President's Update December 16th, 2019

The Lumsden Monarchs and Bethune Bulldogs are starting to make a little noise after each posting two victories on the weekend....The Monarchs had a 14-4 victory over the Strasbourg Maroons and a 9-3 victory over the Raymore Rockets. On Friday evening in Lumsden Kyle Johnson scored four times to lead the Monarchs in their victory over the Maroons. Defenceman Andrew Perrault had a hat trick and Keenan Lutz scored twice. Also scoring for Lumsden were Jesse Matlock, Brady Aulie, Dale Spelchen, Owen Schnell and Braeden Adamyk. All goals were at full strength. The Maroons got goals from Tanner Exner, Mike Arnold and Sean Delwo. They also got a goal from their goalie. This is very rare but with a delayed penalty and an extra man on the ice, goalie Matt Spelliscy was credited with a goal after Lumsden scored into their own net. Lumsden had four minor penalties and Strasbourg had three. The Maroons are without both of their regular goalies and Matt Spelliscy played the first 40 minutes and Therien Ballentine played the final 20 minutes. Will Hood picked up the win in the Monarchs net. On Saturday evening the Monarchs carried a 2-0 lead into the second period and then exploded with six goals in the second period against the first place Rockets. Kyle Johnson had a natural hat trick to give him a total of 7 goals on the weekend and eight points. Brady Aulie, Andrew Perrault, Carter Hansen, Brett Aulie, Dale Spelchen and Chad Mazurak also scored for Lumsden. Mazurak, playing his second game of the year, had a four point night. Perrault ended up with eight points for the weekend. Damien Bentz, Tyrell Shulko and Tyler Mueller scored for the Rockets. Will Hood stopped 31 shots in picking up the victory in net for the Monarchs. Dean Brothen and Kevin Orthner spent time in the Rockets net. Each team had five minor penalties. There were no power play goals in this game.

The Bethune Bulldogs also picked up two victories this past weekend. They defeated the Southey Marlins 4-2 on Friday evening in Southey and then defeated the Strasbourg Maroons 8-3 on Saturday evening at home.On Friday evening,  the teams were tied 2-2 going into the third period. Lucas Ulmer picked up both goals in the third period to secure the victory for the Bulldogs. Joel Kot and Brock Appleyard scored the other two Bethune goals. Mason Mullaney and Pat Thompson-Gale scored the Southey goals. There were no power play goals in this game. Ryan Holfeld picked up the win in this game stopping 22 shots. Landin Moldenhauer stopped 31 shots in the Southey net. Bethune had four minor penalties and Southey had three. On Saturday evening the Bulldogs had a 2-1 lead after one period and a 4-2 lead after two periods. They scored four times in the third period. Jacob Ulmer scored twice for the Bulldogs. Brett Measner, Derek Fuchs, Taylor Onishenko,Russ Nielson, Mitch Nielson and Tyler Riche also scored for the Bulldogs. The Strasbourg Maroons picked up their first two power play goals of the year off the sticks of Tyler Orban and Mike Arnold. Tanner Exner also scored for the Maroons. Strasbourg was assessed four minor penalties and Bethune received three. Riley Focht- Gabriel picked up the win in net for the Bulldogs. Therien Ballantine was in net for the Maroons.

Damien Bentz from the Rockets continues to lead the race for the Tyson Sievert Trophy with 12 goals and 10 assists. Teammate Tyler Mueller is seond with 5 goals and 13 assists. Monarch Kyle Johnson, the 2018 scoring champion, has moved into third place with 10 goals and 7 assists. Dean Brothen from the Rockets leads all goalies with a 2.32 GAA. Will Hood from the Monarchs is next with a 2.56 GAA. David Perkin from Lumsden is third with a 3.00 GAA. Ryan Holfeld from the Bulldogs and Will Hood from the Monarchs leads all goalies with 305 minutes played. The race for the Gunnar Lindal Trophy for team goaltending is tight with the Monarchs leading with a 2.72 GAA and the Rockets next with a 2.75 GAA. Colby Brandt from Southey and Michael Jordan from Raymore lead all scorers with three power play goals each.'s finally here. Our interlocking schedule is in full force this weekend. On Friday evening the first place Raymore Rockets (7-1-0) are in Balgonie to play the Balgonie Bison (3-3-0) at 8:30 p.m.. The QVHL first place Grenfell Spitfires (7-0-0) are in Lumsden to play the Monarchs (5-2-1) at 8:30 p.m. The third place Bethune Bulldogs (5-4-0) are playing the Odessa/Vibank Bruins (0-9-0) at 8:30 p.m., the Balcarres Broncs (2-4-0) are in Southey to play the Marlins (3-5-0) at 8 p.m. and the Milestone Flyers (5-1-0) are in Strasbourg to play the Maroons (0-7-0) at 8 p.m.

On Saturday evening Balgonie is in Raymore for a 5:00 p.m. game. The other four games all start at 8:00 p.m. Strasbourg @ Balcarres, Lumsden @ Milestone, Odessa @ Bethune and Southey @ Grenfell.

This should be an interesting weekend before the Christmas break and I hope you can get to a game near you. We will keep you current on the scores on Twitter or on the Pensky File