Lions' netminder Eevlyn Cooper snaps out her glove hand to snare a Demons shot in the 1st-period . . .
Friday, Nov. 16th - In a back and forth, game long battle at the Joel Steele Arena in Winchester the home team North Dundas Demons attempted to unseat the the league’s front-running South Dundas Lions from the top spot in regular season standings. And the Demons were very nearly successful.
North Dundas scored the only goal of the opening period when RJ Young fired a screened, unassisted shot past Lions netminder Evelyn Cooper for the 1-0 lead. South Dundas turned the game completely around in the middle period, scoring three goals in under eight minutes, successfully shutting down the Demons offence at the same time.
Simon Martens opened the visitors scoring with an unassisted marker. Brody Ortwein flipped a perfect set-up to Connor McCurdy for the Lions’ second goal and defenceman Keagan Sadler then handed Martens a clear shot for his second counter of the game and a 3-1 lead.
The Demons returned from the final break with an aggressive attack, outskating the Lions and outscoring their visitors on a 3-1 note. Ethan DeJong cut the South Dundas lead to a single goal when he scored an unassisted marker early in the frame. Chase Alger made it 4-2 on an unassisted effort for the Lions when he beat netminder Cohen Gilmer.
Rj Young returned with his second of the game for North Dundas less than a minute later and Kade Young tied the game when he fired an unassisted Demon’s marker. The tie remained following a volley of shots on both goaltenders during the final minutes.
The Demons served two minor infractions while the Lions were called on three minors. Neither team scored on the power play.
After 10 games the Lions enjoy an 8-1-1 record at 17 points while the Demons sit two points back at 7-1-1 and enjoy a game in hand for the time being. The Lions next home game will be at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Nov. 24th when they host the 3rd-place Leeds Chargers at Morrisburg Arena. The first puck is scheduled to hit centre ice at 2:00 p.m.
South Dundas' Connor McCurdy snaps this shot at the Rangers Mason Shelling in Sunday's game . . .
Sunday, Nov. 10th - The Atom B House South Grenville Rangers deserve some congratulations. If not for their love of the game of hockey then at least for the fruitless efforts they have and continue to work through each week.
The Rangers have a single tie after eight games. But they continue to tough it out.
On the other hand, the South Dundas Lions are slowly and assuredly building distance from the rest of the teams in league standings. The Lions have 1st-place at the time of this post. And on Friday evening, Nov. 15th. at the Joel Steele Arena in Winchester they play North Dundas. The Demons are their closest and most serious rivals, in a game that just may determine who completes the regular season at the top.The opening puck drops at 6:00 p.m.
The Atom B House Lions will host the Leeds Chargers in their next home game. That one is slated for Sunday, Nov. 24th at Morrisburg Arena with a puck drop set for 2:00 p.m.
This past Sunday at Morrisburg Arena the Lions skated to a 7-0 lead over South Grenville. Although the visiting Rangers never did mount much of an offensive attack on the home team, they never gave an inch in attempting to defend goaltender, Mason Shelling. The Lions worked for every goal they scored.
Brody Ortwein opened the game scoring when he relayed a Chase Alger pass into a scoring point midway through the second period. Following that ice-breaker Joel Onstien notched three counters while John McCann, Chase Alger and Connor McCurdy all added singles. Ortwien and McCurdy were credited with adding a pair of assists each. Matthieu Bazinet and Simon Martens scored single assists.
Sunday, Nov. 3rd - The South Dundas Atom B House Lions are moving into cruise control after securing 1st-place in league standings and adding distance between themselves and the 2nd-place Leeds Chargers in this division. The Lions visited Kemptville for a game on Saturday and came away with a 4-2 victory. The team followed that win with a road-trip to Athens where they met those same Chargers and returned with a 3-1 victory and another two points.
To date, the Lions have lost a single game, a surprising 5-1 loss to the Kemptville B2 House team, who now stand in 3rd-place, three points back of South Dundas.
Simon Martens led the South Dundas attack at Kemptville scoring singles in the middle and final periods, both on unassisted efforts. Connor McCurdy, a regular in the goals column, had scored to tie the game late in the 1st-period when Brody Ortwein had dished up a great play. Martens made it 2-1 midway through the 2nd-frame and Noah VanDasselaar tied it for the Royals with seconds remaining in the middle period.
Austin Workman gave the Lions the lead for keeps when he beat Carter Cheesman in the Royals net and Martens put the icing on the cup cake with his second late in the game.
On Sunday at Athens the Leeds Chargers hosted the Lions in an early morning game that ended in a 3-1 loss for the home team. Lions netmiinder, Evelyn Cooper, who is holding 2nd-place in the ‘goals-against’ listing, kept the Chargers at bay on all but one shot while her team-mates took care of outscoring their opponents.
