South Dundas' Chase Alger attempts to swoop around Brockville netminder Lincoln Getchell in the game on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena. Getchell managed to successfully poke-check the Lions scorer on this play . . .
Sunday, Dec. 8th - South Dundas' Atom B House Lions have lost only one game this season. In 13 outings the team has recorded 10 wins and two ties, along with that loss. And they trail the North Dundas Demons in league standings by a single point. The loss was to the Kemptville B2 entry back in October. Since that time the time has been skating straight ahead!
The two leading teams are very close in comparison. Except the Lions have scored more goals and allowed less goals in the same number of games. North and South Dundas, in previous entanglements saw the Lions take the first game on a 6-4 count and then end in a 4-4 tie in the second meeting.
On Sunday at Morrisburg Arena the locals had an easy time of handling the last place Brockville Braves, scoring a 6-1 victory in a game that saw Austin Workman and Chase Alger each rack up three point games.
Connor McCurdy, John McCann and Alger each scored singles in the opening period to give the Lions a 3-0 advantage. In a lacklustre middle period the Lions sat back more than they went on the attack, but when they did move into the Braves zone Lincoln Getchell was performing handstands between the Brockville pipes.
Parker Roddick scored the lone Braves goal, beating the Lions league leading goaltender, Evelyn Cooper, on a screened shot late in the middle period.
The home team Lions turned it on again on the final period, adding three more goals. Alger scored his second of the game while Austin Workman and Brody Ortwein each added singles to the cause. The Lions closed with the 6-1 victory.
On Sunday, December 15th, 2nd-place South Dundas will meet the Smiths Falls Bears at 2:00 p.m. at Morrisburg Arena. And on Sunday, Dec. 29th the front-running North Dundas Demons will come to town for a ‘bragging rights’ game. The puck drop for gthat one is also slated for 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 1st - It could be that there is an abundance of solid Atom B House hockey talent in our area. And it would be fair if we changed the description from “solid” to “remarkable”, considering those involved in league standings. And particularly in light of the recent tournament trail the South Dundas Atom B House Lions have been blazing over the opening half of this season.
The Lions have registered for two tournaments to date, both out of the geographical reach of their own league, and they have not only walked away with the gold medals in each of those tournaments, they have recorded an undefeated streak of games on both occassions.
This South Dundas team currently leads their home league in regular season standings. It was way back in October they suffered the singular loss recorded in those standings. It was theur single loss, period!
TheLions 8-1-2 record speaks volumes. And they are up against competition that is going to keep the regular season race interesting right down to the wire. The Leeds Chargers have 2nd place on an identical 8-1-2 record and North Dundas is a single point back with a game in hand.
These statistics, cross-referenced with the tournament results, have hockey fans wondering not only how good the Lions team might be, but just how good and how competitive is the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League, say on a scale of one to 10. Because those in charge, at least of the Atom Division, appear to have done one heck of a '10' job.
Most recently at the Stittsville Tournament the Lions accepted a 5-game schedule, simply obliterating the competition in each of the contests. In their opening game against the Ottawa East entry Brody Ortwein fired four goals, two of them on the power-play, in a 7-1 victory. Simon Martens had a pair and Connor McCurdy added a single. Keagan Sadler skated away with the Player of the Game Award.
Meeting the home team Stittsville in the second game of the tourney the Boys from the Waterfront pounded the home team Storm on an 8-3 count. Simon Martens matched Ortwein’s goal output from Game 1 in this contest and Ortwein received the Player of the Game.
A second meeting with the Storm saw McCurdy, Martens and Ortwein each score three points, this time in an 8-1 victory. Martens took the Player of the Game medal.
In game four the Lions managed to display their all round talent. Evelyn Cooper, playing between the Lion’s pipes, and the South Dundas defence picked up a shut-out in a 14-0 shellacking of the Nepean Raiders. Each and every player on the team was listed under “Visitor Scoring” on the game sheet. That spells ‘depth’ in our books. And for the second time, Brody Ortwein picked up the Player of the Game award.
The South Dundas entry continued their dominance of the tournament in their final game. The Lions mauled the Nepean Jokers in a 9-0 deciding game for the Gold Medal. South Dundas took a commanding 5-0 lead in the first period and cruised to the tournament Gold Medal victory in the remaining frames. Austin Workman scored the Player of the Game Medal in this one.
Local fans can see the league leading South Dundas Atom B House tournament double champions play on Sunday, Dec. 8th at 2:00 p.m. when the Brockville Braves come to Morrisburg Arena for a regular season game. Be prepared to be impressed. This team is top calibre hockey viewing.
