Bears no match for high scoring Lions . . .

After their game on Sunday the Atom B Lions pose with their team sponsor Jimmy, from Jimmy's Restaurant in Ingleside . . .

Sunday, Nov. 18th - The league’s front running South Dundas Atom B Lions required less than two periods to retire the score keepers task of recording goals on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena. Along the way they ran all over the Smiths Falls Bears. 

        Working as smoothly as a performance machine the Lion's passing and free-wheeling attack on Sunday was a display of finesse, near all of the 50-minute game played in the visitors zone. Carter Robertson-VanDusen, playing in goal for the Bears, had his work cut out for him throughout, and turned away as many as five shots for every one that got by him.

        It was the perfect day to have invited the Lion’s team sponsor, and owner of Jimmy’s Diner in Ingleside (right across the road from Kraft). Jimmy saw that he was backing a talented team of hard working hockey players who are not only undefeated, but lead in every category in the standings. Jimmy Dingwall and his wife Vicki sponsored both of the Atom teams this season and provided each a set of practice sweaters.

        The Lions scorers included Jordan Elliott with a hat trick, Kai Morrow with a goal and an assist, Chloe Casselman with a hat trick of assists, Chase Alger and Noah Beimond (a real beauty from the point) with singles, and single assists to Leah Beimond, Connor McCurdy, Matieu Bazinet and Katie Casselman.

        Nate McLean scored the lone goal for the Bears with the assist going to Taidyn Graham.

        The Lions host the Brockville Braves in their next home game, Thursday, Nov. 29th at 6:00 p.m.


Atom B's double Rangers on 4-2 note . . .

The Rangers Pearl Hare is stopped by Owen Conlin on this scoring attempt . . .

 

Thursday, Nov. 15th - The South Dundas Lions Atom B team continues to hold 1st-place in the league standings.  As the statistics show they have the greatest scoring power and the best goal tending, and they seem to get better each game out.

        Playing against the 3rd-place South Grenville Rangers on Thursday night at Morrisburg Arena the Lion’s deadliest duo, Kai Morrow and Jordan Elliott, rattled the twine twice each to lead the club to their 8th-victory in nine games. 

        Morrow opened the scoring when winger Katie Casselman picked off a pass attempt by the Rangers and hit Morrow's tape perfectly for the 1-0 lead. Jordan Elliott made it 2-0 when he carried a long run through the South Grenville defence and beat Daniel Leeman in the Rangers net.

 

Connor McCurdy handed the puck . . .
Connor McCurdy handed the puck . . .

        The Rangers scored before the period ended when Grady O’Neil let a wrist shot go from the top of the hash-marks that beat Owen Conlin on an unassisted play. The two teams broke with the promise of a great 3rd-period.

        The promise proved perfect as Elliott made it 3-1 early in the final period scoring his second unassisted counter. Less than a minute elapsed before Morrow was back with a beauty, this time from Elliott, giving the Lions a commanding 4-1 lead. Two minutes later the Rangers arrested any thoughts of a run-away when Pearl Hare pounded the pack past the Lion’s net minder Owen Conlin to leave the score at 3-2. Cayden Aikens was credited with the assist on the Hare marker. Neither team scored in the final six minutes of the game and neither team was called on an infraction throughout this contest.

        Connor McCurdy scored the Player of the Game puck for his constant effort, passing and team play in this game.

        The South Dundas Atom B Lions are a great team to watch play the game. The perfect age where the game is making sense and the players are experimenting with some great passing and scoring plays. And serving up some that aren't so great, but could be promising. This team plays their next home game at Morrisburg on Sunday, Nov. 18th, at 1:00 p.m.


Lions add to standings lead over Bears . . .

Mathieu Bazinet nicked the Player of the Game puck for his performance at Smiths Falls on Wednesday evening . . .
Mathieu Bazinet nicked the Player of the Game puck for his performance at Smiths Falls on Wednesday evening . . .

Wednesday, Nov. 14th - The Atom B Lions continue their winning ways, leading the division in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League and have added two more points to their total Wednesday evening of this week. This time around the Smiths Fall Bears fell victim to the leaders on a 3-1 note at Smiths Falls.

