Deloraine Royals: Welcome
While this season ended earlier than anyone wanted, the Royals hope that they provided some entertaining hockey for local fans to watch throughout the season.
The team would like to express appreciation to the following for assisting with operations throughout the season:
Coaches: Logan Maxwell and Evan Colquhoun
Time Box Workers: Brent Crowe
50/50 Workers: Janice Moffat
Hat Pool Contacts: Kim Sunaert, Barb Williams, Don Morrison, Mike Vanrobaeys
Local Linesmen: Brian Sorenson
Chuck a Puck & Royals' 3 Star Selection: Rendezvous Restaurant - Dana & Conrad Kelm
Rink Personnel: Roy Hathaway, Craig Adams, Laura Williams ( Concession)
Publicity: Judy Wells / Deloraine Times & Star
The Royals would also like to thank all fans who attended games and those who supported their annual fund-raising auction.
Royals' Playoff Schedule:
Round 1 will be a Best of 5 Series Between the 3rd Place Hartney Blues and the 6th Place Deloraine Royals
Game 1 - Wed. Feb. 7 at 8:00 pm in Hartney ( 6 - 3 Hartney Win )
Game 2 - Friday, Feb. 9 at 8:00 pm in Deloraine ( 11 - 4 Hartney Win )
Game 3 - Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 pm in Hartney ( 10 - 1 Hartney Win )
Playoffs - Round 1
Game 3 - Royals' Season Comes to an End - Sunday, Feb. 11
The season came to an abrupt end for the Deloraine Royals on Sunday, February 11 in Hartney. Struggling to come back from a 2-0 deficit in their best of 5 series with the Hartney Blues, the Royals entered game 3 with an injury-laden line-up icing only 11 skaters and 1 goalie. With a series win in their grasp the Blues jumped on the board quickly with 4 goals coming in the opening period. Deloraine got one back at the beginning of the middle frame on a goal by Mitch Olson assisted by Jordan Barnes. That would be it for the Royals however as Hartney went on to solidify the win with 6 more unanswered goals to close out the game and series. The Blues now move on to play the Boissevain Border Kings who finished 2nd in the West Division.
1. M. Olson - Barnes
Game 2 - Royals In Playoff Hole - Fri. Feb. 9
Final Score: Hartney Blues 11 - Deloraine Royals 4
The Deloraine Royals find themselves in a deep playoff hole after a Friday night defeat in Game 2 of their best of 5 round 1 playoff. They now have the formidable task of putting 3 straight wins together in order to keep their 2017/2018 season alive. The Royals found themselves down 3-0 after one period of play on Friday, February 9 at the Doc Bonar Arena. With a number of injuries haunting the Royals a few players found themselves playing in unfamiliar positions entering this match. After the Blues had made it 4-0 to open the 2nd period, the Royals finally got on the scoreboard with a goal from Chris Manshreck assisted by Cody Nelson. Hartney increased their lead to 6-1 heading into the final period and put up 3 more tallies to bring the score to 9-1 before the Royals finally found the net with 3 goals late in the period. Eric Sorenson notched a pair including a nifty slap-in out of the air of his own rebound and Ty Moffat assisted by Cody Nelson recorded the other. With 2 more goals by the Blues the final score would end up at 11-4. The Royals found themselves victim of 3 short-handed goals during the game which contributed to their demise. Deloraine now finds themselves with backs against the wall as they head into Hartney on Sunday night where they will attempt to gain a foothold back in the series with a Game 3 victory.
1. Manshreck - Nelson
2. Sorenson - Woznarski - Bell
3. Moffat - Nelson
4. Sorenson - unassisted
Game 1 - Royals Come Home Trailing Blues 1 Game to 0 - Wed. Feb. 7
Final Score: Hartney Blues 6 - Deloraine Royals 3
Deloraine held a 3-2 lead after two periods of play against the Hartney Blues in the opening game of the best of 5 Round 1 Playoff Wednesday, February 7 in Hartney. The Royals jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st period on a goal by Jared Maxwell assisted by Brett Morrison. The Blues pulled even early in the second before Jay Sunaert restored the lead on the powerplay assisted by Ty Moffat and Jared Maxwell. Hartney scored a minute later to tie things up at 2-2 but another powerplay opportunity for the Royals put them up 3-2 at the end of the period. Cole Olson tallied the 3rd goal assisted by Ty Moffat and Jared Maxwell. The final period was not kind to Deloraine as Hartney broke the game open with 4 unanswered goals giving them the 6-3 victory in Game 1. The Royals will attempt to even the series up on Friday night, February 9 at the Doc Bonar Arena. Game time is 8:00 pm.
1. Maxwell - Morrison
2. Sunaert - Moffat - Maxwell ( pp )
3. C. Olson - Moffat - Maxwell ( pp )