President's Update - January 21st, 2020

The Southey Marlins picked up two wins this past weekend with wins over the Strasbourg Maroons and the Balgonie Bison. On Friday evening in Strasbourg the Marlins came back from a 3-0 deficit scoring four times in the second period and four more times in the third period to pull out an 8-4 victory. Mason Mullaney led the way with four goals. Pat Thompson-Gale scored twice and Rhett Sandercock and Trey Lefebre also scored. Mike Arnold had a natural hat trick to get the Maroons up 3-0 and Bryton Beattie also scored for the Maroons. Landon Moldenhauer stopped 33 shots in the Southey net for the victory and Tiegen Slough stopped 28 shots in the Strasbourg net. Southey had three minor penalties and Strasbourg had two. There were no special teams goals in this game. On Saturday evening in Southey the Marlins scored twice in the first period, three times in the second period and three more times in the third period to go on to an 8-1 victory over Balgonie. Cody Hall, Colby Brandt and Pat Thompson-Gale each scored twice for the Marlins. Rhett Sandercock and Lindsay Thompson also scored for the Marlins. Shane Scheschuk scored for the Bison. Shaun Fleming picked up the win in the Southey net and Cam Pateman was in the Balgonie net. Southey had three minor penalties, one major and a game misconduct. Balgonie had six minor penalties, one major and a game misconduct. There were no special teams goals in this game.

Also on Friday evening the Raymore Rockets defeated Odessa/Vibank 12-2 in Odessa. Tyrell Shulko led the way with a hat trick and Tyler Bell scored twice. These two each scored a power play goal. Tyler Mueller, Michael Jordan, Cody Straker, Blaze Bentz, Tanner Linford, Ryley Storzuk and Damien Bentz also scored for Raymore. Sterling Bear scored both goals for the Bruins. Dean Brothen picked up the win for the Rockets in net stopping 27 shots and Shane Bloomquist was in net for the Bruins where he stopped 54 shots. Raymore went 2 for 5 on the power play and the Bruins were shutout on the one power play they had. The Bethune Bulldogs came back from a 5-2 deficit mid way through the game and defeated Balgonie 6-5 on Friday evening in Balgonie. Lucas Ulmer had two goals including a power play goal. Derek Fuchs, Jake Ulmer, Tory Willfong also scored for the Bulldogs. Nolan Curts scored with just under five minutes left in the game to give the Bulldogs the win. Cohen Yano scored twice for Balgonie. Also scoring were Austin Yano with a shorthanded goal, Zak Zborosky and Shane Scheschuk. Ryan Holfeld picked up the win in the Bethune net and Cam Pateman was in the Balgonie net. Bethune had nine minor penalties and Balgonie had five. The other game on Friday evening saw the Balcarres Broncs defeat the Lumsden Monarchs 6-5 in overtime. The Broncs took a 2-0 lead after one period despite being outshot 20-9 in the first period. Paul Albers with a shorthanded goal and Matthew Boha scored in the first period for the Broncs. In the second period Lumsden came back to tie the game on goals from Liam Brennan and a shorthanded goal from Andrew Perrault. Before the period ended the Broncs retook the lead on a goal by Neil Kodman. The Broncs outshot the Monarchs 11-10 in the second period. In the third period Brody Luhning scored early on the power play to tie the game. Jared Martin would score quickly after that and the Broncs were back up 4-3. Not long after that goal Braeden Adamyk would score for the Monarchs and the game was tied 4-4. With less than nine minutes left in the period Neil Kodman would notch his second of the evening and the Broncs were back up 5-4. With the goalie pulled the Monarchs would score with just six seconds left in the period when Brody Luhning got his second goal of the night. Just 1:36 into overtime Justin Benhardt scored the winner for the Broncs. The Monarchs have been in five overtime games this year. David Spooner stopped 38 shots and picked up the win in the Balcarres net. Will Hood stopped 26 in the Lumsden net. Balcarres had nine minor penalties and one misconduct and Lumsden had five minor penalties called against them. 

