Braves overpower Lions in 4-1 SD-loss . . .

Saturday, Jan. 28th - South Dundas’ U-11 Rep Lions dumped the last place Leeds Chargers by a 4-1 score on Saturday, Jan. 21st. In winning that game the Lions moved up a single point on the Chargers. And by virtue of a 2-2 tie against the visiting Kemptville Royals on Saturday, Oct. 29th at Morrisburg Arena the Lions will most likely close their regular season schedule holding 10th-place in the 11-team group.

        The Alexandria Glens lead the U-11 Rep division in a very tight 5-team battle with the South Stormont Selects and the Brockville Braves are a very thin single point back in second and third places respectively. The Smiths Falls Bears are in 4th-place with 25 points and then the North Dundas Demons, with 10-wins and a single tie hold 21-points for 5th-place. 

        On Saturday afternoon at Morrisburg the Lions showed no quit in hosting the Brockville Braves in a game where the most significant difference was the physical size of the visitors compared to the home=team Lions.

        Brockville grabbed a 2-0 lead in opening period before South Dundas’ Bentley Johnson notched his team’s only goal when he hammered a Coleson Sadler attempt and rebound past Braves net minder Jack Poitras late in the frame. Samuel Poitras and Noah Bissonette fired the Brockville goals on assists by Logan Veinotte and Miller Febrile.

        Kale Dacon beat Lion’s goaltender Nico Cheffer for the only goal of the middle period on a Brayden Whitehorne/Aden Roy set-up and Whitehorne recorded the only goal of the final period, that on an unassisted effort 4-minutes in.

         The Lions final game of the season is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 12th when they travel to Long Sault to play the 2nd-place South Stormont Selects in a 12 Noon start.


U-11 Rep Lions in tight game with Colts . . .

This goal mouth battle shows the determination and intensity of U-11 Rep players on Saturday

at Morrisburg Arena in a very close game between the South Dundas Lions and the Cornwall Colts . . .

 

Saturday, Jan. 14th - The U-11 B Rep Lions skated goal for goal with the Cornwall Colts on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena, keeping the high scoring visitors in check through all but four minutes of the heated challenge. In the dying minutes of the final period in this unbelievably exciting game James Frigault raced from the Cornwall zone, hit line-mate Callan Dionne with a perfect pass and Dionne put the puck behind Lions netminder Nic Cheffer for the game winning goal.

        The two teams went goal for goal through the three periods aside from the Colts netting the winning marker. The Lions were in the lead initially when Dawson Templeton fed Bentley Johnson who beat the tenacious checking of the Colts and whistled a shot past Cornwall netminder Jaxson Pidgeon for the game’s opening goal. Just thirteen seconds later Logan Grant tied the score when he beat Cheffer on a James Frigault play.

        Second period action saw each team score a pair of goals. Luke Lemoyre relayed a Conner Bonneville pass into the Lions net that Templeton matched just one minute later. The South Dundas speedster then set up Jake Casselman to give the Lions the lead. Before the middle frame ended Milo Dechamps hammered a goal mouth rebound past Cheffer to tie the contest after 30 minutes.

        The Colts Luke Lemoyre put the visitors up by a single midway through the final frame with his second of the afternoon from Logan Grant. And again the Lions tied the score 22 seconds following, with Georgia Elliott beating Pidgeon on a Ty Merkley pass.

        Late in the game Dionne scored the winning counter.


Beckstead does her part for U11 Reps . . .

Tuesday, Nov. 29th - South Dundas U11 Rep Lions continue to work toward a victory, and to accomplish the persistent road blocks that get in the way of that reality. On Tuesday evening at Morrisburg Arena the Lions, winless in 10 outings, brought up Affiliate Rebecca Beckstead to guard the net while regular goaltender, Nico Cheffer, battled a nagging malade.

        In fact, Cheffer wasn’t the only one not dressed on this evening. The entire list of affiliates, Clare Robinson, Jaeger Baldwin, Greyson Durant and Luca mIlls were unavailable.

        Rebecca Beckstead’s call up was exactly what this team needed. Facing the Demons, the hottest scoring entry in the entire division, the Lions’ Beckstead allowed a minuscule single goal in each of the three periods, drastically cutting into the Demons posted 4.3 goals per outing. Unfortunately the Lions, who have averaged just 1.3 goals per game this season, were shut-out over the duration of the game.

        Colton Wylie opened the game scoring in this Demons/Lions affair when he belted the puck past Beckstead on an Aaron Jansens setup for the 1-0 lead late in the frame.

        Evan Plooy gave the visitors a 2-0 lead when he relayed a Lukas Fodey pass into the South Dundas net. 

