Tuesday, Jan. 29th - Even though the South Dundas C-1 Lions House Peewees were running neck and neck with their counterparts from North Dundas, they unfortunately came up a little flat on Tuesday evening at the Demons home arena suffering a 6-1 loss. Eight of the teams in this 11-team division will be moving on to the playoffs, including (presently) the two teams mentioned here. The important plan now is jockeying for position.
The Lions have seven games remaining in the regular season schedule, the next against their South Dundas C-2 friends on Saturday, Feb. 2nd at 5:00 p.m. Following that challenge the C-1 Lions host the Kemptville C-1 Panthers on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 12:30 p.m.
On Tuesday night at Winchester the Lions were simply not in the game. Too much “busses cancelled” time, movied out, popcorn eyes, whatever it was didn’t go well on the ice. The home team Demons pounded the Lions goaltenders with shots throughout the contest, scoring one in the 1st-period, three in the middle frame and another pair in the 3rd-period. And each of the goals was scored by a different Demons player.
The Lions Luke Byvelds was the only scorer on this night, and this usually rough and tumble offensive threat worked through to the final period, behind 4-1, until he put the Lions on the board. Better days ahead.
These Lions need supporters in their run to the playoff round, and they will welcome any and all cheerers on Saturday at the Morrisburg Arena. The game, South Dundas vs South Dundas will be a great one.
Saturday, Jan. 26th - It may be early but it would appear two South Dundas teams are headed for the Peewee C playoff round. If that scenario does not work out, the Peewee C-1 team will be there.
The C-1 Lions hosted the front running Brockville C-1 team on Saturday afternoon and gave them all the trouble they could handle before dropping a 4-2 decision to the Braves. It was not for a lack of effort that the locals lost the game.
South Dundas is currently in 5th-place, tied with North Dundas, with 23 points and six games remaining. Brockville C-1 is in 1st-place, tied with the Brockville Braves C-2 and the Leeds Chargers teams at 35 points.
Ryan Beimond and Alex Plant scored a single goal each in the first and second periods to give the visitors a 2-0 lead. Both goals were unassisted. Plant scored a second goal late in the middle frame to put the visitors up by a 3-0 count.
Early in the final period the Lions mounted an attack that kept Brockville hemmed in their own end for most of the 18 minutes. Luke Byvelds scored the Lion’s first goal, cutting the Braves lead to 3-1. Brockville’s Beimond returned to give Brockville the 4-1 lead again midway through and Byvelds returned with four minutes remaining and cut the 1st-place team’s lead to two counters.
The Lion’s gave it all they had as the clock ticked down but couldn’t manage to beat Mike MacKinnon for another counter.
South Dundas’ next home game will be on Friday, Feb. 15th at 8:00 p.m. when the North Dundas Demons come to Morrisburg Arena. That will be an interesting game . . .
Saturday, Jan. 5th - South Dundas’ 4th-place Peewee C-1 Lions came very close to upsetting the 2nd-place Brockville Braves on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena, in the end settling for a 7-5 loss. These two teams could be facing each other come play-off time.
The Braves moved in front 3-1 in the opening period before the Lions roared back in the middle frame to tie the score. Only 39 seconds remained in the second when the Braves hit with the winning goal and a 6-5 lead. In spite of enjoying their fair share of possession and then some over the final period, the Lions couldn’t manage to get the puck past goaltender Leland Moxam.
The Braves added an insurance marker in the final period, the only counter of the frame, by Evan Trower on an unassisted play.
Bryce Kirkwood and Luke Byvelds led the Lion’s scoring attack with a pair of goals,
Kathryn Swerdfeger recorded a duo of assists and singles went to Henry Martens and Shianne Johnson.
Zane Dimaria fired four counters for the Braves while Trower added a pair and Landen Chard had the single and a pair of assists.
The Lions next home game will be Saturday, Jan. 25th when the 3rd-place Braves C-2 team comes to Morrisburg Arena. Game time is set for 8:00 p.m..
