President's Update November 26th, 2019

Rockets take two at home and are first place...The Raymore Rockets defeated the Bethune Bulldogs 7-0 on Friday evening and defeated the Lumsden Monarchs 3-1 on Saturday evening to go to 4-0-0 for the season and take over sole possession of first place. On Friday evening in Raymore the Rockets built up a 3-0 lead going into the last period and scored four in the third. Damien Bentz and Michael Jordan each had a hat trick in this game. Tyrell Shulko also scored. Kevin Orthner stopped 12 shots in the shutout and Ryan Holfield stopped 39 shots in the Bethune net. Each team was assessed five minor penalties.On Saturday evening the Rockets hosted the Monarchs in their first meeting since last year's final. The Rockets got goals from Braden Bentz and Michael Jordan in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. In the second period Liam Brennan scored for the Monarchs to cut the lead in half. In the third period Damien Bentz picked up the only goal and the final was 3-1. Kevin Orthner picked up his fourth win of the year in the Raymore net and David Perkin started his first game in the Lumsden net. This was the first regular season regulation time loss for the Monarchs since the 2017-18 season. Raymore was assessed four minor penalties and a misconduct and Lumsden had three minor penalties.

On Saturday evening there was one other game on the slate. The Southey Marlins picked up their first win of the year with a 7-2 road win against the Bethune Bulldogs. Colby Brandt led the way for the Marlins with a hat trick that included a power play goal. Cody Hall, Rhett Sandercock, David Brown and Pat Thompson-Gale also scored for the Marlins. The Bulldogs picked up two goals on the power play with Russ Nielson and Mark Lustig scoring. Shaun Fleming stopped 31 shots in the Southey net to pick uo the win and Riley Focht-Gabriel stopped 26 shots in the Bethune net. Southey had four minor penalties and Bethune had one.

On Wednesday evening the Lumsden Monarchs (1-1-1) will be in Bethune to play the Bulldogs (2-2-0) at 8 p.m.. In their last game the Bulldogs defeated the Monarchs in a shoot out. On Friday evening the Raymore Rockets (4-0-0) head south to play the Marlins (1-2-0). The Monarchs will be in Strasbourg to play the Maroons (0-2-0). On Saturday evening Bethune will be in Raymore to play the Rockets at 7 p.m. and Southey will be in Strasbourg for an 8 p.m. game.

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