        The Lions have seven wins and a tie in eight games to date for 15 points, giving them a healthy and growing lead over 2nd-place Kemptville, who are four points back on four wins and three ties.

        Nick Carruthers opened the game scoring at Smiths Falls when he completed a Jake Thompson scoring attempt for the counter. Neither team managed to score in the middle frame but midway through the final period Colton Webster notched a marker behind the Lion’s Rowan McCooeye to tie the game.

        Kai Morrow needed less than a minute to give the Lions back the lead when he beat Alexandre Abe in the Bear’s net with Katie Casselman drawing the assist. One minute later Mathieu Bazinet fired the Lion’s third goal past Aube for the 3-1 victory when Connor McCurdy initiated a three way play with Chase Alger and Bazinet.

        The Lions served a pair of minor penalties late in the middle period while the Bears were called on a single minor infraction in the third period. 

        The Atom B Lions return to Morrisbrg Arena for a home game on Sunday, Nov. 18th at 1:00 p.m. when these same Bears roll into the den.

Lions dump Panthers B-2 entry . . .

Katie and Chloe "The Casselman Twins" with their Hard Workers of the Game pucks . . .
Katie and Chloe "The Casselman Twins" with their Hard Workers of the Game pucks . . .

Saturday, Nov. 3rd - Noah Beimond led his teammates with a pair of goals on a victory run over the Kemptville B-2 Panthers at Kemptville on Saturday. Beimonds duo of counters wrapped around a single by Jordan Elliott gave the Lions yet another two point game in their run to retain the league lead in UCMHL standings.

        Currently the Lions have recorded a pair of ties and the balance victories, and they lead the league in scoring. Just as interesting, this team has recorded only two minor penalties in six outings.

      Beimond opened the scoring midway through the first period when he beat Panther’s goaltender Owen VanSanten with Jordan Elliott and Kai Morrow drawing assists. Later in the same period it was Elliott who notched the Lion’s second goal when he beat VanSanten from Morrow and Chloe Casselman.

        Second period action saw the Panthers come back with a pair of goals with Liam Desjardins and Jack Johnson managing to tie the game, beating Owen Conlin between the Lion’s pipes.  Beimond gave the Lions the lead very late in the middle period when he scored with four seconds remaining for a 3-2 count on a Nick Carruthers set-up.

        VanSanten and Conlin took over the spotlight in the final 20-minutes when neither team scored simply because the two goaltenders put on a spectacular show. The game closed in a 3-2 victory for South Dundas.

        The undefeated Atom B House team will host the South Grenville Rangers on Thursday, Nov. 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Morrisburg Arena. This is an exciting team to watch play the game . . . 


Panther's match Lion's ferocious attack . . .

Lion’s defenders close in an attempt to defend the goal mouth on a Kemptville Panther’s attack . . .

 

Thursday, Nov. 1st - South Dundas’ Atom B Lions are undefeated in their first six games of the 2018-19 campaign. They have allowed only four goals over the seven games to date, three of those scored last night at Morrisburg where the Lions faced a well matched Kemptville Panthers B-1 squad.

The Lions opened the scoring late in the first period when Chloe Casselman ripped a shot past Kole Wolenschlager and into the Panther’s net. Kia Morrow orchestrated the play, passed off to Chase Alger and Alger hit Cassleman’s waiting stick.

        Owen Anderson tied the game for the Panthers when he fired a screened shot from the point that slipped through net minder Rowan McCooeye’s skates and into the net. Wyatt Patterson assisted on the Kemptville goal.

        The two teams raced end to end in a full 15 minute back and forth, free wheeling game that excited the screaming fans to no end. As the game progressed so too did the fan support, and the speed of the players, with very few whistle stoppages over the fifteen minutes.

        Brady Nichol put the Panthers up with an unassisted goal well into the final period and the Panthers commanded a 2-1 lead. That was equalled by Jordan Elliott who stole the puck from a Kemptville defender, raced in and fired a wrist shot past Wollenschlager to tie the game.

        Joshua Repple put the Panthers ahead again on an unassisted conter with just two minutes remaining in the game when he beat the Lon’s defence and hammered the puck past McCooeye for ac 3-2 lead. The Lions answerred once again whgen Chase Alger slid Elliott a runaway pass and the hard-skating winger swooped across the goal mouth, waited until Wollschlager went down and slid the puck around his outstretched pads and into the net. Elliott tied the game with one minute remaining.

