Demons looking to advance on Selects . . .

Sunday, Dec. 9th - North Dundas’ Atom B Rep Demons are in 3rd-place in league standings, holding a game-in-hand on the South Stormont Selects, with 16 points. And the Selects have one more loss than do the Demons.

        North Dundas has the opportunity to distance themselves from the 4th-place Selects on Friday evening this week, Dec. 14th, when they meet the 8th-place Cornwall Colts in a match at Joel Steele Arena in Winchester.

        In their most recent game the Demons doubled the 9th-place Brockville Braves on a 6-3 score after a very slow start. The visiting Braves scored a trio of goals in less than five minutes in the first period, closing that frame in a 3-0 lead.

        To return the favor the Demons shut-out the Braves for the remainder of the game and added three goals in each of the second and third periods for the victory. Noah LaFrance and Jake Weber each scored a pair with LaFrance accumulating four points on the night assisting on both of Weber’s counters.

        Benjamin Drew scored the Demons opening goal midway through the second period and that opened a 2-minute, three goal performance when Weber scored a pair. Merrick Crawford assisted on Weber’s first goal.

       In the final period the Demons LaFrance scored two and Emmett Lemire added a single with Jay-Zeus M adding the final assist on the 6-3 win.


North Dundas takes 6-0 victory . . .

Sunday, Dec. 2nd - Overpowered is the best word to describe the action the last place South Grenville Rangers Atom B Rep team faced in a game against the North Dundas Demons on Sunday afternoon at Joel Steele Arena. A single statistic describes the game as a 36-8 shoot-out for the Demons in shots on goal.

        The Rangers couldn’t get it going in this one, suffering a 1-0 lead after the opening period, falling behind 3-0 after two and allowing three unanswered goals in the closing frame. The Demons scored three power-play goals on South Grenville’s six minor infractions.

        At the opposing end of the ice Beckett Campbell scored the shut-out playing in the North Dundas net. Although the Demons hold 6th-place in league standings Beckett's goaltending is solid in 4th-place.

        Emmett Lemire opened the game scoring on a Merrick Crawford set-up in this one for a 1-0 1st-period lead. Jay-Zeus M and Kyan Helmer added a pair in the middle period, gaining a 3-0 lead with assists going to Reid Rankin, Donovan Shaver and goaltender Campbell.

        Three unanswered goals in the final run saw both Lemire and Helmer credited a second time in this one, and Jake Weber add a single for a 6-0 count. Crawford gained a second assist while Kade Young and Noah LaFrance added singles.

        The 6th-place Demons upcoming home game is scheduled for Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. when the Brockville Braves come to Winchester’s Joel Steele Arena.


Demons setting up to challenge . . .

Friday, Nov. 23rd - North Dundas’ Atom B Rep team registered a tie and a loss over the past weekend, both games to teams secure in the top four spots of the league standings. It would appear the Demons are preparing to move up the ladder.

        On Friday at Winchester the Demons mounted a near successful come-back late in the game. Trailing 2-0 in the final two minutes North Dundas tripped up and allowed the 4th-place South Stormont Selects’ Noah Waldroff a break. Waldroff was true to his intentions, out maneuvering Demons net minder Beckett Campbell and increasing the visitors lead to a 3-0 count with just 1:38 remaining. But the Demons were far from finished.

       Donovan Shaver snared the puck on the ensuing face-off and hit a breaking Jake Weber who in turn wired a shot past the Selects Justin Wade to cut the lead to a pair of goals 13 seconds later. Into the final minute the Demons swarmed the Selects net, Kyan Helmer flipped the puck to Merrick Crawford who beat Wade and set the count at 3-2. Forty-seven seconds remained.

        Unfortunately for the 6th-place North Dundas entry, the Selects managed to hold off any further scoring and closed the contest with the 3-2 victory.

        

Sunday, Nov. 25th - North Dundas, following their oh-so-close success against the South Stormont Selects on Friday evening, travelled to Finch on Sunday to address the 2nd-place North Glen-Stor Braves. 

