Sunday, Nov. 10th - Just three points separate the top five spots in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League Atom C House standings. And two of the contenders attempting to secure the top spot represent the South Dundas Minor Hockey Association.
While the Smiths Falls Bears are in front with 13 points on six wins and a tie, the South Dundas C2 Lions are one point back, with 12-points on six wins. Kemptville C1 brings up third spot with 11 points and South Dundas C1, with two games in hand on the top three teams, are in 4th spot with 10 points. Kemptville C2 is in fifth place, also with 10 points on four wins and two ties.
On Sunday afternoon the C-1 Lions hosted the winless Brockville Braves in a game at Morrisburg Arena that ended in a heavily lopsided score and more than not displayed the well distributed team abilities than it did scoring prowess of the local Lions. There was only one unassisted goal recorded, which spells teamwork. The Lions netminder Liam Barkley picked up a shutout, that also spells teamwork. And there were no penalties called on the home team, which requires teamwork.
Kane Casselman led the home squad Lions with a 4-point afternoon on a goal and three assists while four players, Hudson Shaver, Matthieu Bazinet, Thomas LePage and Mason Roderick each recorded 3-point afternoons. Jeremy Barkley, Leila Cassell and Ivan Stirling each picked up a pair of points in the game.
On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17th, the Lions host the 1st-place Smiths Falls Bears in what should be a top notch hockey game at Morrisburg Arena when these two titans clash. Top spot in the standings is on the line. The puck drop is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Get there early for a good seat.
Sunday, Oct. 27th - The Atom C1 Lions representing South Dundas in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League are not only challenging the Smiths Falls Bears for 1st-place, they are currently in a 4-way tie for second place with Kemptville C1, Leeds, and of all teams, the C2 South Dundas Lions. It’s a nightmare . . .
The Lions travelled to Smiths Falls on Sunday afternoon for a game against the C1 Royals and returned home with a solid victory. Matthieu Bazinet led the scoring parade in this one, recording a hat-trick while Mason Roderick also notched a 3-point night with a goal and two assists.
Roderick opened the game scoring five minutes in when he scored an unassisted marker only to see the Bears Logan lake erase that lead when he beat the Lions net-minder Liam Barkley for an unassisted goal.
Hudson Shaver put the Lions in the lead to stay when Thomas LePage and Roderick set him up for his first of two counters in this. Bazinet added a third Lions goal before the period ended to leave South Dundas in a 3-1 lead after one frame.
Second period action saw the two teams trade goals, Bazinet potting his second for the Lons and Zaurek Moore adding a second for the Bears.
The visiting Lions added another pair in the final period, this time with Shaver notching his second from LePage and Roderick and Bazinet completing his hat-trick with a second unassisted marker on the day. Isaiah Edwards assisted on Bazinet’s first goal.
The Lions 6-2 victory leaves them with four wins in six outings and a respectable finger-hold on second place.
On Sunday, Nov. 17th, the 3rd=place C1 Lions return to Morrisburg Arena to host the 1st-place Smiths Falls Bears in a 3:00 p.m. game.
This young hockey fan came the the arena on Sunday afternoon to cheer on her brother, and eat her cookies in peace, if some pesky photog would just move on . . .
Sunday, Oct. 20th - The Atom C division of the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League is split almost evenly down the middle early in this hockey season. The five top teams have wins (a few losses), the four bottom teams have losses. Four of the top five currently have a hand on 2nd place. Hopefully the teams seeking their first victory will turn it around soon as this age group is tops in family entertainment.
On Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena the South and North Dundas squads squared off and although the visiting Demons took the loss there was no lack of effort and some great hockey action throughout.
The home team Lions jumped to an early 1st period lead on a pair of goals from Mason Roderick and singles by Jeremy Barkley and Matthieu Bazinet. Hudson Shaver notched an assist as did Leila Cassel and Bazinet recorded a pair of assists. Koen Myers scored the single for the Demons on a great play from Liam Hayes to cut the Lions lead.
In the middle period Roderick added four more points to his day’s total with a pair of goals and a pair of assists. Bazinet remained close with a second goal and a matching assist and Kane Casselman showed he is carrying a late season scoring touch from last year into the new season with a single goal and an assist. Single points went to Thomas LePage, and a second assist for Leila Cassel.
In the final period Hudson shaver and Kane Casselman each added singles and Shaver topped out his day with a second assist.
The C1 Lons host the undefeated Kemptville C1 entry on Sunday, Oct. 27th at 3:00 p.m. in their next home game.