President's Update - January 5th, 2015

There were only two games played the first weekend of the New Year. On Friday evening the Wynyard Monarchs scored once in the last minute of the first period and then in the first minute of the second period and then scored four more in the third period on their way to a 6-1 victory over the Lumsden Monarchs. Lyle Ostapowich (one SHG) and Donovan Hall led the way with two goals each and Chad Mazurak and Eric Popadynec scored the other goals for the Wynyard Monarchs. Brady Aulie had the lone goal for the Lumsden Monarchs. David Perkin stopped 31 shots in the Wynyard net for the win and Kurtis Sollosy faced 50 shots in the Lumsden net. Lumsden was assessed nine minor penalties and Wynyard six. On Saturday evening the Wynyard Monarchs hosted the Strasbourg Maroons. Wynyard scored twice in the first period and five times in the second period with 3 power play goals, one shorthanded goal and an even strength goal. The Monarchs scored once in the third period.  Brett Leffler potted a shorthanded goal and had three assists to lead the way for the Monarchs. Riley Storzuk and Donovan Hall each scored an even strength goal and a power play goal. Matt Strueby scored a power play goal and picked up an assist. Eric Popadynec and Dylan Bentz also scored for the Monarchs. Greg Ferguson scored his league leading 14th goal for the Maroons. David Perkin picked up his sixth win of the season in net for the Monarchs and Tyler Kifferling was in net for the Maroons. Strasbourg picked up six minor penalties, a major and a game misconduct. The Monarchs had three minor penalties, a major and a game misconduct.

We had some teams with personnel shortages on the weekend. Raymore @ Avonlea is being rescheduled and we are trying to get a new date for the Bethune @ Cupar game. The Bethune @ Raymore game will be recorded as a forfeit by Bethune.

This Friday evening Raymore will be in Wynyard at 8:30 p.m.  Also on Friday evening, Cupar visits Lumsden and Strasbourg is in Avonlea at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday evening Avonlea is at Wynyard, Cupar is in Bethune and Lumsden is in Strasbourg.

Please note that the Highway Hockey twitter feed is now on our main page for your convenience….so you don’t have to be on twitter to get the updates from our league. The Highway Hockey feed will show all tweets sent from our feed. You will get our new “mobile view” on your handhelds….there is an option at the bottom of the page to go to a desktop view. If you prefer you can just follow us: on the Pensky File

Thank you for supporting the Highway Hockey League. Please get out to a game near you.

Gerry Tomkins

President - HHL