South Dundas' Brody Ortwein moves in on a scoring opportunity and was stopped by Eamon Morrison in the Leeds Charger's net. The Lions came away with a single point in the 2-2 tie . . .
Sunday, Nov. 24th - South Dundas’ Atom B House Lions moved into 1st-place in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey Association’s regular season race on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena. The local Atom team slipped a single point ahead of their nearest rivals, the North Dundas Demons, in their 11th-game of the season on an 8-1-2 (win, loss, tie) record. North Dundas does hold a game in hand over the Lions.
Regular season 3rd-place Leeds Chargers were at the Morrisburg Arena where they tangled with the Lions in a see-saw battle that produced sparkling performances from both netminders, Evelyn Cooper in the Lions net and Eamon Morrison between the Chargers pipes. The duo each allowed a pair of goals in the opening period and shutout all comers in the second and third frames.
The Chargers, who have two games in hand on the Lions and are four points back of 1st-place, opened the game scoring in this one when Carter Brown raced in on the South Dundas net beating Cooper with a high wrist shot on an unassisted play. Less than two minutes following that play the visitors raced back into the Lion’s zone and doubled their count when Zach Snelgrove slipped a goalmouth pass to Alex Wood who tapped in the set-up for the 2-0 lead.
The retaliation required less than a minute, with John McCann snaring a clearing pass at the Chargers blueline, stepping around a Leeds defender and sliding a shot across the goalmouth that Brody Ortwein one-timed past Morrison. In the final period the Lions again moved into the Chargers zone, McCann again setting up the opportunity, and this time around Lion’s Captain Chase Alger making good on the scoring play for the tie.
Over the second and third periods both teams had numerous chances, one in particular when Leeds broke away at centre ice only to be stopped by a diving McCann on a great defensive effort.
The Lions sat out a single minor infraction in each of the three periods while the Chargers were called on a pair of minors in the final 15-minutes.
The Atom B House Lions play their next home game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Dec. 8th at 2:00 p.m. when the Brockville Braves are in town.
2019 CHAMPIONS 2019
Casselman Fall Classic
Atom B Tournament
SOUTH DUNDAS LIONS
Congratulations to 29 Evelyn Cooper (Goal), 37 Austin Workman, 78 Daymon Julien, 79 Chase Alger, 80 Connor McCurdy,
81 Joel Onstein, 82 Simon Martens, 83 Matthew Onstein, 84 Keagan Sadler, 85 John McCann, 87 Brody Ortwein. Coach Jason Martens, Asst. Coach Shawn Workman, Asst. Coach Ben Luimes, Trainer Matt Julien, Manager Audrey Ortwein . . .
Saturday, Nov. 16th - South Dundas' Atom B House entry in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League entered the annual Cassleman Fall Classic Hockey Tournament on the weekend and came through undefeated with the 2019 Championship Banner. This Lions team, currently leading their home league regular season standings, scored 22 goals and allowed just five goals against in their run for the 1st-place hardware.
Dump South End Huskies 8-0 . . .
The Lions met the South End Huskies in the opening game, registering an 8-0 victory in the one-sided contest. Joel Onstein had a 4-point game on a goal and three assists while Chase Alger and Simon Martens each added three points on two goals and a single helper.
Brody Ortwein came through with a pair of goals, Connor McCurdy added a single while single assists went to Damon Julien, Matthew Onstein and John McCann.
Edge South Stormont 6-4 . . .
In their second game of the tournament against South Stormont the Lions came out on top of a 6-4 score with Chase Alger potting a pair of goals and adding a pair of assists. Connor McCurdy netted his pair of goals in the middle period along with an assist and Brody Ortwein fired a goal and a pair of assists.
Simon Martens managed a nice single goal and Austin Workman also got on the board with a single assist.
Lions wallop host in championship 8-1 . . .
In the championship game the host Casselman Vikings were no match for the high-scoring Lions. The South Dundas team ran away with the deciding game on an 8-1 score, the host Vikings being held off the score sheet until midway through the final period.
Chase Alger led all scorers, adding 5-points to his days total on three goals and a pair of helpers. Brody Ortwein fired a pair of counters and helped on two others, Connor McCurdy added a single and helped on three more counters and Joel Onstein had a pair of goals.
Austin Workman, John McCann, Simon Martens and Daymon Julien all added a single assist. Chase Alger ended the day with seven goals and five assists over the three games.
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.