The unidentified Kemptville Royals player in this photo battled his way through the Lions defence
to get a shot, but was turned away by net minder Lincoln Robinson . . .
Tuesday, Jan. 24th - In an unannounced and unintended goaltending demonstration at Morrisburg Arena on Tuesday evening, the fans in attendance were presented one of the most exciting and very best displays and great net minding we have seen in following South Dundas Minor Hockey (or any other hockey) over the past 15 years.
To be fair, an explanation points out that (recently turned) 12-year-old Lincoln Robinson who plays for the U-13 Rep South Dundas Lions (15-2-2 over 19-games) was called up to the U-15 B Lions to play goal. To say he was nervous starting the game may be close to the truth, but replacing the word ‘nervous’ with ‘excited’ would be fair. The South Dundas U-15 B Lions currently hold 7th-place in an eight team division and were hosting the 1st-place, high scoring Kemptville Royals U-15 2 entry.
Robinson, without question, stole the show in spite of giving up a 3-1 loss, and his performance so impressed his teammates on this night that the Lions shut out the Royals in the final period. Even on that note, the Royals were on the top side of the game ‘shots on goal’ and quality scoring opportunities throughout the three periods. And Robinson was beaten on the 3rd goal while sprawled on the ice in a high-traffic goal mouth battle.
Daniel Johnson and Graeme Mellon each scored singles in the opening frame, Johnson’s netted on the first shot on the Lions net. But Robinson bounced right back up to his feet.
The visitors went up 3-0 in the middle period as the result of a goal mouth scramble during which Cameron Jordan dug the puck out of the crowd and flipped it over an outstretched Lions net minder.
In the final stanza, with the Royals Mellon in the penalty box, Mason Roderick managed a breakaway and raced across the blue line unleashing a hard and accurate wrist shot that beat Kemptville’s net minder Logan Hoger cleanly.
Both teams poured it on for the duration of the final frame with the Lions trying to squeeze out a tie and the Royals working hard to hold off wave after wave of attacks in their zone.
A great game for the fans on this night.
The Lions travel to Winchester to play the 4th-place North Dundas Demons on Monday, Jan. 30th in a 7:00 p.m. start, then return to Kemptville on Saturday, Feb. 4th to play the 6th-place Kemptville Royals 1 in their final regular season game.
Sunday, Jan. 15th - The South Grenville Rangers who currently hold down 3rd-place in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League standings bounced the 7th-place South Dundas Lions in U-15 B hockey on Sunday afternoon at Morrisburg Arena. The Rangers scored a pair in each of the opening and middle periods and added a power play counter late in the final frame for the 5-1 victory.
The Lions are now 5-12-1, W-L-T after 18 games. Kemptville II leads the division with a 15-3-0 record and a wining percentage of .833.
Landon Dioguardi scored a pair of 1st-period goals less than a minute apart in this game, his performance followed in the middle period by teammate Hunter Ford, who scored two goals in 6-seconds.
Chase Alger scored the lone Lions counter when he finished a Sammy Schuler/James Barrie play in the final period.
Leading 4-0 the Rangers relaxed the play in the final period, although they did take advantage of a power play opportunity late in the frame when Blake Edwards fired the final goal of the game.
Kemptville Royals 1 bounce Lions at Morrisburg . . .
Monday, Jan. 17th - The 6th-place Kemptville Royals 1 squad blasted into town on Monday evening, hammered 8-counters over the home team’s goal line and left the community with no more than two minor infractions during the 60-minute contest.
The 7th-place Lions, after falling behind by a single goal early in the opening period, netted a single by Chase Alger with a helper from Callum Larocque.
The Royals, after taking an early game lead and closing the first period in a single goal tie, opened up in the middle frame with four unanswered goals and added three more in the final 15 minutes for the 8-1 victory. Lane Geleynse scored a single and added three helpers in the winning cause while Owen Maxwell, Brody Sowdon and Carson Forbes each had a pair of goals. Connor Veal netted a single marker for the winning side.
The Lions travel to Kemptville on Saturday, Jan. 21st to meet the 1st-place Royals II entry and return to Morrisburg Arena on Monday, Jan. 23rd for the second half of that home and home challenge. Morrisburg puck drop is slated for 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 2nd - South Dundas’ U15-B Lions slayed the proverbial dragon on Monday evening at Morrisburg Arena when the 7th-place local entry doubled on their North Dundas counterparts, the Demons. It was the 4th-win of the season for the Lions, compared to 9-losses and a tie, giving them 9-points on 14 outings. The Demons hold 3rd-place on 9-wins and 4-losses with a pair of ties for 19-points.
