Lions net minder Lincoln Robinson slips the left leg out to stop this scoring attempt by the Selects . . .
Sunday, Nov. 18th - Will MacPherson and Taylor Elliott combined for six points on Saturday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena when the South Stormont Selects came to town seeking two points. The trio of points by each of the South Dundas Novice B Rep Lions, combined with a pair of points each by Jackson VanAllen and Halle VanBeilen, and singles from Brayson Heuff, Christopher Bols, Hudson Banford and Simon Martens closed out any idea of giving up two points. The Lions added those points to their own league standing.
Taylor Elliott put the South Dundas home team up by two goals in the opening period with MacPherson drawing the assists on both. Seconds prior to the period closing the Selects Bennett Stoqua and Adeline Esford combined to half the lead at 2-1.
The Lions added an unanswered pair in the middle period by Martens and Banford to go up 4-1.
MacPherson opened the scoring in the final period followed by a season highlight, Bobby Orr type goal when Halle VanBeilen raced the length of the ice, weaving between and around the Selects players with some slick stick-handling. Streaking across the blue line Halle unloaded a cannonating drive that blew by the Selects net minder Ben McPhail to put her team up 6-1. The Selects came back with their second and last goal of the game seconds later with Wendel Jodoin firing one that beat Lincoln Robinson in the Lion’s net.
Christopher Bols closed out the game scoring with the Lion’s seventh goal of the game, giving the Lions the 7-2 victory on the afternoon. A single penalty was called in this game, that against the Lions in the middle period.
The Novice B Rep Lions host the Cornwall Selects in their upcoming home game, on Tuesday, Dec. 4th at 6:00 p.m. at Morrisburg Arena.
Hot goaltending can beat any team and the Brockville Braves Bentley Harris was hot on Sunday afternoon . . .
Sunday, Nov. 4th - It required only a single goal for the South Dundas Novice B Rep Lions to drop from second to fourth place in league standings. The 7th-place Brockville Braves came to Morrisburg Arena with a chip on their shoulders named Bentley Harris (their goaltender) and the Lions faltered when they attempted to knock him off. Brockville went home with a 3-2 victory and the Lions evened their wins and losses at four. And dropped from second to fourth place in the standings.
Although the Lions have the most goals for in the current season they too have played more games, at nine, than the South Grenville Rangers, Leeds Chargers and South Stormont Selects, the top three position holders.
Brockville opened the scoring in this game midway through the first period when Caleb Woods lobbed a high shot over a crowd that had formed in front of Lion’s goaltender Lincoln Robinson. The young goalie was caught completely off guard by the shot. He couldn’t see that the Brockville defenceman had shot the puck.
Hudson Bradford got that one back for the Lions two minutes later when he beat the Braves Bentley Harris to tie the game on a Simon Martens set-up. Grayson Rice stole the lead for the Braves again when he whistled a shot from the top of the slot through the 5-hole on Robinson.
Chris Bols scored the only goal of the second period, beating Harris to bring his Lion’s team into a tie. Jackson VanAllen drove the puck into the crease and Bols guided it over the goal line for the counter.
Neither team was prepared to lose this game as play in the final period showed. Back and forth action at it’s best, goaltender saves that were ridiculously extreme and some great passing. The Braves Lucas Rockey was at the blue line when the Lions were attacking Harris at the front of the Brockville goal. A clearing shot went out over the blue line and Rockey picked it off, screamed down the ice and slid a low cooker into the far right corner for the game winner.
It was enough to tame a Lion, although we’ve been assured, “Well be back!!!”
There’s pride in this pride for sure . . .
The upcoming home game for the Novice B Rep Lions will be on Monday, Nov. 18th, at Morrisburg Arena. The puck drop is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. and this hockey team is a pleasure to watch play the game.
Lincoln Robinson shuts down Emmet Adams in the Lion's goalmouth on Thursday's 7-2 victory . . .
Thursday, Oct. 26th - The South Dundas Novice B Rep Lions are at the top of the league standings which by a single point or argument is a tangle of three or four teams. The Leeds Chargers are in 3rd-place and have whipped the Lions, but they’ve played an extra game and have two losses in their record. South Grenville is listed officially in 1st-place by virtue of goals scored, but they have lost to the Lions. All three teams have seven points.
In a busy 10 days the Lions tied South Stormont 1-1 on Oct. 13th; bounced South Grenville 5-1 on Oct. 14th; toughed out a 5-4 victory over Alexandria on Oct. 21st; dropped on to Leeds 5-1 on Oct. 23rd; and most recently they pasted South Stormont 7-2 on Oct. 25th.
On Thursday evening at Morrisburg Arena the win overe the South Stormont Selects occurred in a game which saw most of the play in the visitors end of the rink. When the Selects did manage to get into the Lion’s end of the ice the talented Lincoln Robinson was well up to the task of shutting down the Chargers attack.
The Lions took a 1-0 lead in the opening period, added four more counters against the Chargers single goal in the middle frame, and outscored the visitors 2-1 in the closing 15 minutes.
Nate Casselman led the scoring parade with a pair of goals, Owen Winter and Simon Martens each scored a goal and an assist, Jackson VanAllen, Brayson Heuff and Taylor Elliott fired singles, while Will MacPherson and Halle VanBeilen each were credited with an assist.
Bennerr Stoqua scored both of the Selects goals and Wendell Jodoin picked up an assist on the South Stormont side.
The Novice B Rep Lions play their next home game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Nov. 4th at 2: 00 p.m. when the last place Brockville Braves come into the den.
South Grenville Rangers Maxim Sauve moves on a rebound but was stopped by the Lions Evelyn Cooper on this scoring attempt on Sunday at the Lions den. Cooper's team came out the victors on a 5-2 count . . .
Sunday, Oct. 14th - The hockey season is finally here, and the South Dundas Lions Novice B Rep team looks very strong in the early going. Talent laden, fast, and smart would be the best way to describe this gang, with strength in every position. And most obvious is that oce they get their passing accuracy back to peck season form, they are going to be a team to be reckoned with.
Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena the lions hosted the South Grenville Rangers to their second regular season game of the new schedule and after 50 minutes came away with a 5-2 victory. The rangers were no pushover but unfortunately for the visitors, neither was net minder Evelyn Cooper playing between the Lion’s pipes in this one. And South Dundas boasts Lincoln as the other half of their goaltending duo.
Simon martens opened the scoring on an unassisted effort when he captured a shot opportunity deep in the Rangers zone and made good beating Owen Woodcock for a 1-0 lead. Maxim Sauve evened the count when he slipped the puck under Cooper’s pads less than a minute later to tie the game.
Second period action saw the Lions move in front to stay when Owen Winter moved the puck into the visitors zone and set up Nate Casselman who snapped a goal past Woodcock.
The Lions extended their lead in the final period with a pair of goals six minutes apart when Chris Bols completed a Jackson VanAllen play and Brayson Heuff notched an unassisted marker to put the home team up 4-1. Jade O’Neil gave the Rangers a chance when he halved the lead, beating Cooper with a wrist shot over the glove. Controlling the play at this point in the game the Lions scored their 5th goal with just more than a minute remaining. Will MacPherson picked off a lead pass from John McCann and buried the puck behind Woodcock to close the game scoring with the Lions leading 5-1.
The Novice Reps next home game will be at Morrisburg Arena on Thursday, Oct. 25th at 6:00 p.m. when the the South Stormont Selects come to the den. The Lions played the Selects to a 0-0 draw in the opening game of the 2018-19 regular season.