President's Update February 5th, 2013


Last Tuesday evening the Lumsden Monarchs won their first game of the year. Powered by six first period goals they went on to defeat the Southey Marlins 11-3. Tyson Getzinger had a hat trick, Jon Kress had a goal and four assists and Jesse Matlock had two goals (one SHG) and two assists to the lead the way. Also scoring for Lumsden were Denby Haysom, Brady Aulie, Zak Anderson, Lance Morrison and Stuart Poulin. Elliot Hubick picked up two goals for the Marlins and Evan Mohr scored the only power play goal of the game. Trevor Thiessen picked up his first win of the year in net for the Monarchs while Ryan Senft and Mitch Robinson were in net for the Marlins. Each team had four minor penalties. On Wednesday evening, the Bethune Bulldogs defeated the Strasbourg Maroons 5-2. Mike Reich had a natural hat trick and scored a power play goal and the game winner. Tory Willfong had a power play goal and Tim Weber also scored for the Bulldogs. Greg Ferguson and Branden Sentes replied for the Maroons. Ryan Seibel picked up the win in net for the Bulldogs and Tyler Kifferling was in net for the Maroons. After a penalty free first period, Bethune had seven minor penalties and Strasbourg had five. In Wynyard, Dylan Bentz score with just over six minutes left in the game to tie the Canucks at four and then Brett Leffler scored at 1:32 of overtime as the Wynyard Monarch defeated the Cupar Canucks 5-4. Leffler also had a power play goal in this game as did Aaron Lindal. Donovan Hall also scored for the Monarchs. Justin Bernhardt and Kyle Ermel both had two goals for the Canucks. David Perkin picked up the win in net for the Monarchs and Jamie Wutke was in net for the Canucks.

On Friday evening we had two games played in Cupar and Southey. In Cupar the Canucks scored four third period goals, three unanswered, and went on to defeat the Raymore Rockets 6-2.  Justin Schulhauser scored twice while Eric Heisler and Jaret Eberle each had power play goals for the Canucks. Kyle Ross also scored for Cupar. Shane Baum and Tyrell Shulko scored for the Rockets. Colby Miller picked up the win in net for the Canucks while Nathan Fischl was in net for the Rockets. Each team had seven minor penalties. In Southey the Wynyard Monarchs scored four power play goals and went on to defeat the Southey Marlins 9-1. Joey MacDonald scored twice including one power play goal and power play goals also came from Cody Straker, Aaron Lindal and Derek Halldorson. Other goals came from Bryan Kauk, Brett Leffler, Eric Popadynec and Mike Kesserling. Southey’s lone goal came off the stick of Pat Thompson-Gale. David Perkin picked up the win in net for Wynyard while Mitch Robinson was in net for the Marlins.

Brett Leffler has a comfortable nine point lead in the scoring race over teammate Bryan Kauk. Shay Neufeld of the Arrows is another two points back at 38 and he is followed by Kyle Ross from Cupar and Lucas Ulmer from Bethune, each with 37 points. Jamie Wutke from the Canucks leads all goalies with a 3.29 GAA. Fellow Canuck Colby Miller has a 3.33 GAA. David Perkin from Wynyard follows with a 3.49 GAA. Check out all statistics under the statistics tab and team statistics under the Teams tab. All time statistics can be found under the Archive tab.

In Provincial ‘A’ second round action, The Lumsden Monarchs defeated the Arcola/Kisbey Combines 5-4 in overtime on Friday evening. Jesse Matlock scored eleven seconds into overtime to secure that win for the Monarchs. On Saturday evening, Kyle Ross had a hat trick to lead Cupar to a 6-5 win over LeRoy and Wynyard defeated Dalmeny 5-2. In Provincial ‘D’ action, Bethune lost 4-1 to Bredenbury on Sunday.

Provincial ‘A’ games scheduled this week include Balcarres at Raymore on Wednesday evening with game two on Saturday evening in Balcarres. Cupar will be in LeRoy and Wynyard is in Dalmeny on Saturday evening. If a third game is required in any of these series they will be played on Sunday. Lumsden is in Arcola on Saturday evening to play game three of their series with the Combines. In Provincial ‘D’ action, Bredenbury is in Bethune on Sunday evening and Avonlea is in Frontier on Sunday afternoon. In Provincial ‘C’ action, Southey will be in Langenburg on Sunday evening.

We have eight games left in League action. On Wednesday evening Lumsden is in Strasbourg and Southey is in Avonlea. On Friday evening Lumsden is at Raymore, Bethune is in Avonlea, Cupar visits Wynyard and Southey is in Strasbourg. We will update this column on Thursday with information regarding the final two games of the regular season and the 2013 Playoffs.

As you can see by the Upcoming games list on the left there is a lot of hockey this week. If there is a game near you please get out and enjoy top notch senior hockey whether it be League play or Provincial play.


Gerry Tomkins

HHL President

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