Monday, Jan. 20th - South Dundas’ Peewee C entry has had a tough year to date. This gang has dressed and stepped onto the ice for 19 games. They are at the bottom of the standings with a single victory, behind Brockville only because Brockville, to date, has two games in hand. Neither will make the playoffs.
In those 19 games this team has shown up, dressed, and given it they’re all each and every time. They’ve scored 25 goals, allowed 123 goals against, and accordingly, they are still having fun.
On Monday evening at Morrisburg Arena the Peewee C Lions gained their third point of the season in a 2-2 tie with the 8th-place South Grenville C-1 Rangers. Like the start of a spring bloom are these guys going to blossom for a playoff run?
Owen Macdonald opened the scoring in the game when he relayed a Travis Walter pass into the Lions first goal for the only marker in the period. The Rangers came back to tie the score early in the middle period when Wyatt Woodcock fired a shot high on Logan Hoger. Hayden Biccum-Vigneault assisted on the Woodcock marker.
MIdway through the second period Emily Swerdfeger completed a Brody Duncan play to put the Lions up by a single for the second time in the game. Unfortunately the Rangers came back and tied the game again in the third period, this time with Alden Boswick setting up Woodcock for his second goal of the game.
Neither team managed to score in the closing time, ending the game in a 2-2 tie. The Lions next home game is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 22nd when the Brockville Braves come to the Lions den for an 8:00 p.m. start.
Lions' netminder Logan Hoger couldn't hold off Evan Migneault on this opportunity as the big Rangers forward pounded the puck into the South Dundas net. Migneault scored a pair of goals in the 6-0 win . . .
Saturday, Jan. 11th - To say goaltender Logan Hoger had a busy day in the net backing up the South Dundas Peewee C team may be putting it mildly. Hoger held the 6th-place South Grenville C-2 Rangers to a single goal in the opening period, shut them out in the middle frame and was overwhelmed in the final stanza when the Lions hosted a 6-0 loss at Morrisburg Arena.
The Peewee C Lions will not be challenging opponents in the playoff picture this year. To date the team has scored two points on a single victory over the Brockville Braves on Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2019. Brockville currently sports a comparable record to the Lions own scores, but they do have four games in hand and have scored more goals in the 10-team division.
On Saturday afternoon the Rangers skated into the Lions zone in wave after wave over the 18-minute final period. Although netminder Hoger made the initial stop on many of the scoring chances afforded the South Grenville team, he was beaten on five occasions, most in goalmouth scrambles,
Wesley Peters gave the visiting Rangers the lead on the only goal in the opening period. With Hoger shutting the door in the middle frame the Rangers stepped it up a notch in the closing period. Evan Migneault fired a pair of counters with singles going to Jordan DeJong, Dexter Pinhey and Noah Halliday.
The Lions served out three minor infractions in this contest while their guests were called on four minor penalties.
The Lions next home game will be on the ice at Morrisburg Arena on Monday, Jan. 20th at 8:00 p.m., this time hosting the 8th-place South Grenville C-1 Rangers. If you appreciate effort in this sport, come out and watch these two teams go to 'battle'. It's great competition.
Saturday, Jan. 4th - It’s been just a few days off the 3-month mark since the South Dundas Peewee C Lions won a hockey game. This gang of fun-loving shinny aficionados have scored 16 goals over the 13 lost games since that winning day in Brockville. It was over the Braves, that they walked out of the arena there with a 6-4 win.
The Lions are in the bottom spot in league standings, or at least tied for the bottom spot, 10th-place, in points. Those same Braves they once defeated are secure in 9th-place, have been on the ice three fewer times and have scored 33 goals this season, eight more than the Lions. The Braves single victory came back in late October when they whipped the 8th-place South Grenville Rangers 1 on a 7-5 count.
On Saturday last the Lions travelled to Kemptville, hosted to a game with the league leading Royals C-1 squad, and came away on the short side of a 10-2 loss that did little to enhance their goals against average. But, for the Lions, it was still another fun day on the ice.
The Royals took a 2-0 opening period lead, added five more counters in the middle frame and topped the count up to 10 goals in the final 15 minutes. Somewhere early in the final period the Lions Logan Casselman fired a pair of goals in just eight seconds, both set-up by Brody Duncan, in what had to be the game’s most astonishing moment. And all of their team-mates smacked the boards with their sticks and cheered loudly, like youngsters having great fun do.
Possibly the most remarkable fact surrounding this Lions team is in that they, as a team, have not acted out frustration with a long list of penalties through this long list of game losses. They have returned to center ice each and every goal, and they have attempted to win the face-off. Just like they’ve constantly committed themselves to working to the best of their ability during any given contest. The way they enjoy working to win a game.