Austin Workman opened the game scoring with his first of a pair on the night when he beat Demon’s net minder Cohen Bilmer for the games first hit on the scoreboard. Chase Alger notched the assist. Almost exactly one minute later Kade Young evened the count when he snapped the puck past Joel Perrault on an Aiden LeClair set up.
North Dundas gained the lead early in the middle period when Trale Minion streaked in on Perrault to score the Demons second goal, this time unassisted. That goal brought Owen Smyth to the front of the North Dundas net and he put the puck behind Gilmer to tie the count at a pair. Alger picked up his second assist.
Early in the final period the Lions stepped it up a notch against a Demon’s team that could have been suffering Christmas turkey intake. Chase Alger fired the game’s winning goal less than 2-minutes into the final frame on a great set-up from James Barrie.
Turning to their defensive skills the Lions worked an all out effort on the visitors, forcing the Demon’s Noah Wilson to take a two-minute break on a minor offence. Austin Workman and Reed McCadden needed just 15-seconds to record the game’s only power play goal, the insurance marker, with Workman getting the honors on the effort in the 4-1 victory.
The Lions next home game is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15th at Morrisburg Arena when the 4th-place South Grenville Rangers come to town for a 6:30 p.m. start. The following evening, Monday, Jan. 16th, the Lions host the 5th-place Kemptville Royals 1 in an 8:00 p.m. start at the venue on Ottawa Street.
Joel Perrault turned this shot away and was aided by Reed McCadeen in stopping
the offensive attack by the Smiths Falls Bears . . .
Monday, Dec. 5th - The Smiths Falls Bears continued to move forward in U15 B action on Monday evening at Morrisburg Arena scoring a 6-3 win over the South Dundas Lions. The Bears are holding in 3rd-place, threatened by the South Greville Rangers who sit 4-points back with 4 games in hand. The Lions meanwhile are in 7th-place in the 8-team division with three wins, a single tie and eight losses after 12 starts.
In Monday evening’s game the visiting Smiths Falls entry went up 1-0 in the opening period, led 4-1 after two and closed the third in a 6-3 victory.
Darrien Baker, Chase Alger and James Barrie netted singles for the Lions with Connor McCurdy recording a pair of assists. Single assists went to Reed McCadden, Austin Workman, Chase Alger and James Barrie.
Colton Staples fired four goals for the Bears winning cause with Reed King and Nate McLean each notching singles.
On Tuesday, Dec. 13th the Lions travel to Brockville for a 7:30 p.m. meeting with the Braves and on Monday, Dec. 19th South Dundas is at Spencerville to meet the South Grenville Rangers at 7:30 p.m.
South Dundas' Joel Perrault took this shot in the mask in Friday night's
U15 B game against the South Grenville Rangers . . .
Friday, Nov. 25th - The U15 B Lions are in a tight skirmish to move up from 7th-place to 5th-place in Upper Canada Minor Hockey League regular season standings. But the South Grenville Rangers are locked in a 3-way battle with the Smiths Falls Bears and the Kemptville Royals 2 for top spot, and the Rangers showed why at Morrisburg Arena on Friday evening this week.
South Grenville fired three goals in the opening half of the 1st-period, allowed a single by the Lions in the middle frame and returned with four more counters in the closing 15 minutes to take this one on a 7-1 score.
Chase Alger was the single scorer for South Dundas. He beat South Grenville net minder Lucas Cook on a hard wrist shot from the left circle in the last minute of the middle period.
Jack Biccum, Blake Edwards and Kayla Fleming each scored unassisted singles in the opening period for the Rangers while Jayson Langlois, Charlie Sloan added singles and River Irvine fired a pair, beating Lion’s goaltender Joel Perrault in the final period. Perrault was bombarded with shots throughout the game.
The U15 B Lions next host the front running Kemptville Royals 2 at Morrisburg Arena on Sunday, Nov. 27th in a 6:30 p.m. start.
Clark Chartrand-Blair turns away Chase Alger on a scoring attempt . . .
Monday, Nov. 21st - South Dundas’ U15 Lions came up flat on Monday evening at Morrisburg Arena giving up two points to the 7th-place Brockville Braves in a fat paced game. The Lions were turned away consistently by a stand-up Braves defence in all but one opportunities to put points on the board.
The visitors a Morrisburg Arena score five minutes into the opening period when Oliver Yee beat Lions net minder Joel Perrault. Sam Schuler tied the game less than a minute later when he beat Clark Chartrand-Blair on a great srt-up from Chase Alger and Graham Loucks.
The Braves grabbed the lead before the period ended, added a power-play single in the middle frame and a pair, one power-play, in the closing 18 minutes. The Lions were shut-out following their single in the opening period.
Yee scored his second late in the first period, Andrew Leeder otsch two and Brockville 5th. Goal went to Dax Fontain.
