Saturday, Jan. 6th - The game at Morrisburg on Saturday afternoon between the 10th-place Morrisburg Peewee C Lions and the play-off bound 4th-place Brockville Braves C1 was as even a game of hockey as might ever be witnessed. The two teams battled through three periods, evenly shared both four power-plays and eight goals to end in a 4-4 tie. And it was exhausting for the fan contingent on hand. Hockey as it was intended to be played . . .
The Lions have no chance to make the playoff round, but this team can stage exciting, no quit hockey every time they step on the ice. Fans are alerted to an upcoming game at Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, Jan. 13th, when the Leeds Chargers come to town for a match.
South Dundas opened the scoring in the Saturday battle when Tyson Wilhelm fired a Brandon Crawford setup over the shoulder of Braves netminder Michael MacKinnon midway through the opening period. It was Wilhelm's first on his way to a game hat trick. Brockville got that one back when Jordan Wood banged one off the post and behind Lions goaltender Kelsey Duncan with four minutes remaining in the frame. Shannon O’Daid gave the visitors the lead with less than a second remaining in the first period when he guided a Brett Mulder pass between the Lions pipes.
The two teams traded goals in the middle period, the first when Brandon Crawford tipped in an Ehtan Keeler attempt to tie the game. The Braves snared the lead going into the third on Morgan Birnie’s goal which he slipped the puck between the pads of Duncan.
In the final frame the Lions opened by tying the contest. Wilhelm picked off a Braves breakout pass and roared across the blue line to unleash a powerful wrist shot from the top of the slot that beat MacKinnon cleanly over the shoulder. Tie game.
The Braves challenged again with four minutes remaining, and grabbed the lead when Dakota Brown managed to pound the puck past Duncan in a goal mouth battle. As the game clock wound down the Lions Vanessa Latulippe burst from the South Dundas zone, hit WIlhelm with a neat pass at centre ice and the lanky Lion’s scorer tied the game with seconds remaining on the clock.
Although the game offered four opportunities to utilize a power play, two be each team, none of those chances saw a goal scored.
Saturday, Dec. 16th - Brandon Crawford stepped onto the ice at the Morrisburg Arena on Saturday afternoon wearing a South Dundas Lions Peewee C House jersey. Crawford was all business. Fifteen minutes later Crawford’s number was penned onto the score sheet as the marksman behind the Lions’ two goal lead. Tyson Wilheim and Logan Tait drew single assists. The score was 2-0 over the 8th-place South Grenville 1 Rangers team.
Unfortunately, there was no other writing under the Lions’ side of the scoresheet following the game. After Crawford’s impressive start the Lions were forced into a defensive shell as the Rangers streamed into the South Dundas zone time and again, scoring the next seven goals in a 7-2 victory over their hosts.
Xavier Carson nailed four goals, three of them in the final period, with singles going to Kaden Jessop, Michaela Carr and A. J. Cook.
Three infractions were called in the game, two of which were served by the Lions.
The Peewee C House Lions play their next home game at Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, January 6th at 3:00 p.m. when the 5th-place Brockville 1 entry comes to Morrisburg.
Saturday, Dec. 2nd - The 6th-place Brockville Braves Peewee C House team came to Morrisburg Arena on Saturday and 50 minutes after skating on to the ice they travelled back to Brockville with a 7-2 victory. Kelsey Duncan and Michael MacKinnon, the Lions and Braves netminders respectively, posted shutout hockey in the opening period.
Brockville scored three goals in the second period and added four more in the final period while the Lions managed but two counters, both coming in the middle frame. The Lions Tyson Wilheim opened the game scoring three minutes into the second period when he tallied on a perfect Rob Walker set-up for the goal. Luke Gardiner tied the game when he scored the Braves first goal. Midway through the period Ethan Keeler put the Lions in front for the second time, beating MacKinnon on a Brandon Crawford assist. Jordan Wood tied the game with his first of two and Gardiner added his second to put the Braves up by one before the period closed.
The Lions were shut out in the final 15 minutes as the Braves stepped up their attack, scoring four goals to win the game. Nick Bernicky, Russell Mulville, Wood with his second and Alex Plant each scored a goal in the final period.
South Dundas was called on six minor penalties over the three periods while the Braves served five infractions.
The Lions next host the South Grenville Ranger at Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, Dec. 16th at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25th - The 9th-place South Dundas Peewee C House Lions ran circles around their opponents in a game with the South Grenville Rangers on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena. The locals won the contest on a 9-2 score. However the end result was recorded not on the inability of the Rangers to score, but on the emerging ability of 1st-year and emerging goaltender Kelsey Duncan between the pipes for the Lions. Duncan's aggressive style allowed the making of numerous saves during the game, many on tight plays.
Needless to say, the Peewee C's scoring sensation Logan Tait wasn't exactly taking a back seat in this one either. Tait recorded the game's opening goal, added a pair of goals and an assist in the middle frame and a single goal and a pair of assists in the final period. Seven points.
Tait's spirited attack so influenced his teammates that fellow forward Tyson Wilhelm scored a natural hat-trick in just four minutes to open the final period, giving the home team Lions a 7-2 lead at the time. Wilhelm then added an assist on Tait's final goal of the game for good measure.
Other Lions' marksmen included Brandon Crawford who scored a goal and a pair of assists; Ethan Keeler notched a single of each; and Rob Walker and Kyra Lewis each added an assist.
Merick Jackson scored both of the Rangers counters with Ryan Burnside and Alex McDowell each drawing an assist.
The Lions next home game will be at Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 1:30 p.m. when the 6th-place Brockville Braves come to the Lions den.