Logan Hoger covers up after stopping a Royals break while Lions Kamryn Larocque and Logan Casselman offer support . . .
Saturday, Nov. 16th - South Dundas’s Peewee C entry in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League may be struggling, but according to the players, they are having fun.
Holding down the final spot in the 10-team league standings the Lions hosted the 7th-place Kemptville Royals 1 on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena and were outscored in a somewhat lopsided manner. But before it was over, Brody Duncan and Emily Swerdfeger stole the Kemptville netminder’s bid for a shutout when Duncan slipped the puck past Aston Hillier early in the 3rd-period. Swerdfeger registered the assist.
The Lions will next host the 2nd place North Dundas Demons 1 on Saturday, Dec. 14th at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 8th - The South Dundas Peewee C House Lions are seeking their second victory of the season this week when the league’s 6th-place Kemptville Royals come to Morrisburg Arena. The game has a scheduled puck drop set for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16th. This one should be a 'marked calendar' game for hockey fans with the Lions improving play getting more exciting each time out. That improved play was evident in this past week's contest when the Lions came very close to upsetting South Grenvillle in a game that ended on a 4-3 note.
In action versus 3rd-place South Grenville Rangers, the Lions, in spite of a dominating middle period during which the locals stole the game lead, lost the contest on a 4-3 count. The Rangers' Charlie Sloan opened the game scoring early in the 1st-period when he beat Lion’s netminder Logan Hoger for a 1-0 lead with the only goal of the frame.
Second period action saw the South Dundas entry come alive. The hot hands of Aiden Norris tied the score early and Jude Dagenbloom put the Lons in front midway through the period. Logan Casselman and Owen MacDonald each drew assists on the goals.
The Rangers rallied to tie the score late in the period when Michael Warden slipped one past Hoger. That goal sparked Aiden Norris again and the sharp-shooter gave the Lions the lead for the third time in the game when he beat Marissa Longtin on an unassisted play. The middle frame closed with the Lions in front on a 3-2 score.
Wyatt Woodcock tied the count again early in the final period when he beat the Lions defence and in turn a defenceless goaltender on a three way play with Landen Armstrong and Myles Griffiths. Try as they might the Lions couldn’t get a sustained attack working fluidly enough to add to their goal count. Late in the period the Rangers were successful in beating the Lions for the games winning and final goal. Jack Biccum fired the deciding counter on a pass from Charlie Sloan for the two point decision.
Lions Peewee C House net minder Logan Hogar is about to take one for the team in this photo from the game against the South Grenville Rangers on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena. The Lions dropped an 8-3 loss . . .
Saturday, Nov. 2nd - Although South Dundas’ Peewee C-1 Lion entry came out of the gate flying on Saturday, the effort could not hold off the visiting 4th-place South Grenville 2 Rangers squad. The Rangers were out for a victory and they seized it with a 3-1 opening period lead, a 3-1 second period count and a 2-1 scoring set in the last frame. The 8-3 final left the Rangers solidly in 4th-place in league action while the home team Lions are holiing down 8th-spot.
The Rangers Wesley Peters and the Lions Owen Macdonald traded markers in the opening two minutes followed by Jocelyn Sanger and Jason Langlois adding singles for South Grenville.
In the middle period Logan Casselman added a second Lions goal before he was outdone by Shelby Dean, then Wesley Peters and Jayson Langlois each scored their second of the game.
Evan Migneault and Jocelyn Sanger with her second finished the scoring for the Rangers in the final period, giving the leaders an 8-2 lead. Logan Cassleman fired his second for the Lions, closing the game scoring at 8-3. Each team sat out two minor infractions in this game.
The Peewee C1 Lions next host the 6th-place Kemptville 1 Royals in a game at Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, Nov. 16th at 1:30 p.m. if you need some relaxation time and a hot chocolate . . .
Emily Swerdfeger led her team-mates to victory in Brockville last week when the South Dundas Peewee C Lions dumped the home team Brockville Braves on a 6-4 score. Swerdfeger scored late in the middle period and again early in the final period when she notched the winning counter for the victory. Sierra Latulippe recorded an assist on Swerdfeger’s first goal and the second went unassisted.
Each team scored a single counter in the opening period. Ben Mussett put the home team in front with an unassisted marker with less than two minutes remaining in the first period. The Lions’ Owen Macdonald needed just 19 seconds to get that one back on a pass from Jude Dagenbloom.
Second period action saw the Lions grab control, outscoring their opponents on a 3-2 note with Brody Duncan, Kamryn Larocque and Swerdfeger each adding a single. Macdonald added an assist to his output count when he set up the Duncan goal. Connor Lemeiux added a pair for the Braves to keep the game honest with Vince Mulder and Davison adding assists. The period closed with the Lions leading 4-3.
In the final frame the visiting Lions outscored their hosts 2-1 and picked up the 6-4 victory. Following Connor Lemeiux’s hat-trick goal to tie the score, Swerdfeger put the Lions in front to stay and Owen Macdonald sent Logan Casselman to the net to score the insurance marker for the Lions.
Next home game for the Peewee C1 Lions will be Saturday, Nov. 2nd at Morrisburg Arena when the South Grenville Rangers come to town for a 1:30 p.m. start.