        In the closing 18 minutes Plooy returned to the Lions zone, snared a pass from Lucas Boyd and whistled a wrist shot into the twine for the 3-0 North Dundas victory.

        On Saturday at 2:00 p.m. the South Dundas Lions host the North Dundas Demons at Morrisburg Arena in a return match that will require every fan in South Dundas and every fan in Whoville, including the Grinch, to come out and cheer on our team. The Lions desperately need a victory, a challenge that has eluded the team for 10 games to date in this regular season. 

Let’s Go South Dundas. Go Lions Go!!!!

Rangers tattoo Lions on 4-1 count . . .

Lion's goaltender Nico Cheffer stops a scoring attempt by

two of the South Grenville Rangers during Saturday afternoon's regular

season game at Morrisburg Arena, one of numerous stops this

talented young goaltender registered . . . 

 

Saturday, Nov. 26th - Working as hard as could be expected simply wasn’t enough to turn away the South Grenville Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena. The South Dundas U11 Rep squad of Lions continues to seek there initial victory of the season, to date posting a single tie and six losses in regular season action.

        The Rangers, on this day, opened the game scoring with a pair of counters in the 1st-period and added another two goals in the middle period for a 4-1 victory.

        Jake Casselman fired the single Lions goal when he beat the South Grenville defence and whistled a shot to the far side of the visitors net that cleanly beat net minder Logan Wynands. Colesen Sadler drew the lone assist on the goal. Casselman cut the 2-0 Rangers lead to a single with that counter. Kambden Brown and Blake Byrd had each scored from the slot with wicked wristers beating the Lions goal tender Nico Cheffer and giving the visitors the 2-0 go-ahead.

        Brown later would race in on Cheffer again  in the middle period with near the same play, again netting one for the Rangers. Jaxon Chester fired the final goal of the game, this time on an Avery Millar set up to record the 4-1 win.

        The Lions travel to Leeds on Sunday, Nov. 27th for a noon game against the 9th-place Chargers. The South Dundas team returns to Morrisburg Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 29th to host the 3rd-place Brockville Braves in what should be an exciting contest.

Bears feast on opportunities for scoring . . .

Two attacking Bears are turned away by netmindar Nico Cheffer

on this scoring attempt in the opening period of Saturday's game . . .

 

Saturday, Nov. 5th - South Dundas’ U11-B Rep entry is in a tough, 11-team division in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League this season. After four games the team has recorded a single point on a tie and accumulated three losses. 

       This past weekend the Lions hosted the 3rd-place, undefeated Smiths Falls Bears in a lopsided contest that saw the visitors head home carrying a 9-0 victory. 

        The Bears feasted aggressively, grabbing a 3-0 lead in the opening period, added four more counters in the middle frame and eased off on Lion’s net minder Nico Cheffer in the closing period with a pair of goals.

        The Lions next home game will be on Sunday, Nov. 13th at 2:00 p.m. when the 4th-place Alexandria Glens come to Morrisburg. 

Cheffer slides with the shooter and beat the Bears shooter on the play . . .

 

U11-Rep Lions tie Royals in barn burner . . .

South Dundas' Bentley Johnson is stopped on this scoring attempt by

the Royals cagey netminder William Peckford . . .

 

Saturday, Oct. 29th - In a closely fought struggle for victory the South Dundas Lions skated stride for stride and fired goal for goal against the determined Kemptville Royals entry in the U11-B Rep division of the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League. After three periods of fans leaning and cheering back and forth from their seats the two teams traded hand shakes on a 2-2 tie.

       South Dundas has yet to post a victory in the young 2022-23 regular season while the Royals are in 4th-place in league standings on 2-wins and a tie.

       Bently Johnson opened the game scoring tipping the puck past William Peckford in the Royals net following a Greyson Lemire scoring attempt. Nathan Hambly got that one back with 30-seconds remaining in the 1st-frame when he relayed a Tristan Bronzman/Carson Gereghty set-up past Nico Cheffer for a 1-0 lead. 

        Each team had a man-advantage on minor penalties in the middle period but neither squad was able to add to the scoring column on the game sheet.

      The visiting Royals took the lead midway through the third period when Blake Forbes beat Cheffer to put his team up on a 2-1 count. Three minutes following the Lions hardworking Georgia Elliott stole the puck in the Royals zone, drew the defence and netminder to the side of the cage and with a perfectly placed pass, gave Dawson Templeton the opportunity to tie the game. Templeton was true to the task, flipping the puck into the open net.

        The Lions had one power play chance in the dying minutes of the game but again were shut down by the Kemptville defence and the hot glove of Peckford.

        On Saturday, Nov. 5th at 2:00 p.m. the Lions will host the 3rd-place Smiths Falls Bears at Morrisburg Arena. This group puts on a great game of fan loving hockey.

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