There were two more games on Saturday evening. In Bethune the Grenfell Spitfires defeated the Bulldogs 7-4. Sanfred King and Allen Kilback led the way for the Spitfires each scoring twice. Kale Haylock, Nathan Boyer and Ian Pekrul also scored for Grenfell. Andrew Sillers and Brett Mennear each scored a power play goal for Bethune. Jake Ulmer and Landon Fahlman also scored for Bethune. Mitch Galore picked up the win in the Grenfell and Riley Focht-Gabriel was in the Bethune net. Bethune scored on both of the power play opportunities they had and Grenfell did not score on the one power play opportunity they had. In Milestone the Flyers defeated the Strasbourg Maroons 17-5. Ian Williams had five goals and four assists in this game for the Flyers. Logan Gorsalitz scored four times and had two assists and Nathan Deck had a hat trick for the Flyers. Jacob Cardiff and Shane Cole each scored twice. KC Brooks also scored for the Flyers. The Maroons got two goals from Keelan Saworski including one on the power play. Ty Eklund and Blake Hubick also scored for the Maroons. Tyson Orban picked up a goal on a penalty shot. Thomas Spence picked up the win in the Milestone net and Tiegan Slough was in the Strasbourg net. Strasbourg did not take a penalty in this game and the Flyers were penalized three times. 

We have one more interlocking game and that is Friday evening in Odessa when the Maroons will be in town for the 8:30 p.m. game. There is one more game on Friday evening as the Southey Marlins (7-9-0) will be in Raymore to play the Rockets (11-4-0). On Saturday evening The Rockets will be in Bethune to play the Bulldogs (9-7-0) and the Lumsden Monarchs (7-4-4) will be in Southey to play the Marlins. 

Provincial 'A' first round schedules are now on our "Provincial page. The Raymore Rockets will host Drake on Thursday evening, February 6th in game one of that best of three series. That same evening the Southey Marlins will be in Milestone to play the Flyers. Both games are at 8:00 p.m. The Lumsden Monarchs have a bye in the first round and play Cabri in round two. Bethune and Strasbourg are not in Provincials but there are players that will be on other teams for Provincials.

The Tyson Sievert HHL Scoring Champion trophy is definitely availble to win by many. Tyrell Shulko from Raymore leads with 30 points but is closely followed by Pat Thompson-Gale with 29 points and Tyler Mueller from the Rockets with 28 points. Rockets Ryley Storzuk and Michael Jordan round out the top five with 27 points each. Damien Bentz from the Rockets, Kyle Johson and Andrew Perrault from the Monarchs are next with 26 points each. Brent Mennear from the Bulldogs and Corey Kosloski from the Rockets round out the top ten. Brody Luhniong from Lumsden, Tyler Mueller from from Raymore and Ryley Storzuk from Raymore lead all scorers with four power play goals each. Tyrell Shulko from the Rockets leads all scorers with three game winning goals. The race for the Gunnar Lindal Team goaltending trophy is tight. Lumsden leads with a 3.33 GAA and Raymore is next with a 3.47 GAA. Southey is third at 4.31. Will Hood from Lumsden leads all goalies with a 3.21 GAA. Kevin Orthner from Raymore is next at 3.36GAA and David Perkin from Lumsden is at 3.44. Shaun Fleming from Southey and Dean Brothen from Raymore lead all goalies with six wins. Ryan Holfeld from Bethune leads all goalies with 545 minutes played.

Raymore leads the league with a power play clicking at 26.1% success rate. Strasbourg is next at 25% and Southey is third at 18.5%. The best penalty killing unit belongs to the Raymore Rockets at 88.2%. They are followed by Bethune at 84.8% and Strasbourg at 80%.

Just two more weekends of regular season play. Provincials start February 6th for our league. There will be a 4th plays 5th series the first week of February with the winner playing the first place team in a best of five semi-final. Second will play third in the other semi-final.

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