Thursday, Dec. 5th - The Midget Rep Demons playing out of the Joel Steele Arena in Winchester are steadily moving into a heated battle for top spot in Upper Canada Minor Hockey League regular season standings with the CharLan Rebels and the league leading South Grenville Rangers.
Over the past week the Demons have added a pair of wins to their record, leaving them in 3rd-place behind the Rangers and Rebels, two teams they will be meeting in the next week.
On Thursday at Kemptville the North Dundas entry spotted the home team Royals a 3-1 lead then shut out their opponents over the final two frames for the 4-3 win. Ashton Durie opened the game scoring midway through the 1st period before Cole Eikelboom got that one back with a little help from Curtis Bowman to tie the game.
The Royals then stretched their lead to a pair before the period closed when Simon Piche and Nic Campeau each scored just 12 seconds apart in the last minute of the frame.
Mason Carr scored the first counter of the middle period, cutting the home team’s lead to a single goal. Eikelboom and Bowman each drew assists on the Carr goal. Nolan Henry then tied the game on an Owen Richardson pass in the final minute of the second period.
The third period had barely started when Curtis Bell scored the last goal of the game and what turned out to be the game winning goal on a Josh Broad set-up.
Each of the teams were called on three minor penalties in this one.
Sunday, Dec. 8th - The Akwasasne Wolves may be scrapping the bottom of the barrel in league standings but they remain a no-quit team on the ice. The North Dundas Demons had their hands full in meeting the Wolves at Winchester on Sunday, holding off a final period attack that came dangerously close to an upset.
Neither team scored in the opening period of this game, and major penalties were assessed to both in the final period before the Demons came away with the 3-2 win. North Dundas grabbed a 3-0 lead in the middle period and the Wolves scored a pair in the final period.
Curtis Bell, Machan Maclean and Josh Broad each counted for a single goal against Akwasasne goaltender Bentley Gray in the second frame.
Early in the final period the Wolves Vance Adams scored an unassisted counter in the first minute of play. That goal was followed by a Khyler Johnson goal with Adams drawing the assist just more than a minute later.
The Demons were called on seven infractions, one a major, while the Wolves served four penalties including a major.
On Thursday, Dec. 12th the Demons head to Cardinal to take on the front-running South Grenville Rangers in a 9:00 p.m. start. Four nights later ~North Dundas hosts the CharLan Rebels at the Joel Steele Arena in Winchester in a 7:00 p.m. start.
Monday, Dec. 2nd - The recognition being provided the Midget B Rep Leeds Chargers in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League just might be very deserving. Some outwardly, some in whispered circles, the Chargers are all too often described as a team that has a misguided attraction to the penalty box.
The recognition, if Monday evening’s game at the Joel Steele Arena in Winchester is any indication, just might be deserving.
The North Dundas Demons were a single goal up at the start of the final period in this game when the Chargers were nailed for nine penalty calls, during which the Demons scored five goals. There is no denying the Demons also served six minor infractions, but when an opponent has a potent power play, it’s normally best to stay away from the penalty box. The game sheet indicates all five of the Demons 3rd-period counters were power play goals.
Josh Broad, with five consecutive set-ups, and Jaymen Heuff, with two goals and two assists, led the North Dundas Demons in this 8-2 thrashing of the visiting Chargers. North Dundas led 2-1 after the first period, increased their lead to 3-1 after 40 minutes and poured in five more goals in the final period for the victory.
Curtis Bowman opened the game scoring on a Heuff assist for the 1-0 lead and Jack Lawrence tied the score when he beat North Dundas netminder Toby Byrne three minutes later. The Demons went ahead on Mason Carr’s counter before the period closed, with assists going to Bowman and Heuff.
Curtis Bell scored the only goal of the middle frame when he picked off a Josh Broad opportunity and caught Chargers netminder Lilly Thompson on the short side.
Gavin Hayden opened the scoring in the final period, cutting the Demons lead to a single once again. That goal ignited the fire in the Demons who cranked the game wide open with five goals in the next 13 minutes. Mason Carr, Nolan Henry and Jaymen Heuff, with two, all scored with Josh Broad drawing the assist. Owen Fetterly notched the final goal of the game on an unassisted counter to record the 8-2 victory.
The Demons next home game will be on Sunday, Dec. 8th at 8:00 p.m. when winless Akwesasne comes to the Joel Steele Arena for an 8:0 p.m. start.
Monday, Nov. 25th - The North Dundas Midget B Rep Demons are settling in for the long haul in the battle for regular season supremacy. The South Grenville Rangers currently lead the Upper Canada League Midget Rep division, but the Rangers have played three more games than most of their competitors.
