Lion's edged by Braves in final minute . . .

Sunday, Jan. 21st - Joel Onstein led the South Dundas Novice C-1 squad in an all out attack on the 2nd-place Brockville Braves C-2 on Sunday evening at Morrisburg Arena. Onstein scored a pair of goals, one in each of the first and second periods in an attempt to gain points in the league standings and a soon-to-come playoff spot. The team’s efforts ended up on the short side of a 5-4 loss, tight for a game pitting the 5th-place team against the 2nd-place entry.

       South Dundas needs to gain at least six points on the North Dundas Demons to have a chance at the playoff picture but with the regular season winding down the possibility may be insurmountable.

       Brockville jumped to a 3-0 lead in the opening period when Isaac Martell, Luke Deplaedt and Trent Davis scored goals. Late in the same period the Lion’s Onstein cut the lead to 3-1 with an unassisted marker.

       South Dundas scored three unanswered goals in the middle period, taking the lead in the game at 4-1. Jeremy Barkley, Hudson Shaver and Onstein, with his second, put the puck in the net while Liam Barkley, Matthew Onstein and Connor McCurdy drew assists.

       In the final period the Braves tied the game five minutes in and then managed to pound in the winner with only a minute remaining in the game. Isaac Martell and Trent Davis each scored their second goals with Davis being credited with the winning counter.

       The Lions next home game will be at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Jan. 28th when the South Grenville Rangers come to town.

Novice's Barkley shuts out Rangers . . .

Sunday, Jan. 14th - Liam Barkley usually plays on a forward line with the South Dundas Novice C-1 Lions. After Sunday's encounter Liam should consider changing positions. Barkley was up for his turn in the rotation of playing goal. This local team does not have a goaltender so every game one of the players dons the pads and goes into the net.

       On Sunday Liam Barkley strapped on the pads to defend the Lions goal against the 3rd-place Grenville C-2 entry, his own team in 5th-place and fighting for a spot in the 4-seat playoff picture. Barkley scored a shut-out! His team won the game on a 1-0 score, the goal coming late in the opening period.

       The Rangers had numerous opportunities to score. In fact, the South Grenville team had a good edge in the overall play. But it was Barkley who kept his cool, supported by a hard-working defence he near systematically turned away each and every shot for the victory.

       Hudson Shaver took care of scoring the inning goal late in the opening period when he beat South Grenville's goaltender, Christian Hubbard, for the games only marker, with Jeremy Barkley assisting on the play.

       The Novice C-1 Lions host the Brockville Braves on Sunday, Jan. 21st at 5:00 p.m. at Morrisburg Arena intheir upcoming home game.

The South Grenville Rangers sharp-shooter Brock Dowdell moves in for a shot on the South Dundas Lions netminder Mason Roderick on Sunday at Morrisburg Arena. Roderick gave lots to shoot at, but Dowdell was stopped and Roderick went on to record a shutout.
The South Grenville Rangers sharp-shooter Brock Dowdell moves in for a shot on the South Dundas Lions netminder Mason Roderick on Sunday at Morrisburg Arena. Roderick gave lots to shoot at, but Dowdell was stopped and Roderick went on to record a shutout.

Sunday, Jan. 7th - It’s going to require a last half charge but the South Dundas Novice C-1 Lions have a great shot at making the playoffs. The team is currently in 5th-place, with a 10/4 record of wins and losses, just six points behind 4th-place North Dundas and seven points back of South Grenville C-2. But they also have four games in hand.

       On Sunday at Morrisburg Arena the Novice Lions served notice they are in the hunt for one of only four playoff positions available. And considering the way they dominated in this game, they’ll be there come playoff time.

       Connor McCurdy led the attack on Sunday scoring a pair of unassisted goals, the first and last of the game, in a 4-0 shutout victory over the South Grenville C-1 Rangers. The lions Mason Roderick was credited with the shutout in this challenge.

       McCurdy scored his first goal midway through the first period beating the Rangers netminder Cole Clarke from close-in.  Joel Onstien doubled the South Dundas lead with three minutes remaining in the period when he completed a Thomas LePage/Nathan Furtado set-up for a goal.

       Neither team managed to score during the middle period, although both netminders were kept busy through the 18 minutes.

       The Lions netted another pair of goals late in the final period, the first from Hudson Shaver when Tiarra-Lynn Weegar set up the play with just under five minutes remaining. Less than a minute following the Shaver counter, McCurdy fired his second of the game to top the 4-0 victory. Neither team was called on a penalty over the three periods.

       South Dundas Novice C-1 Lions have an opportunity to make a huge move toward a playoff spot in the upcoming week as they host the 4th place North Dundas Demons C-2 team on Saturday, Jan. 13th at Morrisburg Arena in a 7:00 p.m. game. NOTE: This game requires strong fan support and a huge crowd is expected to attend. Fans are urged to be there early for one of the best seats.

C1 Lions, Grinch to Smith Falls Bears . . .

Thursday, Dec. 21st - The South Dundas Novice C1 Lions are on the move and come the New Year have every intention of challenging for one of the four playoff spots in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League. Currently holding down 6th-place the Lions have six games in hand over the league leading North Dundas team and boast a stronger win average with seven victories over 11 games. The Lions made it eight over 12 games tonight.

