2016-17 Season

The Highway Hockey League completed their Fall meeting and we are ready to begin the season on November 4th. The schedule will have 63 games with each team playing an 18 game schedule. Teams finishing 2nd to 7th will play in best of three quarter finals with the first place team having a bye. Semi-Finals will be best of five and the League Final will be a best of five series. One minor change this year....Home teams will be wearing dark jerseys and away teams will wear white jerseys. You will note that this has changed for some reason in most sports leagues over the past few years. This is exactly what the NHL did until 1970 moving away from dark at home and white on the road at that point. In 2003 the NHL went back to the pre 1970 rule supposedly to help with jersey sales.

We are just finalizing our schedule and will have it posted to our site this week. The league will be producing pocket schedules again this year but they will be limited.


Bethune Bulldogs 2016 Provincial 'A' Champions!

Bethune Bulldogs Provincial 'A' Champions

Congratulations Bethune Bulldogs Provincial 'A' Champions...The Bethune Bulldogs defeated the Rosetown Redwings 3-2 in double overtime on Thursday evening to claim the SHA Provincial 'A' title. Ryan Lang scored early in the first period and then late in the first period Rosetown scored on a 5 on 3 and then scored even strength making it 2-1 after one period. Jacob Ulmer scored in the second period to tie the game 2-2 and that is what the score was going into the third period. The Bulldogs led the shot clock 27-21. There was no scoring in the third period and no scoring in the first overtime period. Going into the second overtime period the Bulldogs had outshot the Redwings 50-30. 2:18 into the second overtime period Mike Reich would pot the winner and the Bulldogs finally had that elusive Provincial title. What a remarkable run Bethune had this year...15-1-2 in League play....6-0-0 in League playoffs and 10-1-0 in Provincial play. That would be 31-2-2 for the year. Even more amazing is after losing their first provincial game against Watrous, a game they had the lead with only a few minutes left on the is as if this one game sparked the Bulldogs to what they had to do to win...After that loss, the Bethune Bulldogs proceeded to win 16 games straight in Provincials and League playoffs on their way to a League title and Provincial title. Three of those wins were in overtime.

The 2016 Bethune Bulldogs join the 1987 Dysart Blues, the 2004 Southey Marlins, the 2013 Cupar Canucks and the 2014 Wynyard Monarchs as the only HHL teams to win both league and a Provincial 'A' title. Along with the Raymore Rockets who won League and the Provincial "C" title in 1980, 1988 and 1997, the Cupar Canucks who won League and the Provincial 'AAA' title in 1995 and the Avonlea Arrows who won League and the Provincial 'D' title in 2005 these are the ten teams that have won both League and a Provincial title in the same year in our fifty year history. There have been many other teams that have been close but these are the teams that did it.

We now look forward to our 51st season...a final update with year end pictures and a few kudos will be forthcoming. Thank you to all that support senior hockey in Saskatchewan and thank you for supporting the Highway Hockey League.


Bethune Bulldogs Highway Hockey League 2015-15 Champions!

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Bethune Bulldogs 2015 - 16 Highway Hockey League Champions

Bethune Bulldogs win Highway Hockey League Championship two years in a row…the Bethune Bulldogs defeated the Lumsden Monarchs 12-6 in Lumsden on Monday evening and then 8-1 on Tuesday evening in Bethune to claim the Robert Schultz Cup for the second year in a row. 

On Monday evening in Lumsden, All Star awards were presented to Left Wing Kyle Johnson, Defenceman Andrew Perrault and Coach Darrell Haysom prior to the game start. Bethune held a 5-3 lead after one period in this game and 7-3 after the second period before scoring five goals in the third period. Mike Reich scored four times including a power play goal and had one assist to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Drew George had a hat trick that included both a power play goal and a shorthanded goal. Joel Kot also had a hat trick which included two power play goals. Lucas Ulmer scored a power play goal and Kyle Ross also scored for the Bulldogs. Carter Selinger scored twice including a power play tally to lead the Monarchs. Brodie Schuette scored a shorthanded goal and the rest of the Monarch’s scoring came from Andrew Perrault, Kyle Johnson and Brady Aulie. Ryan Senft picked up the win in net for the Bulldogs and Kurtis Sollosy and Jackson Latrace were in net for the Monarchs.


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