Simon Martens again led the team notching a pair of counters in his second consecutive game, and again scoring one in each of the 1st and 3rd-periods. Joel Onstein set up Martens for the games tying goal late in the first frame. Carter Brown had given the home team the 1-0 count at 2:32 and Martens immediately returned the favor when Onstein laid up a duck for the taking.
Connor McCurdy fired an unassisted breakaway counter in the middle period, on his ever more deadly wrist shot, for the winning goal, putting his team in front to stay. Martens then combined with John McCann for the insurance marker and two points for the Lions.
The Atom B House Lions next home game is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10th at 5:00 p.m. when the South Grenville Rangers come to Morrisburg Arena.
Saturday, Oct. 26th - The South Dundas Atom B House Lions continue to roll along through early season games, including the most recent, an 8-1 shellacking of the Brockville Braves entry in this year’s Upper Canada Minor Hockey League. The Lions are in first place over-all, 5-0-0 with 36 goals for from the sticks of a strong offence, a paltry eight goals against on a fleet-footed defence with a strong goaltender, and a game-in-hand over the second place North Dundas Demons. Both teams have 10 points.
On Saturday at Brockville the Lions fired four goals past Lincoln Getchell in the last four minutes of the opening period, three more in the last five minutes of the middle frame and a single in the closing period for the victory. Five players on the team picked up a pair of points.
Leland Patterson scored the only goal for the Braves against Lions netminder Evelyn Cooper, who to date has registered a pair of shutouts.
Simon Martens had a pair of goals, one in the first and one in the middle periods; Chase Alger scored a pair in the same fashion; Brody Ortwein notched a natural pair; Connor McCurdy fired a single and added an assist; Matthew Onstein racked up a pair of assists and John McCann recorded the final goal of the game.
The Lions served a single minor infraction while the Braves were called on three minors.
The Atom B House Lions now head out on an extended road schedule playing in Kemptville Oct. 29th and Nov. 2nd and then in Athens on Nov. 3rd. The league leaders return to the Lion’s Den on Sunday, Nov. 10th for a game at 5:00 p.m. when the South Grenville Rangers come to town.
Sunday, Oct. 21st - After four games in the 2019-20 hockey season the South Dundas Atom B House squad is in top spot, with a game in hand over the second place North Dundas Demons who share an identical point total. The Lions are well balanced this year, with scoring ability at every position, speed and a desire to pursue a great year. The South Dundas team kept their undefeated string in tact on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena, defeating the Kemptville Royals B2 team in an exciting 7-3 victory. Kemptville currently holds down 5th place in league standings.
The home team fell behind early in the opening period of Sunday’s game when Chase Richens snapped a shot past Evelyn Cooper that Thomas Grus had masterminded. The Lions Brody Ortwein got that one back late in the period when he out maneuvered Royals net minder Karson Scott for the tying goal.
The Lions went up 3-2 in the middle frame Connor McCurdy and Simon Martens each adding single counters while Ortwein and Joel Onstein added assists. Matthew Grus scored the single for Kemptville on an unassusted play.
In the final period the Lions stole the show, adding four counters compared the the Royals single, leaving the game with the 7-3 victory. Brody Ortwein with his second goal, Connor McCurdy with his second and Joel Onstein and Daymon Julien all beat Scott for singles. McCurdy, Martens and Onstein each added single assists.
The Atom B House Lions are on the road for their next four games and return to the Lion’s Den on Sunday, Nov. 10th when the South Grenville Rangers come to town. The Rangers have yet to secure a victory this season.
Monday, Oct. 14th - The South Dundas Atom B House Lions remain undefeated into their 3rd game of the new season after shutting out the South Grenville Rangers in Spencerville a week ago and then performing the same feat this week at Morrisburg against the Smiths Falls Bears. The locals scored a total of 15 goals over the two contests. Their third consecutive victory includes the regular season opener against the North Dundas Demons that ended in a 6-4 score.
Dump Rangers 6-0
On Wednesday, Oct. 9th at Spencerville Damon Julien and Chase Alger each notched a pair of goals in the win over the Rangers while Joel Onstein and Simon Martins tallied a single goal and an assist. Brody Ortwein fired a lone assist on one of the Alger goals. Each of the teams was called on a single minor penalty over the three periods.
Whip Bears 9-0
Returning to the Lions den for the Saturday game on Oct. 12th, South Dundas bombed the Bears in a lopsided contest by a 9-0 score. Again in this game, each team sat out a single minor. Simon Martens fired a hat-trick an added a pair of assists in the romp while Joel Onstein beat the Bears netminder Cameron Dagg for a pair and added three assists.
Chase Alger scored in the first and second periods and was credited with an assist on Brody Ortweins first of two goals. Connor McCurdy and John McCann each scored single assists.
The Atom B House Lons play their next home game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Oct. 20th at 2:30 p.m. when the Kemptville 2 Panthers come to town.