The 6th-place U15 Lions next host the 2nd-place South Grenville Rangers a Morrrisburg Arena in an 8:00 p.m. start on Friday evening, Nov. 25th.
One of five goals scored by Nolan MacNeil on Monday evening at Morrisburg Arena . . .
Monday, Nov. 14th - There is a reason the Smiths Falls Bears and the Kemptville Royals 2 are building a commanding lead in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League U15-B regular season standings. They can score goals! Lots of them . . .
The Bears have netted more than six goals per outing, 14 of them on Monday evening at Morrisburg Arena. The Royals aren't far behind with more than five goals a game and two games in hand over the Bears. Locally the Lions are a bit behind the leaders, although where South Dundas lacks on scoring prowess they lead in enthusiasm. No quitters here.
Reed McCadden scored the single goal for the Lions on Monday evening, that set up by Sammy Schuler early in the final period. It was during a rare moment when the Smiths Falls entry was not bombarding the Lions net and goaltender Joel Perrault with shots. The Bears scored three goals in the opening period, added seven more in the middle frame and closed with an additional four in the final stanza.
The South Dundas U15 B Lions next home game is scheduled for Monday evening, Nov. 21st when the 7th-place Brockville Braves come to town in an attempt to tame the 6th-place Lions. Game time is set for 8:00 p.m.
When South Dundas' Connor McCurdy goes for the net it's with enthusiasm and determination
to hammer the puck past the opposing net minder. Unfortunately for Connor on this night,
Leeds Charger netminder, Eamon Morrison too brought enthusiasm and determination to the game
and he shut out McCurdy several times of the course of the three periods . . .
Monday, Nov. 7th - Aside from running into the determined goaltending of Eamon Morrison, playing between the Charger’s pipes for Leeds on Monday evening at Morrisburg Arena, the South Dundas U15-B Lions held a healthy margin in puck possession time over the course of their fifth regular season game. The home team too was backed by the superb efforts of goaltender Joel Perrault who not only put in a ‘beast’ of a performance in this game, he was credited with a well-earned shutout on the 2-0 outcome!
The Chargers were provided two powerplay opportunities in the opening period of this game, neither of which saw the visitors score. The Lions had a single chance in the opening 15 minutes and they too were turned away.
Second frame action saw South Dundas’ Mathieu Bazinet rifle a shot past Morrison for the game's first goal when Owen Smyth and Reed McCadden organized a great play in the Leeds zone. Seconds prior to the close of the middle period Owen Smyth again initiated an attack, passing off to Austin Workman, then to Noah Biemond who whistled a long, low, corner shot marked for the Lion’s second counter and a 2-0 lead.
Both teams managed scoring opportunities in the closing 15-minute frame, and both ran into great, shutout net minding time and again. Morrison and Perrault stopped all shooters over the duration.
The U15-B Lions are scheduled to host the Smiths Falls Bears at Morrisburg Arena on Monday evening, Nov. 14th, at 8:00 p.m. in what should be a very competitive game. The Lions are currently in 4th-place in league standings, with near exactly the matching statistics of the 3rd-place Bears. Although the Bears have a considerable lead in goals-for stat at 33 over six games, the Lions 20 goals-for stat is after five games, giving them, hopefully, one up on Smiths Falls. The Lions too have three wins against two losses while the Bears are two wins and two ties against two losses.
We’re betting on Kayde McCadden’s South Dundas team in this one.
Monday, Oct. 24th - (Morrisburg) A flurry of three goals in five minutes earned the North Dundas Demons a 7-4 victory over the South Dundas U-15 B House Lions at Morrisburg Arena on Monday evening. The Demons grabbed an opening period 3-goal lead and never looked back.
Noah Lafrance beat Lion’s netminder Joel Perrrault and the South Dundas defence for a pair of counters in the opening four minutes and Kade Young put the visitors up 3-0 midway through the frame.
In the middle period Chase Alger opened the South Dundas scoring on an unassisted marker followed by Reed McCadden netting an Austin Workman set-up to draw the Lions within a single.
Third period action saw Trale Minion and Landon Graham add singles to make it a 6-2 Demons lead before Connor McCurdy fired a rocket on a Joel Onstein play cutting to the lead to 6-3.
Harrison Burt closed the Demons scoring with a single on a Hunter Viau play and Chase Alger closed the game scoring when Mathieu Bazinet set him up late in the final period.
On Sunday, Oct. 30th the 7th-place Lions travel to Smith Falls to meet the 3rd-place Bears in a 3:30 p.m. start, before traveling to Kemptville on Saturday, Nov. 5th for a game with the 5th-place Kemptville Royals-2 at 3:30 p.m.
The Lions next home game is set for Monday, Nov. 5th at 8:00 p.m. at Morrisburg Arena when the 8th-place Leeds Chargers come to town for an 8:00 p.m. game.