Sunday, Nov 10th - On Sunday, Nov. 24th at 4:00 p.m. the current top two teams in the Atom C House division of the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League will meet at Morrisburg Arena. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. and a huge crowd of frenzied fans will no doubt fill the stands to cheer on the favored C2 Lions over the league's front running Smiths Falls Bears.
Prior to that game the Lions meet the Brockville Braves on Nov. 22nd and the Leeds Chargers on Nov. 23rd., and statistics say they should capture the four points available in those two games. Statistics are seldom off kilter at this time in the season, well, almost seldom . . . sort of.
The Lions are a single point behind the Bears at the time of this post. Prior to meeting the C2 Lions on the 24th, those Bears too will play the Braves and, in South Dundas C2’s favor, they will meet the South Dundas C1 squad one week prior to the game on the 24th. That second South Dundas team is also knocking on the top spot’s door, keeping league competition exciting, and a bit confusing, all around.
On Sunday afternoon, with Lincoln Alexander back between the pipes following an injury, the Lions made short work of the 3rd-place Kemptville Royals C1 entry on a 6-2 score at Morrisburg Arena. The home team took a 3-1 opening period lead into a 4-2 advantage in the middle frame and added a pair in the closing period for the victory.
Andrew Liezert and Sammy Schuler each notched a pair of goals for the home team and each added a single assist. Harrison Bland added a single goal in the 1st period and Owen Smyth banged in a single in the final period. Carter Froats had a pair of assists in the game while Declan Kelly and James Barrie added singles.
Karson Peters picked up the Player of the Game in this one, sporting the symbolic Heart of a Lion hat for the week.
Sunday, Nov. 3rd - Andrew Liezert opened the game between South Dundas and North Dundas on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena with a bang. And he not only was the visiting Demons nemesis throughout, he closed the game with a bang too.
Liezert scored a pair of goals in each of the opening and closing periods in the 6-0 victory, a win that saw the Atom C2 House Lions move into a tie for 1st-place with the Smiths Falls Bears. Goaltender Liam Barkley had been called to stand in for an ailing Lincoln Robinson in this contest and he too came out having scored a shut-out on the Demons.
After six regular season games the Lions and the Bears stand at five victories and one loss each for 10 points. And this coming Sunday, Nov. 10th, these same Lions host the 3rd-place Kemptville C1 Royals in a 6:00 p.m. match. A real challenge for sure.
There are just three points separating the top six positions in the league standings. The Bears and C2 Lions share top spot, the Kemptville Royals are in 3rd-place, the C1 Lions and Leeds are in 4th and 5th-place, and Kemptville C2 Royals are in 6th-place.
On Sunday Liezert’s first two goals came in a four minute span with James Barrie setting up the first counter and Madison Johnson drawing the support on the second goal. Sammy Schuler notched the Lions only goal in the middle frame when he finished a Carter Froats rush to beat Liam Hindle playing in the Demons net.
Liezert returned to the spotlight when he fired his second pair of goals in a one minute span in the final period, the first was unassisted and the second on a lead pass from Owen Smyth.
Smyth counted his second point of the night when he set up Declan Kelly for the final goal of the game and the 6-0 victory.
The Heart of the Lion Helmet went home with Andrew Liezert for his overall effort in this game.
Sunday, Oct. 27th - Andrew Liezert led his teammates for the second consecutive game and Evelyn Cooper filled in between the pipes for the C2 Atom Lions on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena where the winless Brockville Braves went down on a 4-1 score. South Dundas moved ever closer to the front-running Smiths Falls Bears in league standings registering this victory. The Bears have played one more game than the Lions and are just two points ahead of their closest rivals.
Speedster Carter Froats opened the South Dundas scoring after a short lived lead was scored by the Braves midway through the 1st period. Theo Panopoulis had fired the puck into the Lions net after taking a pass from Ty Noonan at the blue line.
Froats evened the score in the game 90 seconds later when he relayed a Sam Schuler play behind Bryeen Kelly for a 1-1 count. And the Lions went to work.
Liezert grabbed the lead for South Dundas late in the frame after Brooke Tait hit him with a break-out pass to give the home team a 201 advantage. The speedy South Dundas scorer then notched his second of the game snapping in a Carter Froats set-up, and the Lons never looked back.
Schuler registered his second point of the game when he scored the final period’s only goal with a quick shot on a Harrison Bland set-up to give the Lions the 4-1 victory. “The ‘Heart of the Lion’ helmet went home with Brooke Tait,” Coach Jason Kelly said following the game, “She doesn’t give up, and every time she is on the ice she is constantly battling for the puck.”
The Atom C2 Lions next home game will be at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Nov. 3rd at 5:00 p.m. when the North Dundas Demons come to town.
Lions' netminder Lincoln Robinson kicks out this scoring attempt by the Chargers in the opening period of Wednesday night's game. South Dundas went on to win by a 6-2 score . . .
Wednesday, Oct. 16th - Andrew Liezert led the South Dundas Atom C-2 House Lions scoring with four points on a goal and three assists Wednesday night at Morrisburg Arena. At the same time Liezert's team-mates combined for more scoring and a tough defensive game to snatch a 6-2 victory over the Leeds Chargers. The Chargers and the Lions skated back and forth in a see-saw battle, but it was the Lions who managed to complete some nice passing plays, great scoring, and some slick checking through the center zone.
Samuel Schuler wired a Lions’ hat-trick with a pair of goals in the opening period and a single marker in the middle frame. Liezeret assisted on two of the Schuler counters and Carter Turcotte set-up the third goal. Schuler came very close to making it four goals in the middle period but fired just wide of the goalmouth.
Max Noonan and Sawyer Brisson were the only two shooters to beat netminder Lincoln Robinson between the Lions’ pipes, both goals on unassisted efforts.
Only one goal was scored in the final period, that by South Dundas’ Carter Froats when he broke in to beat Deegan Oomen midway through the closing frame. Neither team was penalized in this meeting.
Sam Schuler received “Heart of the Lion” helmet following tonight’s game!
The Atom C-2 House Lions play their next hme game at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Oct. 27th at 4:00 p.m. when the Brockville braves come to the Den.