Lion's Reyen VanBeilen, with netminder Quinn Barrie down, forces the Bears shooter Ethan Heuff to the side of the net. Heuff missed the scoring chance . . .
South Dundas Peewee C-1 Lion winger Emily Swerdfeger’s ‘never give up’ attitude payed off in recording the winning goal in a 90 minute, end to end hockey game on Saturday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena. The victory over 10th-place Smiths Falls Bears puts the Lions solidly in 4th place with 21 points on 10 wins and a single tie in Peewee C House standings after 18 regular season games. South Dundas has 10 games remaining in their schedule, the next upcoming against the 3rd place Brockville Braves C-1 entry. This version of Brockville holds 4-games in hand, has 12 wins and a tie in 14 games, and has suffered only one loss this season.
On Saturday the Bear's Chance Ferguson opened the game scoring in the 1st-period beating Kelsey Duncan on a shot from the top of the slot. Jackson Weldon notched the assist on the only goal scored in the first frame.
Up 1-0 the Bears were caught flat-footed over a 6-minute span when Bryce Kirkwood entertained the crowd with two end-to-end rushes closing each with a blistering shot, each of those crossing the goal-line and giving the Lions the lead. Luke Byvelds notched the assist on Kirkwood’s first goal when he hit the speedy defenceman with a perfect break-out pass at the Lion’s blueline and the second goal went unassisted.
Late in the middle period with both teams going steadily back and forth, both netminders making great saves, the Bears managed to tie the count at 2-each when Carter Slack, unassisted, beat Quinn Barrie now playing in the South Dundas net. Smith Falls had the last kick-at-the-cat in the middle period, racing into the Lion’s zone in the final minute with Ethan Heuff whistling a shot past Barrie to close the second stanza in a 3-2 lead.
Final period action continued at a torrid pace, midway through the frame drawing wild cheers from the stands when Jordan Lowe’s constant effort realized a beautiful goal that drew the Lions even on an unassisted effort. Standing at a 3-3 tie for the next 8-minutes of up and down action the game appeared headed for a tie until the Lions roared into the Bears zone, Luke Byvelds bearing down on the net fired a hard wrist shot that was stopped. Unfortunately for the Bears, Emily Swerdfeger snared the bouncing puck and beat the Smiths Falls goaltender with just 20 seconds remaining on the game clock. Right beside a marked 4-3 Lion’s winning score.
The Peewee C-1 Lions play at home on Saturday, Jan. 5th against the Brockville Braves, and will be intent on proving their earned standing as the season winds down. Game time is 1:30 p.m. if you’re looking for some great hockey action to watch.
Lion's Peewee C-1 Shianne Johnson is ecstatic after scoring her first goal in her first year of hockey . . .
Friday, Dec. 14th - The South Dundas Peewee C-1 House team moved into 4th-place in league standings on Friday evening at Morrisburg Arena. The Lions doubled the last-place South Grenville Rangers C-2 squad in a 6-3 match, bringing their record to date on the 16 regular season games to 8-wins, 7-losses and a single tie for 17 points. Brockville Braves C-2 are in the top spot with 23 points on 14 games.
The victory saw Luke Byvelds and Jordan Lowe record three points each on a pair of goals and single assists, Bryce Kirkwood fired a goal and set up a single, and Sierra Latulippe and Logan Casselman scored single points on a goal and an assist respectively.
The celebrated goal of the season to date was scored by Chianne Johnson. The Lion’s second counter of the night, three minutes and four seconds into the first period, saw Shianne hammer a Jordan Lowe rebound past the Ranger’s netminder, Marissa Longtin, for a 2-1 South Dundas lead. It was Shianne’s first goal of her young hockey career, initiated this season after switching to hockey from her 7-year stint with figure skating.
Ethan Halladay opened the game scoring in favor of the Rangers barely two minutes into the game, then added a pair of goals in the middle period, not nearly enough to catch a determined Lion’s squad.
There were no penalties called in this game.
Next home game for the Peewee C-1 Lions is on Saturday, Dec. 22nd when the Kemptville C-1 Panthers come to Morrisburg Arena.