If you enjoy watching young people having fun, this is the team to come out and see.
These Peewee C Lions host the 6th-place South Grenville Rangers C-2 entry on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena. And they encourage you, should you be driving by the arena around 1:30 p.m., to drop in and add your efforts to supporting the team, maybe with a few cheers. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face . . .
Lions Brody Duncan trips and falls on TJ Holder, the Leeds net-minder . . .
Saturday, Dec. 21st - South Dundas’ Peewee C House Lions got off to their fastest start of the season at Morrisburg Arena on Saturday afternoon. The game puck barely hit the ice for the opening face off when Logan Casselman snapped it up, streaked down the ice and fired a shot past Leeds net-minder TJ Holder for the games opening goal.
Seven minutes later Casselman did it again, scoring his second unassisted goal of the game and putting his team into a 2-0 lead. The opposition was a little more than surprised considering they currently hold on to 5th-place in the regular season standings and the Lions are in 10th-place. Leeds has 20 points on 10 victories in 15 games. The Lions have two points on one win in 15 games.
In fact. the Chargers were straight out miffed. And they did come CHARGING back!
Leeds’ Orien Cowan beat the Lions for a pair of goals in the following minute, the first unassisted and the second assisted by Brent McHard. The game was tied and the Lions were fighting to keep their visitors in check.
The Chargers unleased the dogs in the middle period, firing six goals including Cowan with his third and fourth of the game and both Seth Laming and JJ McCarthy adding a pair each. The second period closed with Leeds in an 8-2 lead.
McCarthy would add his third of the game and increase the lead to a 9-0 score. The eventual winning stat.
The Lions sat out a single minor in this contest while the Chargers were called on four minor infraction. The South Dundas Peewee B House entry next hosts the Smiths Falls Bears on Saturday, Dec. 28nd at 1:30 p.m.
Lions goaltender Hogan Loger gets defensive help from the Larocque gang (Callum and Camryn) on
Saturday at Morrisburg Arena . . .
Saturday, Dec. 14th - The South Dundas Peewee C House Lions ran into the North Dundas C1 Demons at Morrisburg, managing to hold the regular season 3rd-place entry off the score board for the first period. The Demons kicked it up in the middle period with a single goal and added a pair in the closing stanza to take a 3-0 victory back to North Dundas.
Jacob Miller scored the game’s first goal late in the middle period on a pass from Grayden Gasrlough, slipping the pass around Loin’s netminder Logan Hoger.
The Demons are attempting to overtake the Kemptville C1 Royals, which, if they are successful, will put two North Dundas teams in the two top spots in the league regular season standings. The Lions on the other hand, continue seeking their second victory of the year.
Affiliate player, Koen Myers beat Hoger to give the North Dundas team a 2-0 lead midway through the third period and then returned to add a second goal with Miller picking up the assist. Shawn Hollister assisted on Myers’ first goal.
The Peewee C Lions next host the 4th-place Leeds Chargers on Saturday, Dec. 21st at Morrisburg Arena in a 1:30 p.m. start.
Saturday, Dec. 7th - The Peewee C House Lions travelled to Ottawa for the Annual SensPlex Holiday House League Tournament over the past weekend, taking part in three games over two days, before bowing out to the competition. The Lions dropped their opening game on Friday afternoon to the Gatineau Barons on a 4-1 score, In their second match on Saturday morning the Lions went down on a 6-0 score to the Hull Aigles and bowed out after dropping a third game to the Nepean entry on a very close 4-3 score.
In the opening game the Barons grabbed a 2-0 lead scoring one in the first period and adding a second in the middle frame before the Lions Logan Casselman potted a goal from Jackson Turcotte.
Gatineau then added another goal prior to the second period ending and a fourth goal in the closing period.
Up first thing on Saturday morning the Lions hit the ice at 8:15 a.m. for their second match, this time against the Hull Aigles. The South Dundas entry did manage to accumulate seven minor penalties but couldn’t crack the scoring column on the game sheet. Hull recorded a 2-0 lead in the opening period, increased the margin to 5-0 in the middle stanza and closed the game at 6-0 before the final buzzer.
In their final game the Lions showed no quit, running with the Nepean entry in a 3-3 tie up until only four minutes remained in the game. Unfortunately the Aigles Cyril Hendy broke into the Lions zone and Hendy fired a shot past Lions’ netminder Logan Hoger for the winning goal. Aedan Norris, Owen MacDonald and Logan Casselman each scored for the Lions in this one.
The Peewee C House South Dundas team plays their next home game at the Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, Dec. 14th at 1:30 p.m. when the Demons from North Dundas come to town.