President's Update - November 15th, 2020

Marlins and Rockets tied for first place after the first weekend of play...The Southey Marlins and the Raymore Rockets each notched two wins on the weekend to vault into a first place tie in the standings. The Marlins defeated the Bethune Bulldogs 10-2 in Southey on Friday evening and then defeated the Bulldogs 6-4 in Bethune on Saturday evening. On Friday evening Arthur Miller had four goals, three even strength and one short-handed, along four assists for an eight point night to lead the Marlins. Landon Walters had two goals, one being a power play goal, along with four assists for a six point night. Jake Tesorowski, Pat Thompson-Gale, Mason Mullaney and Travis Gerrard also scored for the Marlins. Lucas Ulmer and Adam McEwen scored for the Bulldogs. The Marlins had five minor penalties and the Bulldogs had three. David Perkin picked up the win in the Southey net and Riley Focht-Gabriel was in net for the Bulldogs. On Saturday evening the Marlins took a 6-2 lead into the third period and held on for the 6-4 win. 2020 league MVP Pat Thompson-Gale had two goals for the Marlins and added an assist to lead the Marlins. Landon Walters, Jake Tesorowski and Arthur Miller also scored for Southey. Nolan Curts scored twice for the Bulldogs. Mark Lustig and Cam Reich also scored for the Bulldogs. Bethune had two minor penalties and Southey did not have a penalty called against them. Landon Moldenhauer picked up the win in the Southey net and Arlen Kirshniryk was in the Bethune net.

The Raymore Rockets defeated the Lumsden Monarchs 8-7 on Friday evening in Raymore and then won 9-3 in Lumsden on Saturday evening. On Friday evening 2020 All-Star Tyrell Shulko scored with 1:37 left in the third period to give the Rockets the win. Raymore was up 3-1 after one period and the Monarchs had a 4-3 lead going into the third period before a crazy third period with eight goals saw Raymore outscore Lumsden 5-3. Damien Bentz had two goals and an assist to lead the Rockets. Tyler Bell, Tyler Muller, Chantz Petruic, Emery Anderson and Corey Kosloski with a power play goal also scored for the Rockets. Michael Jordan had three assists in this game. Riley Riddell lead the way for the Monarchs with two goals which included a power play tally and an assist while Carter Hansen scored twice and also had a power play goal. Nolan Reid, Tyler Lees and Jesse Matlock rounded out Lumsden's scoring. Raymore had four minor penalties and Lumsden had four. On Saturday evening the Rockets Corey Kosloski scored first and the Monarchs responded with a goal from Liam Brennan and then the Rockets went ahead 2-1 when Kosloski scored his second goal and then Monarchs tied it with a shorthanded goal from Brady Aulie...then the Rockets scored a power play goal in the last minute of the period off the stick of Chantz Petruic to go up 3-2 and they never relinquished the lead from that point. Petruic with his second goal, Braden Bentz, Kosloski with his third goal, and Damien Bentz with two goals, including a short handed goal, would put this game away in the second period as the Rockets had an 8-3 lead going into the third period. Nolan Reid had the lone goal for the Monarchs in the second period. Chantz Petruic scored his third goal of the game in the third period and that made the final 9-3. Petruic also had two assists. Kevin Orthner stopped 38 Lumsden shots in this game and picked up the win. Dawson Macauley allowed six goals before Will Hood took over in net and allowed three goals in the Lumsden net. Lumsden had four minor penalties and a major penalty and the Raymore had six minor penalties.

So we got through the first weekend of play in this Covid era. Thank you to those who came out to the games, it was appreciated. The way things are isn't for everyone. I understand and appreciate that concern after wearing a mask in the box for a couple of hours. With everyone having a mask on it is quiet in the rink and yes very different. Here is hoping things get better. It is hard for a senior team to cover expenses without a regular gate or regular fundraisers but sponsorship sure helps and is so appreciated in our communities right now. Costs vary from rink to rink but with officiating crew and ice rental some are paying over $1k to host a home game. There are no breaks in those expenses so it is a concern compared to "normal" years.

Next weekend sees the Strasbourg Maroons play the Lumsden Monarchs at home Friday evening and play in Lumsden on Saturday evening. Our two 2-0-0 teams play each other with Southey in Raymore Friday evening and Raymore in Southey on Saturday evening. 

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