The Leeds Chargers put an entirely new meaning on "collapsing your defence" on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena. The visitors went stride for stride with the Lions but ran out of time with the Lions up 7-6 in the final period.
Sunday, Jan . 12th - South Dundas’ Atom C-1 House Lions are in the fight for 1st-place in regular season standings after having staved off a strong challenge from the 3rd-place Leeds Chargers on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena. In a game that kept the fans on the edge of their seats throughout the locals took a 2-0 opening period lead, doubled down in the second frame at 4-2, went up 5-3 in the third, then 5-4 and 6-4, then 6-5, hang on, and 7-5 before the Chargers, in the final minute, came within a goal when Auger Kincaid beat Lions’ netminder Liam Barkley on a shot that went off several skates before slipping between Barkley’s blades and into the net.
It was a time-keeper’s nightmare!
The C-1 Lions currently hold 2nd-place and have their arch-rivals, the South Dundas C-2 Lions, right in their sights in 1st-place. The Chargers are holding in 3rd and the Smiths Falls Bears own 4th-place.
In Sunday’s game Kane Casselman led the scoring parade with a trio of counters and a pair of assists for five points, Matthieu Bazinet notched a single, Hudson Shaver added a pair and Thomas Lepage was credited with the winning South Dundas goal. Shaver added a pair of assists as did Mason Roderick and Leila Casselman with James McIlwee registering a single.
The Lions sat out a pair of minors in this one while the Chargers were called on a single minor infraction.
The Lions next home game is scheduled for Morrisburg Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd at 7:00 p.m. when the South Grenville Rangers come to the den.