincial 'A' series....The Lumsden Monarchs defeated the Milestone Flyers 4-1 on Sunday evening in Lumsden. Braeden Adamyk scored the only goal of the first period to give Lumsden a 1-0 lead. There was no scoring in the second period and the shots after two periods were 33-21 for the Monarchs. In the third period Milestone would tie the game on a goal from Levi Barnstable. Lumsden would then get a goal from Josh Beaudry, a shorthanded goal from Braeden Adamyk and an empty net goal from Andrew Perrault. Final shots were 44-27 Monarchs. Kurtis Sollosy picked up the win in the Lumsden net playng his first game back from injury time. Riley Ross stopped 40 shots in the Milestone net. Game two of this series is this Saturday evening in Milestone at 8:00 p.m. If a game three is require it will be played Sunday evening in Lumsden at 8:00 p.m.

On Friday evening there were two Provincial 'A' games played. Game one of the Cupar/Grenfell series saw the Canucks lose at home 8-5. Game two of this series isSaturday evening in Grenfell at 8:00 p.m. Down the highway in Southey the Marlins lost 8-1 to the Balgonie Bisons. Game two of that series is Friday evening in Balgonie at 8:30 p.m. If a game three is required in that series it will be in Southey on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Also on Friday evening the Strasbourg Maroons begin their two game total point Provincial 'D' series against Central Butte in Central Butte at 8:30 p.m. Game two of this series will be on Saturday evening in Strasbourg at 8:00 p.m.

On Wednesday evening game one of the Cupar/Strasbourg league series starts in Cupar at 8:00. Game two of this series is next Tuesday in Strasbourg.

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I will have 2017-18 Award nominees for you next week. There is plenty of hockey so please get out to a game near you.