Lumsden Monarchs 2020 Robert Schultz Cup HHL Champions


Down 4-2 heading to the third period the defending champions, Lumsden Monarchs, scored three unanswered goals and defeated the Raymore Rockets 5-4 to claim their second straight HHL title and their eighth title overall. The Monarchs scored first in this game on a goal from Josh Beaudry seven minutes into the first period. With just over four minutes left in the first period Damien Bentz would score to get the Rockets even and then with 17 seconds left in the period Corey Kosloski would score his fifth goal of the series to give the Rockets a 2-1 lead heading into the second period. Ryley Storzuk would score early in the second period to extend the Raymore lead to 3-1. Just over a minute later James Beattie would score on a long shot and the Monarchs had pulled to within one goal. Josh Jordan would score with six minutes left in the period and the Rockets would lead 4-2 going into the third period and looked to be in full control of the game. Braeden Adamyk would score just 13 seconds into the third to get the Monarchs back to within one goal.Kyle Johnson would score midway through the period after receiving a lob pass from Carter Hansen and this game was tied. The winning goal came with six minutes left in the third period off the stick of Andrew Perrault. The Monarchs outshot the Rockets 16-7 in the third period. Will Hood stopped 25 shots and picked up the win. Dean Brothen stopped 30 shots in the Raymore net. Lumsden was 0/4 on the power play and the Rockets were 0/2 on their power play. This was one of the best finals we have had. The Monarchs now prepare to play the Southey Marlins in the Provincial 'A'  South Final with the first game on Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m. in Southey.

We will keep you updated on this series on Twitter @HighwayHockey and the game sheet for you to follow will be on @The Score12 on Twitter.

This is the earliest we have finished the season in years and I would like to thank the players, the fans and most of all the fellow volunteers throughout the league that are officials in the box, that announce, that are at the door or selling 50/50's, that serve on executives and to all the fans that support our league and senior hockey...Thank you!

We will have a league meeting in early April and I know I have been asked by many what we may expect from the experiment of interlocking play with QVHL...all I can say is we will meet and discuss and you will be the first to know what lies ahead for both leagues. Our 55th season begins next November!

Yours in senior hockey,