High flying Bears add a victory . . .

Smiths Falls scores on an almost perfect shot that squeezed past Smyth and into the corner . . .

 

Saturday, Jan. 14th - South Dundas’ U-11 C Lions continue to seek that elusive first victory of the regular season after dropping  a 5-1 decision to the 2nd-place Smiths Falls Bears. The  U-11 division of the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League priestly ha the Kemptville Royals holding top spot with the bears 4-points back. 

        Neither team managed to beat net minders Pyper Smyth in the Lions net or Cameron Fordyce playing between the pipes for the visiting Bears. But the Smith Falls fans erupted in thunderous applause when the Bears Landon Donaghy finally managed to beat Smyth after 28-minutes of furious back and forth action through the first and second periods.

        The Bears went up 2-0 and then 3-0 in the final minute of play on a second counter from Donaghy and a single from Jacob Grimes. 

        The visitors doubled the stubborn Lions in the final period on a 2-1 count with goals by Zachary Brady and Tripp Thompson. Unfortunately for Smiths Falls net minder Fordyce, and fortunately for South Dundas, Duncan De Vries did waltz through the visiting defence and unload a great shot that stole the shut-out  to keep the game entertaining.

        The Lions next home game is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4th when the Lions host the Brockville Braves on Saturday, Feb. 4th at noon.

The Bears Zachary Brady surprised the Lions unloading this backhander to put mirths Falls up 4-1 . . .
The Bears Zachary Brady surprised the Lions unloading this backhander to put mirths Falls up 4-1 . . .

Lions determination gets a break . . .

Saturday, Dec. 17th - The South Grenville U11-C Rangers visited Morrisburg Arena on Saturday past and returned to their home base two points richer in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League standings. And the host South Dundas Lions determination to score a victory now gets to enjoy a Christmas break in their schedule, and regroup for when the 2nd-half of the regular season schedule kicks off in early January.

        Stand-out performances by Sebastian LeBlanc-Stitt, Silas Gray and Emmett O’Grady saw the Rangers score two goals in each of the game’s three periods to over power the home team Lions on a 6-1 score. The Lions are still seeking their first victory of the season.

        The Rangers were forced to work for their victory on this day, as the South Dundas fore-checking was relentless. However, the skill sets the three aforementioned South Grenville players brought to the game made a huge difference.

       LeBlanc-Stitt and O’Grady each scored singles in the opening period followed by Siias Gray’s hat-trick in the middle frame and into the final period. Hunter Easterboork gave the Rangers a 5-0 lead midway thru the final period before the Lions solved the route to getting the puck past Ranger’s netminder David Bareke.

         Chase Pelligrini notched the lone Lion’s goal in this game, that assisted by Emmett Beckstead with three minutes remaining on the game clock. South Grenville closed the scoring in this one when Silas Gray bent the twine for the 4th time in the contest.

        South Dundas’ U-11 C Lions return to the ice on Saturday, Jan. 8th when they travel to Smiths Falls to meet the  2nd-place Bears. The locals next home game will be a Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, Jan. 14th when those same Bears come to town for a 12-noon start.


U11-C Lions still seeking elusive 1st-win . . .

U11-C Lions netminder Piper Smyth tips this shot by the goalmouth

in her first turn between the Lions pipes. 

 

Saturday, Nov. 5th - South Dundas’ U11-C Lions hosted the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League’s 2nd-place North Dundas Demons on Saturday at Morrisburg Arena and after three periods of action came up short on the scoreboard.

        Several opportunities to get on the scoreboard were turned  way by some excellent goaltending at the North Dundas goalmouth. One opportunity for the to date winless Lions, late in the opening period, saw sniper Emmett Beckstead snare a bouncing puck and beat Demons net minder Jesse Rodney for the Lions lone counter.

        Graesibn Fields and Sam Toonders each scored a pair of goals for North Dundas with singles going to Luke Hubble, Adam Cooper, Calder Cameron, amen Sloan, Eden Desormeaux and Dean Geymonat.

        The game went all three periods without an infraction to the rules being logged.

        The U11-C Lions return to Morrisburg Arena, following an extended road schedule, on Sunday, Nov. 20th at 2:00 p.m. when these same Demons return for another round.


Royals hot 2nd-period dumps Lions . . .

The Lions shuts down the slot against the Royals on Saturday . . .

 

Saturday, Oct. 29th - The U11-C House South Dundas Lions traded opening and closing period goals against the Kemptville Royals-1 on Saturday morning at Morrisburg Arena. But it was the Royals hot scoring in the middle frame that saw the host Lions drop the game on a 5-3 score.

        Ethan Firlotte and Hunter Roy managed to beat Lions net minder Findlay Mossman in the opening period while the locals relied on Duncan DeVries and Emmett Beckstead to tie the game.

        In the middle period Luca Rissi and Jacob Meisner each added a single to the Royals score sheet closing the stanza with a 4-2 Royals lead.

        The two teams traded goals in the final period when DeVries cut the visitors lead to a single goal midway in. Three minutes later Firlotte, with his second of the night, put Kemptville up by a pair with the Royals fifth counter, closing the contest in a 5-3 victory.

        Next up for the Lions at the Den will be Saturday, Nov. 5th when the North Dundas Demons come to town for a noon puck drop. Fans are urged to come out an witness some non-stop action by these budding, future Morrisburg Lion stars.