Lions goaltender Quinn Barrie took this shot in the mask, the puck then careening over his head and dropping just outside the goal post at Morrisburg Arena Sunday afternoon . . .
Sunday, Dec. 9th - South Dundas’ Peewee C-2 House Lions gave up a 2-0 lead on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena as the 2nd-place Brockville Braves charged through the final two periods with a pair of goals in each frame. The Lions managed a final period goal but fell short of getting the tie or a win against the fast skating, rough and tumble Braves.
Logan Casselman, who led the Lion's effort, set up Luke Byvelds goal in the opening period for the 1-0 lead and then pushed the puck to Jordan Lowe early in the second period and Lowe increased the lead to a pair of goals, beating Brockville’s gnetminder, Michael MacKinnon.
Late in the same frame the Braves opened it up with a pair of fast goals in 28 seconds to tie the score when Reid Jardine and Jordan Banks each fired the puck past Quinn Barrie in the South Dundas net.
Early in the final period the Braves struck a third time, this one from Jack Davidson getting past Kelsey Duncan following the goaltending change. Logan Casselman recorded his third point of the night when he tied the game midway through the third frame with Byvelds drawing the assist. Ryan Beimond broke the tie beating the Lions in a goal mouth battle and pushing the puck over the goal line.
Try as they did the Lions couldn’t accomplish a comeback and took the 4-3 loss. The Braves served a pair of minors in this game while the Lions went penalty free.
Next home game is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14th at 8:00 p.m. when the 5th-place Lions go against the 11th-place South Grenville Rangers C-2 entry. South Grenville has yet to win a game, but have tied one in nine starts this season.
Saturday, Nov. 17th - South Dundas' C-1 Peewee House Lions fell to their opponents from Kemptville on a 4-2 score on Saturday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena. The Panthers were fortunate to have had a strong opening period, otherwise the score may have been much closer, or, with a bit of luck, even maybe turned around.
Javen Albert and Tyson Veux each notched a pair of goals for the visiting Panthers in this game while Jordan Lowe and Bryce Kirkwood returned with singles on behalf of the Lions.
Albert scored his pair of goals in a 3-minute span late in the first period, the first on an unassisted effort and the second from Griffin Forman and Jaekob Seymour. Between Albert's two goals the Lion's Bryce Kirkwood rattled a shot off the post and into the net on a Luke Byvelds pass.
Seconds prior to the close of the first period Veux scored the first of his pair to give the Panthers a 3-1 opening period lead. James Hyland and Phillipe Carpentier recorded assists on the Veux goal.
Second period action saw the two teams trade goals, Veux with his second from Ethan Bos midway through the period and the Lion's Jordan Lowe on a long run around the defence and beating the Panther's net minder over the glove.
There was no scoring in the third period and the Panthers received the singular minor offence called in this game. The C-1 Peewee House Lions play their next home game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Nov. 25th against the 1st-place Leeds Chargers. he puck drop is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10th - As one of the Lion’s Peewee C-1 House players said following the Saturday afternoon game against the 4th-place Brockville Braves, “Nobody even cares about the score!” And we believe he's correct so we will report a rather lopsided loss took place at Morrisburg Arena. That being said, the Lions did have a pretty decent third period. And Jordan Lowe scored an unassisted, power play single in the middle period.
Logan Casselman, Bryce Kirkwood and Henry Martens each scored singles to close out the game. One minor penalty was called in this game, that against the Braves in the second period, and that was when Lowe jumped at the power-play opportunity and was successful.
The Peewee C-1 House Lions next home game is on Friday, Nov. 16th at 8:00 p.m. when all the marbles are on the ice for bragging rights. The Lion C-2 House squad will bring their best game to stage versus the C-1 team to produce some great Friday night entertainment at Morrisburg Arena.
This young hockey player is attentive to the Lion's Logan Casselman on Sunday at Morrisburg Arena . . .