        Neither team was penalized in this contest. The Atom B House Lions play at Morrisburg Arena on Thursday, Nov. 15th at 6:00 p.m. when the South Grenville Rangers come to town.


Lions lead division, remain undefeated . . .

"Shove over, I'm goin' here . . .", Lion's Katie Casselman and Panther's Brody Snowdon jockey for position in the Lions - Panther's game on Saturday . . . 

 

Saturday, Oct. 27th - The top team shut out the cellar-dwellers on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena when the Atom B House Lions whipped the Kemptville Panthers Atom B-2 entry.  But make no mistake. This division in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League is chock full of very fast, very skilled action, some fabulous goal tending and some heady scoring plays that just might give some of the ‘you know who’ teams a run for their money.

     The Lions and Panthers raced back and forth at dizzying speeds in the opening period of this game. Owen VanSanten and Owen Conlin, the Panthers and Lion’s net minders, both were called on time and again to turn away scoring chances. And they we sharp every time. As the current record stands, the Lions are in 1st-place, five games, four wins, one tie and one goal against. Conlin shares the team’s duties between the pipes with Rowan McCooeye, dressing the best one-two punch in the league to date.

        Second period action saw Jordan Elliott kick up his play a notch, using speed and a great shot to beat VanSanten on a Katie Casselman set-up for the 1-0 lead. Lion’s defenceman Jake Thompson spotted and fed Elliott five minutes later when the speedy winger was hitting the Panther’s blue line, and Elliott, after drawing the defence his way hit Brody Duncan’s stick with a perfect set up. Duncan was sure on the 2-0 goal. 

        Minutes later the Lions attacked the Panther’s zone again, this time with Mathieu Bazinet roaring into the slot after a loose puck. Backstop VanSanten was well surrounded by defensive help but allowing a hint of a rebound triggered Connor McCurdy’s scoring instinct and he jammed the puck home making it 3-0 for the Lions.

        The Panthers mounted a rally in the final period and the Lions were happy to wait for opportunities while working the defensive side of their game. Several times Conlin was forced to make great saves to retain his shut out. Late in the final period Elliott swept in on a pass from Chloe Casselman and beat VanSanten for the final conter of the game. It was his third point of the night.

        The Atom B Lions next home game will be at Morrisburg Arena on Thursday, Nov. 1st, at 6:00 p.m. when the Kemptville Atom B-1 Panthers  come to town.

Goaltending duo setting hot pace . . .

Monday, Oct. 22nd - The net minding duo of Rowan McCooeye and Owen Conlin backing the Atom B House Lions is setting a blistering pace in the early going of the 2018-19 hockey campaign. They have not only recorded three consecutive shut-outs, but have allowed a very stingy one goal against in their first four outings, that against the North Dundas Demons who they beat on both games of a home and home series.

        Kai Morrow (pictured right) scored the South Dundas Atom B Lion’s Player of the Game Award on Monday evening at Spencerville leading his team on a 4-0 rout of the home team South Grenville Rangers. Morrow assisted on the first and second goals in the game. Chase Alger got the Lions going with a marker when he beat Daniel Leeman in the Rangers net in the opening period for the game’s first marker. During the middle frame Nick Carruthers and Chloe Casselman beat Leeman to up the Lion’s lead by three counters. In the final period 'Smooth Hands' Alger came back to notch his second of the contest, this time from Joel Onstein, to set the shut-out victory at 4-0.

        South Dundas currently leads the league in the early going, a win up on Brockville, Kemptville and South Grenville.

        The Atom B Lions upcoming home game will be at Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, Oct. 27th at 1:30 p.m. when the Kemptville panthers come to the den.


Second consecutive shut-out for Atom B's . . .

Monday, Oct. 22nd - South Dundas’ Atom B Lions travelled to Westport on Sunday morning to meet the winless Leeds Chargers in a regular scheduled contest and came away with an Owen Conlin backed shutout victory on the day. The victory was the third of the season for the Lions, following their two consecutive, home and home 4-1 and 2-0 victories over the North Dundas Demons last week. In the 2-0 victory goaltender Rowan McCooeye posted the shut-out.

