Braves cage Lions on a 6-2 score . . .

Saturday, Nov. 17th - The 5th-place Brockville Braves ran over the 7th-place Morrisburg Lions on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena, moving in front to stay in the middle period and continuing the goal output into the 3rd-period. Reid Jardine scored the first goal of the game from Shannon O'Dair, although the Lions Skyler Keeler was quick to get that one back on an unassisted play four minutes later.

        Alex Plant scored a pair of goals and Connor Neild added a single before Owen MacDonald scored the Lion's second goal of the game late in the middle period. The frame closed with the Braves leading 5-2.

        In the closing 15 minutes the Braves added another pair of scores, this time from Rowen Barton and Neild with his second, for the 6-2 victory.

        The 7th-place Peewee C-2 House Lions play their next home game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Dec. 9th against the 10th place Smiths Falls Bears. Game time is 12:30 p.m.

C-2 hold the bragging rights . . .

Friday, Nov. 16th - An official decision on the status of who will have bragging rights on the South Dundas Peewee C House Hockey will not be final until February 23rd, 2019. And even then, it may be no one!

        Currently the Peewee C-1 Lions are the owners on a win and a tie to date this season. The C-1 Lions whipped the C-2 entry on a 4-1 score in the first game on November 3rd. In a return match this past Friday evening the two teams battled, and we do mean battled, to a  1-1 tie after 75 minutes. And that leaves the title up in the air for the third and final contest set for the final regular season game on February 232rd, 2019. Should the C-2 Lions continue to raise their game and win that one, the title could be up in the air for the off season, and a clear winner be sought in 2020.

        The game on Friday evening that ended in a 1-1 draw was just hard to fathom. Both teams skated and checked and shot and skated some more. Neither quit for a moment. Goaltending at both ends of the ice was superb.

        Lion’s C-2 scorer Rob Walker belted in a Skyler Keeler attempt when he was left in front of the  crease with the rebound. Walker snapped a quick shot behind Kelsey Duncan for the 1-0 lead.

        Unfazed the C-1 Lions continued their dogged checking style, Reyen VanBeilen pushed into the opposition’s zone and on intercepting a clearing pass, fired a low, along the ice wrist shot that eluded net minder Brogan Kyle, and the score was tied. VanBeilen’s counter was unassisted.

        Only three minor infractions were handed out in the game, two went to the C-1 Lions.

        The 7th-place Peewee C-2 House Lions play their next home game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Dec. 9th against the 10th place Smiths Falls Bears. Game time is 12:30 p.m.

Division leaders score in bunches . . .

Brogan Kyle turned away tis shot during the game on Saturday . . .
Brogan Kyle turned away tis shot during the game on Saturday . . .

Saturday, Nov. 10th - It’s appears, at first glance, to have been a tough season to date for the Peecee C-2 House Lions, although their  50/50 won (1-tie) loss record doesn’t look so bad. Hosting the 1st-place Leeds Chargers on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena the visitors felt comfortable enough to unleash their somewhat impressive firepower. 

        The Chargers have played in eight games to date. The have scored an average of more than seven goals per game, while goaltenders Colton Kadium and Nicholas Burley have allowed a very stingy 2.5 goals against. They’ve lost a single game.

        The Lions are holdng on with three wins and a tie, have an average of three goals per game and have allowed 4.5 goals against. They lead in penalty time by a considerable margin. 

        In spite of falling behind on a 5-2 note in the opening period on Saturday the locals refused to quit, hammering away at every opportunity against the league leaders. They didn't win the game, but the Chargers knew they were there.

        Leeds went on to add a single goal in the middle period and three counters, all unanswered, in the last 18 minutes. The Lions did double the Chargers on the penalty count.

        In what promises to be a very exciting upcoming game the 6th-place Lions Peewee C-2 House will host the 8th-place Lions Peewee C-1 House on Friday, Nov. 16th at 8:00 p.m. at Morrisburg Arena.

Faulkner scores hat trick . . .

Lions strike final blow in last minute . . .