       On Thursday evening the Lions put the Christmas stuffing to the Smith Falls Bears, playing the part of the fabled Grinch at Morrisburg Arena, sending their opponents home to hibernate over the Christmas break on an 8-0 score. The Lions dominated from the opening whistle, outskating their opponents to the puck, challenging the Bears offence at the blue line and defending evey scoring effort with strong defence and goaltending by Jaxon Lalonde-Testerink. Hudson Shaver and Connor McCurdy each scored a pair of counters for South Dundas, but it was Joel Onstein who led the scoring setting up three of the goals for three points. Tarra-Lynn Weegar notched a goal and an assist for two points in the runaway.

       Also scoring for the Lions with single efforts were Thomas Lepage, Daymon Julien and Jeremy Barkley, and Carter Froats added a single assist. 

       The team hosts the 5th-place South Grenville C1 Rangers club on Sunday, Jan. 7th at Morrisburg Arena at 5:00 p.m.

Onstein nets winner - Shaver pops pair . . .

Sunday, Dec. 17th - Joel Onstein scored the winning goal with four minutes remaining in the middle period on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena. Joel’s Novice C1 House Lions defeated the Kemptville C1 Panthers on a 4-1 score in a very fast paced, tight checking game.

       Tiarra-Lynn Weegar had opened the game scoring with the first period’s lone goal when she put the puck behind Wyatt Martin in the Panther’s net. Weegar completed a play organized by Connor McCurdy who drew the lone assist.

       Second period play was fast and exciting, with the Lions dominating around the Panther’s goal. Following Cameron Bruneau’s goal midway through the period to tie the count, Joel Onstein wired his shot home for the winner.

       Late in the middle period speedster Hudson Shaver scored a pair of goals in one minute and 20 seconds. Shaver’s first goal was unassisted and put the Lions up by a 3-1 score. Carter Froats drew the assist on Shaver’s second counter.  There were no penalties called in the game.

       The Lions next home game is on Thursday, Dec. 21st at 7:00 p.m. when the Smith Falls Bears come to town.

Sunday, Dec. 10th - Connor McCurdy scored a natural hat-trick for the South Dundas Novice C1 Lions on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena, leading his team to a 5-2 victory over the Kemptville Panthers. The win puts the Lions in 6th-place in the 13-team division with some hard work ahead if they wish top make the playoffs.

       The Panthers had scored the lead in the game in the opening period when Jonah Mas beat Nathan Furtado in the Lions goal for a 1-0 lead. Perrin Dickenson assisted on the play. The Lions Joel Onstein answered that goal with one for the Lions midway through the second period, converting a Daymon Julien pass to tie the game at one each. McCurdy gave South Dundas the lead a remarkable 8-seconds later, he scoring an unassisted goal right off the centre-ice faceoff. The speedy marksman then added his second counter with less than a minute remaining in the middle period to give the home team a 3-1 lead going home. Brenna McCooeye set up McCurdy’s second marker.

       Minutes into the third frame McCurdy struck again, completing the hat-trick with his second unassisted goal, and increasing the South Dundas lead to 4-1. Hudson Shaver further increased the Lions lead to 5-1 with five minutes remaining in the game when he picked off a Tierra-Lynn Weegar pass and slipped it behind the Panther’s netminder, Joshua Hall.

       Owen White scored the final goal of the game with just more than a minute remaining when he beat Furtado on a Dickenson set-up (his second), leaving the game score at 5-2. There were no penalties called in the contest.

       The 6th-place South Dundas C1 Novice Lions play their next home game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Dec. 17th at 5:00 p.m. against the 9th-place Kemptville Panthers Novice C1.

Novice C1 Lions win 1st home game . . .

The goal scorers just waiting for the pass and the defenders just waiting to stop them in the Novice C1 game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday afternoon . . .
The goal scorers just waiting for the pass and the defenders just waiting to stop them in the Novice C1 game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday afternoon . . .

Sunday, Nov. 12th - The South Dundas Novice C1 House Lions scored their second consecutive regular season, Liam Barkley led shutout victory in their first home game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday.  The Lions dumped the Leeds Chargers in the process on a 2-0 score. 

     Dressed and ready to go for their third game of the young season the Lions took control early, scoring all of the goals recorded in this game in the opening period. Lions goaltender Liam Barkley and the Chargers Luke Laming and Deegan Oomen took over the action spotlight in the second and third periods, each netminder winning a 2-period shutout.

     Joel Onstein opened the scoring midway through the first period when he relayed a neat Tiarra Lynn-Weegar pass into a 1-0 lead for South Dundas. Four minutes later Onstein snagged a Hudson Shaver perfectly placed pass and beat the Chargers netminder for the second time, giving the Lions what eventually turned out to be a 2-0 win.

     A single minor infraction was called on the Chargers in this game but the Leeds defence refused to allow the Lions to organize their power play attack.

     The South Dundas Novice C1 House Lions play their next home game on Sunday, Nov. 19th at 5:00 p.m. in the Lion’s den when the North Dundas Demons come to town. Seating is limited! The Demons are in first place in league standings, having won eight of their first nine games. South Dundas currently holds down 8th-place, but have five games in hand to play.