        The Chargers winless three-game run so far this season does not mean the Leeds team is a push-over. All of their contests have been close scores. The win on Sunday does suggest that our undefeated  Lions might be a bit of a force to be reckoned with before the season is over.

        Neither team scored in the opening period as Conlin defending the Lion’s cage and Cameron Cumpson between the Chargers pipes stole the show's opening act.

        Midway through the middle frame Jake Thompson raced down the ice, hit Jordan Elliott with a clean pass and Elliott unleashed a burner to beat Cumpson and give the Lions the lead. The Thompson/Elliott score was the highlight of the middle frame.

        The closing period saw the Lions push for an insurance marker while the Chargers attempted to get at least a tie in the game. In a swift give-and-go Jordan Elliott combined with Connor McCurdy who made good on the opportunity and gave the Lions a 2-0 lead and the eventual victory on the game.  It was the second goal of the young season for last season's Novice and this season's rookie scoring ace McCurdy. 

        On Monday, Oct. 22nd, the Lions travel to Spencerville to meet the South Grenville Rangers, and return to the den this coming Saturday, Oct. 27th at 1:30 p.m. when the Kemptville Panthers B-2 come to Morrisburg Arena for a 1:30 p.m. start.


Lions shut-out the Demons at Morrisburg . . .

Was it in????  No it was not! South Dundas' Atom B House Lions goaltender Rowan McCooeye gloved the puck before it crossed the line, according to game officials . . .

 

Thursday, Oct. 18th - Rowan McCooeye made several spectacular saves in the South Dundas Atom B House net on Thursday evening, leading his team to a 2-0 shut-out victory over the relentless North Dundas Demons. The visiting Demons sustained a 50 minute attack plan, and in spite of falling behind over that period, never once threw in the towel.

Jordan Elliott led the Lions in the opening period when he fore checked the puck away from a North Dundas player and broke in alone to beat Chase Culbert in the Demons net.

         The lone, first period goal stood for the remainder of the opening period, through the middle frame and for 15 minutes through the final period before Connor McCurdy’s fast hands around the net beat Culbert following a goal mouth scramble. McCurdy’s goal came with just four minutes remaining in the game.  Neither team was called on a penalty in this contest. 

The Atom B House team plays their next home game at Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, Oct. 27th at 1:30 p.m. when the Kemptville anthers come to South Dundas.


Atom B Lions match Demons in challenge . . .

Lions goaltender Owen Conlin,  Leah Beimond (left), Jordan Elliott and Jake Thompson(corner of net) turn away a Demons attack late in the game on Tuesday evening.
Lions goaltender Owen Conlin, Leah Beimond (left), Jordan Elliott and Jake Thompson(corner of net) turn away a Demons attack late in the game on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, Oct. 2nd - South Dundas’ Atom B House Lions have all the makings for great competition for the 2018-19 season on display at Morrisburg Arena Tuesday night. Starting at the back end with a strong goaltending duo of Owen Conlin and Rowan McCooeye this team will be tough to crack. The squad boasts a strong defence and a number of sharpshooters on the forward lines.

        The Casselman twins, Katie and Chloe, who have added physical size over the off-season, as has Connor McCurdy and Jordan Elliott. Nick Carruthers and Jake Thompson add some punch and noted scorers from last season, Chase Alger and Mathieu Bazinet are always dangerous around the net. The team rounds out with the always hard working Joel Onstein and Brody Duncan.

        Hosting the North Dundas Demons in a pre-season game at Morrisburg Arena the Lions built momentum throughout the 50 minute challenge, and controlling the final eight minutes for a number of scoring attempts.  The Demons were up for it in this game, returning great scoring chances. 

        Each team came as close as the width of a goal-post more than once, but neither managed to beat the goalies, including Chase Culbert and Cooper Smith in the Demons net. The game ended in a scoreless tie.

        North Dundas served a pair of minor infractions in this one and the Lions outshot their opponents on a 19-15 count. Regular season schedules will be released on Thursday, Oct. 4th and posted at http://ucmhl.ca/index.php?id=schedules, while games and start times at Morrisburg Arena are posted at https://www.sdhockey.ca/schedule/