Sunday, Nov. 4th - Henry Martens scored a hat-trick in less than two minutes on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena. Although Martens’ hat trick wasn’t quite as fast as Chicago Black Hawk's Bill Mosienko record of 21 seconds against the New York Rangers, who cares. Anyway, what’s a few seconds here or there? Martens is a South Dundas sniper for sure.
Henry Martens led his team on a 7-2 rout of the South Grenville Rangers Peewee C-1 House entry in this game. The Lions came out like gang-busters, piling in five goals in the opening period and adding singles in each of the following two frames.
Luke Byvelds opened the game scoring followed by Martens three counters and Bryce Kirkwood’s spectacular end to end rush that resulted in the Lion’s 5th-goal. Logan Casselman notched a pair of assists with singles going to Kathryn Swerdfeger, Kirkwood and Byvelds.
Martens made it four goals from his own stick in the middle period when Casselman laid one up for the picking and Jordan Lowe scored the Lion’s final goal of the game when he beat the Ranger’s Justin Crowder early in the final period.
J.A. Cook scored for the Rangers on a Sarah McNaughton play midway through the final period and then McNaughton scored one of her own with less than two minutes remaining in the game.
The C-1 Peewee Lions play their next home game on Saturday, Nov. 10th at 1:30 p.m. at Morrisburg Arena.
Sierra Latulippe attempts to jam the puck past the Lion's C-2 net minder while Travis Faulkner helps defend the crease . . .
Saturday, Nov. 3rd - In the first of the ‘bragging rights’ games in the Peewee House division of South Dundas players the Peewee C-1 outscored the C-2 Lions entry to boast their prowess throughout the community. The C-1 Lions notched three goals in the opening period and added a single in the final 12 minutes to take a 4-1 victory to the loudspeaker.
Bryce Kirkwood scored very early in the game when he picked up the puck deep in his own zone, rushed around the defending team and wired a shot past the C-2 net minder and into the twine. The counter was unassisted.
Luke Byvelds then added a pair of goals before the period closed, both on great break-out passes from Reyen VanBeilen, to give the C-1 Lions a 3-0 lead. Brandon Crawford got one back for the C-2 squad when he managed to get in close to goal tender Kelsey Duncan and slip a shot into the net.
Neither team scored in the middle frame and Kirkwood added a second goal in the final 15 minutes when he relayed a Jordan Lowe pass into a goal late in the game for the 4-1 victory.
The C1 Lons play their next home game against the Brockville Braves C-1 on Saturday, Nov. 10th at 1:30 p.m.
"Psst . . . I almost scored on you!" - The Lion's Emily Swerdfeger gets up close to the Panther's net minder Danny McDonald in the Peewee c-1's game on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena . . .
Allemande left and do si do: Is this a square dance?? - Nope, it's the Lions and the Panthers and somebody dropped a loonie on the ice . . .
Saturday, Oct. 20th - Owen Murray came to the Morrisburg Arena on Saturday with the rest of the Kemptville Panthers Peewee C-2 squad for a game against the home town Peewee Lions C-1 entry. Murray scored a goal in the opening period, a pair of counters in the middle frame and added a single in the closing 15 minutes to lead the Panthers on a 6-3 victory.
Murrray’s first goal opened the game scoring when he fired an unassisted counter from the slot. Bryce Kirkwood turned that around scoring near the same goal at the opposite end of the ice for the Lions when he beat net minder Danny McDonald to tie the game.
The Panthers surged ahead in the second period, outscoring the Lions on a 3-1 score. Murray’s pair and Eric Mellany with a single, against the Lion’s single from Luke Byvelds left the Panthers leading on a 4-2 score after two periods.
Jordan Lowe cut the lead to 4-3 when he relayed a Henry Martens pass into a score to open the final frame. Tyler Davies and Murray both beat Lions goaltender Kelsey Duncan in the final six minutes to close the contest in a 6-3 score. The Panthers served the lone minor call in this game.
The clash for bragging rights takes place on Saturday, Nov. 3rd at Morrisburg Arena when the two South Dundas teams meet in their first game of the regular schedule. This should be a tough game for both teams, and the bragging rights go to the winners. At least until the next meeting.