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President's Update - February 13th, 2017

Lumsden Monarchs move on to league semi-finals….Raymore and Lumsden advance in Provincials…League Awards…The Lumsden Monarchs defeated the Wynyard Monarchs 6-1 last Tuesday in Lumsden and then defeated Wynyard 7-3 in Wynyard to move on to the league semi-finals. On Tuesday the Monarchs got most of their scoring from one line as Kyle Johnson had a hat trick and Torrey Lindsay scored twice to lead the way. The Monarchs other goal came off the stick of Jared Adams with that goal being the game winner. It was a five point night for Lindsay and a four point night for Johnson. Liam Brennan had two assists. Wynyard got their only goal on the power play in the third period from Drew Litwin. Will Hood put aside 28 shots in the Lumsden net for the win and Adam Jordan stopped 44 shots in the Wynyard net. Lumsden had five minor penalties and Wynyard had one. On Friday evening in Wynyard, Tyler Penny and Liam Brennan scored for Lumsden in the first period and Nowell Greasley and Drew Litwin with a power play goal scored for Wynyard so it was 2-2 going into the second period. Tyler Penny scored his second goal of the evening on the power play in the second period to give Lumsden a 3-2 lead. In the third period Lumsden got power play goals from Liam Brennan and Austin Preete. Torey Lindsey and Tyler Penny with his third goal also scored for Lumsden. Eric Popadynec scored the lone goal for Wynyard in the third period. Matt Weninger picked up the win in net for Lumsden and Adam Jordan was in net for Wynyard. Wynyard had nine minor penalties, one major penalty and a game misconduct. Lumsden received four minor penalties, a major and a game misconduct. Lumsden now is in the second seed for the semi-finals and waits for the other series to be completed.

President's Update - February 6th, 2017

Season ends and Playoffs begin….The Lumsden Monarchs defeated the Avonlea Arrows last Tuesday evening 6-1 and the Strasbourg Maroons defeated the Raymore Rockets 3-1 on Wednesday evening to end the regular season . Lumsden secured second place with a 12-5-1 record and will play the Wynyard Monarchs in a first round best of three series; Strasbourg finished third place with a 10-5-3 record and will play the Avonlea Arrows in their first round series and the Raymore Rockets finished 11-6-1 in fourth place and will play the Cupar Canucks in their first round series. The Bethune Bulldogs finished the season undefeated and in first place and have a bye into the semi-finals.

On Tuesday evening in Lumsden, there was no scoring in the first period. In the second period Mason Haus, Kyle Johnson and Liam Brennan with a power play goal scored to put the Monarchs up 3-0 after two periods. In the third period Austin Preete, Torey Lindsay and Mason Haus with his second goal of the game but this time on the power play scored for Lumsden. James Dombowsky scored for the Arrows on the power play. Matt Weninger stopped 24 shots in the Monarch’s net to secure the win. Dean Brothen stopped 45 shots in the Avonlea net. Avonlea had seven minor penalties and Lumsden had five. In Raymore on Wednesday evening, Tyson Orban scored in the first period to give the Maroons a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. There was no scoring in the second period. In the third period, the Rockets tied the game early with a power play goal from Cole Melrose. Halfway through the third period Greg Ferguson scored what would be the winning goal. Dylan Marcott scored an empty net goal and the final was 3-1 for the Maroons. Jeremy Ellis stopped 35 shots in the Maroon’s net and picked up the win. Riley Focht-Gabriel stopped 40 shots in the Rocket’s net. The Maroons had five minor penalties and the Rockets had four.

President's Update - January 30th, 2017

Early Provincial wins for Rockets and Bulldogs….Ferguson/Cross/Orban Show in Strasbourg...Playoffs are close...The Raymore Rockets defeated the Central Butte 4-3 last Wednesday evening in Raymore and then defeated the Flyers 4-2 this past Sunday in Central Butte and won their first round two game total point series 8-5. The Rockets now go on to the second round of Provincial ‘C’ against the Drake Canucks of the Long Lake Hockey League.Game one is Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in Drake. The Bethune Bulldogs played their first game of their best of three series against the Davidson Cyclones of the Long Lake Hockey League this past Saturday evening in Bethune. Most of the scoring happened in the first period as the Cyclones had a 4-2 lead after the first period and led on the shot clock 14-13. Bethune got goals from Mitch Boucher and Joel Kot. In the second period the Bulldogs outshot the Cyclones 22-6 and got a shorthanded goal from Kyle Ross and a goal from Drew George with 38 seconds left in the period to make it 4-4 going into the third period. Bethune would outshoot the Cyclones 12-6 in the third period. This game went into a ten minute overtime period and then into a twenty minute second overtime period. With one minute left in the second overtime period drew George would notch his second goal of the game with one minute left and the Bulldogs would win 5-4. The Bulldogs outshot the Cyclones 70-40 during 89 minutes of play. These two teams go at it in game two in Davidson on Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m.

This Friday evening the Avonlea Arrows will open up their best of three series against the Balgonie Bisons of the QVHL at 8:30 p.m. in Balgonie. On Saturday two more series begin. In Provincial ‘A’ the Lumsden Monarchs will be in Leroy to play the Braves in game one of their best of three Provincial ‘A’ series at 3:00 p.m. On Saturday evening in Cupar, the Canucks will host the Bredenbury Cougars of the Triangle Hockey League in game one of their two game total point Provincial ‘D’ series at 7:30 p.m.

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