President's Update - December 9th, 2018

We had three games on Friday evening. In Southey the Raymore Rockets scored three times in the first period, once in the second period and scored an empty net goal and held on for a 5-3 victory over the Marlins. Tyler Bell scored twice for the Rockets, including one power play goal and the game winning goal. Also scoring for Raymore were Emery Anderson, Michael Jordan and Josh Jordan. All three Southey goals came off the stick of Carter Budzak. One of Budzak's goals was on the power play. Dean Brothen picked up the win in the Raymore net and David Perkin was in the Southey net. Southey had six minor penalties and a game misconduct and Raymore had five minor penalties and a misconduct. Travis Mohr from Southey recieved a one game suspension for taking a game misconduct in the last ten minutes of the game. In Lumsden, Andrew Perrault scored the only power play goal of the game with just over nine minutes remaining which was enough for the Monarchs to get by the Bethune Bulldogs 3-2. Steven Turner and Brody Luhning scored in the first period for  the Monarchs. Jacob Ulmer and Shane Bakke scored for the Bulldogs. Travis Bosch stopped 23 shots and p up the win in the Lumsden net. Ryan Holfeld stopped 49 shots in the Bethune net. Lumsden had ten minutes of penalties and Bethune had fourteen. The third game of the evening was played in Strasbourg. The Cupar Canucks scored five times in the first period and cruised to a 9-3 win over the Maroons. Cody Hall led the way for the Canucks with three goals, including a power play goal, and one assist. Donovan Chow had two goals and one assist. Also scoring for the Canucks were Godric Tham, Brett Boha, Brayden Frank and David Brown with a power play goal. Mike Arnold and Tanner Exner scored power play goals for the Maroons. Blake Hubick also scored for the Maroons. Tanner Kehler stopped 33 shots in the Cupar net and picked up the win. Dallin Sorenson and Rhett Freistadt each had time in the Strasbourg net. The least penalized team in our league, the Maroons, had three minor penalties. The Canucks had six minor penalties called against them.

On Saturday evening there were two games played. In Bethune, searching for their first win of the season, the Strasbourg Maroons carried a 4-3 lead going into the third period only to be outscored 4-2 in the final frame making the final score 7-6 for the Bulldogs. Lucas Ulmer led the way for the Bulldogs scoring three times. Mike Reich had a goal and three assists and Carter Smith had three assists. Also scoring for the Bulldogs were Joel Kot, Mitch Nielson and Jake Ulmer. Blake Hubick had two goals for the Maroons. Garret Lockeridge, Mike Arnold, Sean Delwo and Bryce Hubick also scored for the Maroons. There were no special teams goals in this game. Bethune had two minor penalties and Strasbourg had one. Curtis Koskie picked up the win in the Bethune net. Rhett Freistadt was in the Strasbourg net. In Cupar, the Lumsden Monarchs won their ninth game of the year with a 6-5 win over the Canucks. Braeden Adamyk and Brady Aulie scored in the first period to give the Monarchs a 2-0 lead. In the second period goals by Landon Fahlman, Brayden Frank and David Brown in a span of four minutes gave the Canucks a 3-2 lead. The Monarchs would answer back with goals from Brady Aulie and Kyle Johnson in a span of 46 seconds to retake the lead going into the third period 4-3. In the third period Kyle Peterson scored for Lumsden and then Brett Boha would answer that goal for the Canucks. Kyle Hall would then score a shorthanded goal to get the Canucks even. With just under twelve minutes left in the period Kyle Johnson would score on the power play and the Monarchs would hold on for the win. Travis Bosch picked up his fourth win of the year in the Lumsden net stopping 26 shots. Drew Geber was in the Cupar net and stopped 33 shots. Cupar had five minor penalties called against them and Lumsden had two. 

Lucas Ulmer has taken over the scoring race lead with 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points. Tyrell Shulko from the Rockets is next with 22 points. Mike Reich from the Bulldogs is third with 20 points. Shulko and Reich lead the league with 12 goals scored each. 2018 scoring champion Kyle Johnson from the Monarchs is in fourth place with 19 points. Josh Jordan from the Rockets rounds out the top five with 15 points. The Bulldogs and Raymore Rockets have four scorers in the top seven, including ties. The Lumsden Monarchs have five players that have scored 12 points and six players in the top ten which includes ties. Will Hood from the Monarchs leads all goalies with five wins and a 2.00 GAA. Tanner Kehler has three wins and a 2.27 GAA. Travis Bosch from the Monarchs has four wins and a 2.75 GAA. Dean Brothen leads all goalies with 425 minutes played. Lumsden, Bethune and Raymore lead both sides of the special teams. Lumsden leads all penalty killing with an 89.7% success rate. Bethune is next at 81.6% and Raymore is third with an 81.1% success rate. On the power play side, the Bethune Bulldogs lead all teams with a 35.7% success rate. Raymore is next at 28.9% and Lumsden is third at 24.1%.

On Tuesday evening, the Cupar Canucks are in Bethune to play the Bulldogs. This game was moved from Wednesday evening. This weekend we have a full slate on both Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the second place Raymore Rockets are in Lumsden to play the first place Monarchs. The third place Bethune Bulldogs are in Cupar to play the fourth place Canucks. The fifth place Southey Marlins are in Strasbourg to play the Maroons. On Saturday evening, Bethune is in Raymore, Lumsden visits Strasbourg and Cupar is in Southey.

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