Defenceman Travis Faulkner scored a hat trick in an exceptional game on Friday evening at Morrisburg Arena . . .
Defenceman Travis Faulkner scored a hat trick in an exceptional game on Friday evening at Morrisburg Arena . . .

Friday, Nov. 2nd - The 5th-place Lions Peewee C-2 House team and the South Grenville C-2 House entry went at it in old fashioned hockey on Friday evening in a barn-burner of a game. Fans were treated to three periods of great action, the first with teams trading gaols, the second with the Lion’s scoring an unanswered counter, and the third with the Rangers coming back to tie the game with only one minute and four seconds remaining.

        Unfortunately for the visiting South Grenville team, caging a Lion isn’t as easily done as one might tend to believe. South Dundas’ defenceman Travis Faulkner picked up the puck following the ensuing face-off, raced down the ice and with just 18 seconds remaining in the game beat the Rangers Trey Minish for the winning goal and a 5-4 victory for South Dundas. Not only did Faulkner score the winning goal, he had scored a pair earlier in the game and assisted on a Rob Walker near poetic effort on the Lion’s fourth goal of the game.

        South Dundas took the lead in this match on a Brandon Crawford score early in the opening period. Jocelyn Sanger got that one back for the Rangers when Nathan Holmes set up a scoring play. 

        Second period action saw Travis Faulkner start the rare road to a hat trick when he gave the Lions a 2-1 lead on an end-to-end rush and goal early in the middle period. Faulkner scored the single goal in this frame.

        In the final period the Lions took a 3-1 lead less than a minute in when Faulkner nailed his second counter of the contest. The Rangers kept it close when they stormed back to cut the lead to a single again with Ethan Halliday doing the damage. Rob Walker fired a beauty set up by Faulkner to give the Lions back the 2-goal margin with seven minutes remaining.

        Walker’s goal gave the game all the makings for a showdown and Gavin Davis answered that call for the rangers when he picked off a Halladay pass and whipped the puck into the Lions net. Now a single goal behind.

        The fans were leaning when Kyle Hermer stole the puck during a South Dundas attack with just more than a minute remaining, scooted down the ice and scored the tying goal, silencing the east side of the fan gallery while the west side came up with a deafening cheer. The Ranger’s fans are not the only group that has been silenced by a sudden roar and deadly attack. But they are the ones who suffered that fate in the final minute of the game when Travis Faulkner roared down the ice and scored the winning goal with 18 seconds remaining in the game. Faulkner’s goal was his third of the night, and his team’s winning counter on the game.

        Peewee C-2 House Lions play their next home game at Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, Nov. 10th at 3:00 p.m. when the Leeds Chargers come to town.

And the bragging rights go to . . .

Bryce Kirkwood was turned away on this rush in Saturday's game . . .


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. For now . . .

        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.

Jayden Dempsey and Skylar Keeler attempt to score on Ivan Lockwood in a 4-2 Lion's loss on Saturday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena . . .


Saturday, Oct. 21 - In spite of taking an early lead in their first meeting of the season the South Dundas Peewee C-2 House fell to the Kemptville C-1 Panthers on a 4-2 count on Saturday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena.  Skyler Keeler, who had several good chances in the game notched an unassisted marker to open the scoring late in the first period for a 1-0 Lion’s lead.

        Griffin Forman got that one back for the Panthers when he beat the Lion’s defence and fired a smoker for the goal. Nolan Severenuk drew the assist. Jaekob Seymour gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead early in the final period when he and Matthew Lohnes combined for the go-ahead goal. 

        Brandon Crawford made a game of it when he picked off a clearing pass and beat Ivan Lockwood in the Panther’s net to tie the score once again. Unfortunately for the Lions, Forman picked off his second counter Lohnes gave the Panther’s the insurance marker when they each scored late in the contest.

        The Lions sat out three minor infractions while the Panthers were assessed a pair of two-minute infractions.  The Peewee C-2 House Lions next home game will be at the Morrisburg Arena on Friday, Nov. 2nd at 8:00 p.m.