President's Update - January 8th, 2019

Every team played twice this past weekend with Lumsden and Bethune winning twice, Cupar and Southey splitting and Strasbourg and Raymore losing both of their games. The Bethune Bulldogs started their weekend in Raymore where they scored once in the first period and three times in the third period on their way to a 4-0 win over the Rockets. Ryan Holfeld picked up the shutout in the Bethune net. Carter Smith scored twice, Russ Nielson scored once and Lucas Ulmer had a shorthanded goal. All previous Christmas spirit disappeared in this game as Bethune had 10 minor penalties, one misconduct and a game misconduct. The Rockets had five minor penalties, one major and a game misconduct. Joel Kot from Bethune was suspended one game and Dillon Schwartzenberger received a three game suspension for the match major penalty. On Saturday evening the Bulldogs hosted the Southey Marlins. The Bulldogs defeated the Marlins 6-2. Russ Nielson and Lucas Ulmer each scored a power play goal. Dustin MacAngus, Jacob Ulmer, Mike Reich and Derek Fuchs with the game winner also scored for the Bulldogs. Ryley Storzuk and Brett Mohr scored for the MArlins. Ryan Holfeld picked up the win in the Bethune net and David Perkin was in the Southey net. The Marlins were called for three minors and the Bulldogs had six. The Marlins defeated the Strasbourg Maroons in Southey on Friday evening 4-1. Ryley Storzuk led the way with two goals, including a power play goal. Pat Thompson-Gale and Carter Budzak with the game winner also scored for the Marlins. Tucker Slough scored the lone goal for the Maroons. David Perkin picked up the win in the Southey net and Dallin Sorenson was in net for the Maroons. The Marlins had three minor penalties and a game misconduct. Dylan Hubick received a one game suspension for a game misconduct called in last ten minutes of the game. The Maroons had four minor penalties called against them. 

The Lumsden Monarchs defeated the Cupar Canucks on Friday evening in Lumsden 7-5. Fifteen seconds into game Kyle Johnson scored and later Braeden Adamyk scored to give the Monarchs a 2-0 lead after one period. Brayden Frank would get Cupar on the board early in the second period but Andrew Perrault and Tyler Penny with a power play goal would answer that goal and the Monarchs led 4-1 after two periods. Early in the third period Steven Turner and Braeden Adamyk would score and it was 6-1 and looked like the game was over. The Canucks stormed back and scored four times on just seven shots. Cody Hall scored twice and David Brown and Travis Orr also scored. The Canucks would pull their goalie with over a minute left but could not get the equalizer. Kyle Johnson would get the empty net goal with just one second left in period. Travis Bosch picked up the win in the Lumsden net stopping 29 shots. Tanner Kehler was in the Cupar net and stopped 34 shots. Lumsden had four minor penalties and Cupar ad two. The Monarchs would be in Strasbourg on Saturday evening and defeated the Maroons 9-1. Kyle Johnson scored twice for the Monarchs as did Brody Luhning who also had a power play goal. Steven Turner, Andrew Perrault, Jade Hine, Braeden Raiwet and Mason Haus also scored for the Monarchs. Blake Hubick scored for the Maroons. Travis Bosch stopped 20 shots in the Lumsden net for the win. Dallin Sorenson stopped 53 shots in the Strasbourg net. Lumsden had one penalty and Strasbourg had two. The other game on Saturday evening saw the Cupar Canucks defeat the Raymore Rockets 7-4 in Cupar. The Canucks led from start to finish in this game. Cody Hall with the hat trick, including a shorthanded goal, and Brayden Frank with two goals led the Canucks. Kyle Hall and David Brown with a power play goal also scored for the Canucks. Michael Jordan scored twice for the Rockets and Cody Mapes and Tyler Bell scored power play goals for the Rockets. Tanner Kehler picked up the win in the Cupar net and Riley Focht-Gabriel was in the Raymore net. Each team was assessed with six minor penalties.

As we near the 3/4 mark of the regular season the scoring race is getting interesting. Lucas Ulmer from the Bulldogs continues to lead with 33 points. Kyle Johnson from the Monarchs is now second just one point behind. Tyrell Shulko is third with 29 points and Mike Reich from the Bulldogs is fourth with 27 points and Cody all from the Canucks rounds out the top five with 26 points.  Will Hood from Lumsden leads all goalies with a 2.43 GAA. He has seven wins this season. Tanner Kehler from the Canucks is next with a 2.91 GAA. Ryan Holfeld from the Bulldogs is next at 2.97 GAA. Travis Bosch is fourth at 3.00 GAA with seven wins. David Perkin leads all goalies with 579.5 minutes played.

The Bethune Bulldogs have the top power play at a success rate of 35.1%. The Lumsden Monarchs are next at 34.2% and the Raymore Rockets are third at 24.3%. The Monarchs have the top penalty killing unit at 86.7%. The Bulldogs are at 86.4% and they are followed by the Raymore Rockets at 78.8%.

On Tuesday evening the Bethune Bulldogs are in Southey. This is a rescheduled game. On Friday evening the Lumsden Monarchs host the Southey Marlins and the Cupar Canucks host the Strasbourg Maroons. On Saturday evening the Raymore Rockets play in Bethune and the Southey Marlins are in Strasbourg. We will soon have Provincial schedules to share with you.

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