Saturday, Jan. 20th - If theSouth Dundas Bantam C House Lions can keep their focus on the game they just might score a playoff position in the coming opening round of Upper Canada Minor Hockey League playdowns. The Lions are sitting on a sngle point lead over the Brockville Braves, with six victories and one tie. That, combined with 11 losses, they have 13 points and just might hold on for a shot at another round.
The Leeds Chargers, Kemptville Panthers C-1 and Panthers C-2 are in the top three spots respectively, the lowest of which is 15 points ahead of the Lions. Any opening round may not go much further than the minimum number of games.
The 1st-place Leeds Chargers walloped the Lions on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena in a lopsided 10-3 contest. If the game was intended as a message for any possibility of playoff action to come, our South Dundas gang is going to enjoy a lenghty summer away from the ice. The Chargers scored four goals in the opening period and three each in the second and third periods for the victory.
Waylon Bell led the Chargers attack with a hat-trick while Nicholas Holder scored a pair and assisted on another pair accumulating four points on the game.
Sean Nicolaassen scored a pair of goals for the Lions in the opening period with Reavyn Baldwin and Eli Laperle drawing the assists on each of those goals. Riley Jampen notched the Lion’s third counter from Nathan Paulino midway through the second period. South Dundas sticks were deafeningly quiet in the final period.
The Lions served five minor penalties in the game while the visiting Leeds contingent were called on six minor penalties. Next home game for the Lions will be on Thursday, Feb. 8th, at Morrisburg Arena when the South Grenville Rangers come to town. The Rangers are without a win this season.