Charlan’s Rebels are in 2nd-place with seven wins and a pair of ties over 10 games. Then the pack tightens. Cornwall, Kemptville, Leeds, North Dundas and Brockville are all vying for 3rd-place. Cornwall is leading this group with 10 points and Brockville brings up the rear with eight points. Kemptville, Leeds and North Dundas are somewhere in between.
On Monday evening at the Joel Steele Arena the home ice Demons fell behind late in the opening period when Kemptville Royals’ affiliate player, Avery Kelly, wired a shot past net minder Liam Antille from the top of the slot. The goal was unassisted.
The Demons fought back through the remainder of the first and well into the second, twice hitting goalposts when shots cleanly beat Royals goalie Jordan Papineau. Unfor-tunately, each of the hits rebounded away from the open net. Neither team scored through a fast-paced middle period although a number of great opportunities were turned away at both ends of the ice.
In the closing frame, with the Demons gaining control of the play Nolan Henry combined with Josh Broad to set up Curtis Bell for the tying goal with five minutes remaining in the game. Just more than a minute later the slick passing duo repeated the set-up, this time combining with Jayden Rowe for the goal that put North Dundas in front.
As the clock closed on time remaining Simon Piche hit Nathan Davies with a clean pass and Piche, in turn, handed the scoring opportunity to Max Johnston. With five seconds left on the clock Johnston bent the twine behind Antille for the game tying goal. An unfortunate (for the Demons) but beautiful ending to a great game of hockey.
The Royals sat out four minor infractions and one misconduct penalty. The Demons went penalty free in this match.
North Dundas meets the 5th-place Leeds Chargers at the Joel Steele Arena in Winchester on Monday, Dec. 2nd at 7:00 p.m. The Chargers led the Demons by a single point at the time of this post.
Bounce Brockville Braves on a 6-1 score . . .
Monday, Nov 18th - Curtis Bowman fired a goal and three assists and Mason Carr had a pair of goals and a single assist to lead the Midget B Rep Demons from North Dundas over the Brockville Braves at Joel Steele Arena. The Braves are currently tied with the Demons and the Leeds Chargers for 4th-place in league standings, although the Demons and Chargers hold three games in hand on the Brockville team.
The Demons scored a pair of counters in the opening period, added a single in the middle frame and then fired a trio of goals in the final period for the 6-1 victory. Brockville scored their lone goal in the middle frame, and that on a power-play against the free-wheeling Demons.
Bowman registered the opening goal of the game from Carr early in the first period and Curtis Bell put North Dundas up by a pair just prior to the period closing buzzer when he fired one past Toby Byme on a Nolan Henry/Emytt Fetterly play.
Mason Carr gave the Demons a 3-0 lead early in the middle period when the two teams traded goals. Brady Brown was credited with the Braves goal, the only score from the Brockville side in the game.
Jaymen Heuff, Carr and Cole Eikelboom all added single goals in the final period with Owen Richardson and Bowman each drawing a pair of assists. Heuff was credited with an assist on the final goal of the game.
The Demons were called on seven minors and one double minor over the three periods while the Braves sat out four minor infractions and one double minor.
Demons toy with Chargers, then score 6-4 win . . .
Wednesday, Nov. 20th - Machan Maclean scored a natural hat trick, the third consecutive goal early in the final period, to break a 3-3 tie with the Leeds Chargers and go on to gain a 6-4 victory for the North Dundas Midget B Rep Demons on Wednesday evening at Athens. The win has the two teams deadlocked in a tie for 4th-place in league standings, North Dundas having the edge in ‘goals for’.
Curtis Bell opened the game scoring at Athens when he beat Leeds netminder Spencer McCann on a Nolan Henry set-up. Coleman Bailey got that one back for the Chargers and Liam Simpson gave Leeds a 2-1 lead early in the middle frame. Maclean then tied it for the Demons only to have Bailey give the Chargers the advantage in a late second period scoring flurry. Maclean’s second goal from Emytt Fetterly set the final period for a showdown the Demons would win.
Machan Maclean broke a 3-3 tie early in the third frame, again on a Fetterly set-up, followed b Jaymen Heuff on a Curtis bowman/Owen Fetterly play that gave the North Dundas entry a 5-3 advantage. Nolan Henry gave the Demons a 6-3 lead when he relayed a Josh Broad pass into a goal for the final North Dundas score of the night. The Chargers would come back with a counter from the stick of Reagan Donnelly to cut the Demons advantage to 6-4, but too little too late for the home team.
The Demons were called on five minors, four of them in the final period while the Chargers served 6 minors spread over the three periods.
The North Dundas Demon Midgets host 7th place Kemptville on Monday, Nov. 25th at Joel Steele Arena with a scheduled opening face-off set for 7:00 p.m. Hockey fans are take note. This is fast and exciting Midget Rep hockey