        In spite of the second to sixth place separation in the league standings the two teams are much closer than at first glance. The Braves have played 11 games and post a 7/2/2 record. The Demons at nine games are 4/3/2. The more interesting statistic is in the Braves 30 ‘goals for’ and 18 ‘goals against', compared to North Dundas’ 30 ‘goals for’ and 23 ‘goals against’. And the Demons have two games in hand.

        North Dundas opened up in the first period of this one, outscoring the home team 3-1 with all of the four goals coming in the last six minutes of the frame. Jake Weber notched a pair of counters and Jay-Zeus M. added a single for North Dundas. Noah LaFrance recorded the lone assist on the three goals. For the Braves Noah Sierber scored the single goal for the home team.

        Second period action saw North Glen-Stor come to life against the hungry Demons, outscoring the visitors on a 2-1 count to close the second frame at a 4-3 disadvantage. Cole Jones completed a Reid Rankin play for the Demons while Lukas Sullivan and Noah Carter replied for the Braves.

        The two teams opened up the game in the final stanza, net minders Beckett Campbell in the Demons cage and his opponent, Aiden Laforest in the Braves net, took over the spotlight with numerous stops and saves. Noah Carter would be the North Glen-Stor player of fame in this one, tying the game with five minutes remaining to save face for the Braves, who settled for a 4-4 tie.

        The Braves served four minor infractions and the Demons sat out three penalties in this one.

        The North Dundas Demon Reps host the South Grenville Rangers in their next upcoming game, Saturday, Dec. 2nd at Winchester Arena. Puck drop is set for 1:30 p.m. And the action will be entertaining . . .


Demons take B Championship . . .

Sunday, Nov. 18th - The North Dundas Demons Atom B Rep team won the B championship in the Leeds Chargers Atom B Rep tournament held on Sunday, Nov. 19th in Westport. Players on the Demons roster include Luke LaRussa, Kyan Helmer, Merrick Crawford, Benjamin Drew, Cole Jones, Kade Young, Connor England, Reid Rankin, Emmett Lemire, Noah LaFrance, Donovan Shaver, Jake Weber, Jay-Zeus M, Beckett Campbell. Coach: derek Crawford, Asst. Coaches: Kris Young & Marc Lemire, Trainer: Steve Jones, Manager:Dayna Young


Atom Reps in the thick of standings . . .

North Dundas' Atom Rep goaltender Becket Campbell turns away the South Grenville rangers on Monday night at Cardinal . . .

 

Tuesday, Oct. 30th - The North Dundas Demon Atom Rep entry is in the fight for top spot in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League standings with Kemptville, Leeds and North Glengarry-Stormont at 9-points down to 6-points after five games. And the Demons are hosting North Glengarry-Stormont on Friday evening at Winchester at 7:00 p.m.

        South Dundas' Donavon Shaver and Emmitt Lemire both dress for the Demons in a shared player deal as both communities experience a lack of players at this level.

       North Dundas opened their season with a close 4-3 final in favor of the visiting Leeds Chargers, then followed with a 3-0 win over South Grenville. An agreeable stand-off was reached with South Stormont at Long Sault in a 3-3 tie and game four saw the Demons edge Cornwall at the Benson Centre on a 3-2 note.

        On Monday evening in Cardinal, North Dundas’ superior defensive effort gave them a wide margin in great scoring opportunities, many of which were turned away by the South Grenville Rangers talented net minder Luca Dioguardi. 

        Cole Jones opened the scoring in this game early in the first period when he beat Diogaurdi in tight, with Emmett Lemire drawing the assist. It was the singular goal of the opening period.

        In the middle frame the Demons stepped up the pace, forcing the Rangers into a defensive shell, which the home team executed well considering the time spent defending their own zone. The relentless attack by the Demons resulted in a pair of late goals, the first from Lemire with Jones assisting and the second from Merrick Crawford set up by Kade Young.

        Cole Jones closed a 3-point night on his second goal of the game to open the final period, giving the Demons what turned out to be an insurmountable 4-0 lead. The Rangers lone counter of the game came in the third when Ian Baird’s persistence paid off, beating North Dundas goalie Becket Campbell’s bid for a shutout on the night.

        Each team was handed a single minor penalty on the evening.