The Seaway Intermediate Spartans defeated South Grenville 1-0 in the championship game of an all-day tournament on the home field last Tuesday to earn the right to advance to the Intermediate Soccer Championships coming up in Kemptville on Tuesday, October 18. On their way to the local championship the girls defeated St. Mary/St. Cecilia, 5-0, St. Marks, 4-0, and South Grenville 4-0 behind the unbeatable goaltending of Kendra Buter. “It was an outstanding team effort,” said coach Robin Gibbs of the Spartans win. Pictured above members of the team are, kneeling l-r, Sierre Swindells, Abigail Macmillan, Sophia Currier, Brynn Gilmour, Emma Barkley, Emily Hector and Hailey Markell. Goalkeep Kendra Buteer is in front. Back, l-r, are Sierra Dodge, Courtney Casselman, Teisha Mullin, Allison Waytowich, Jessica Ferguson, Mackenzie Whyte, Jane van Moorsel, Taylor Casselman, Sydney Runions and Logan Millward. In the action above, Brynn Gilmour has control of the ball and teammate Emily Hector (back left) is waiting for the pass. Jane van Moorsel is pictured throwing the ball in.
The South Dundas “Pizza Hut” Novice B Lions continued their tournament success by winning the “A” Championship at the North Dundas Demons Novice B Tournament last Tuesday. In the championship game the Lions defeated the tournament host team Demons, 6-2 while in preliminary action the Lions defeated Smith Falls 3-2 and South Stormont 3-0.
With the tournament title on the line, the Lions faced their county partners the North Dundas Demons.
The Demons came out early and put the pressure on the Lions and were able to grab a 1-0 lead one minute in.
With the Lions on their heels, goalie Brendan Shaver had to come up big to keep the lead to one.
The Lions got going late in the first and Nolan Henry tied the game, 1-1, with only 13 seconds left.
Ben Lapier started the play at his own blue line and made an excellent pass to Henry who stick handled into the offensive zone and beat the Demons goaltender.
In the second period, the Lions had the momentum to take the lead they would not relinquish.
Joshua Broad set up Kayne McCadden as he went top shelf for the 2-1 lead, and moments later Lapier struck from the slot on a pass from Owen Fetterly for a 3-1 Lions lead.
Sitting out the game was defenseman Emytt Fetterly, so Spencer Barclay, Cassidy Bilmer and Trent Rae had to pick up the extra ice time.
In the third, the Lions iced the game with another three counters.
Trent Rae started a play in his own end, getting the puck to Joshua Broad who made a breakout pass to Kayne McCadden which sent him on a breakaway where he would score again.
Off the centre ice draw, McCadden got the puck and broke in on the Demons goalie beating him for the third time, a “hat trick” goal.
Lapier rounded out the Lions scoring before the Demons netted one late for the 6-2 final.
Kayne McCadden was selected for the game MVP award and the Lions were crowned tournament champions.
In their second game against the South Stormont Selects, the Lions grabbed an early lead and then left the rest up to goalie Brendan Shaver who was extremely strong in the Lions cage making several point blank saves.
With the score 2-0 on two goals by Ben Lapier, Selects Owen Carter stick handled to the slot and ripped a shot glove slide that Shaver snagged.
The Selects continued to pressure Shaver who made three saves on a scramble in the blue paint.
The Selects out shot the Lions, but Shaver made all the saves for his second shutout of the season.
Kayne McCadden scored a power-play goal in the third to round out the scoring.
Assists went to Lapier, Owen Fetterly and Nolan Henry.
Brendan Shaver earned his forth tournament game MVP award in only his eighth try this season.
In the tournament opening game, the Lions faced off against the Smith Falls Bears and once again fell behind 1-0 in the first period before Joshua Broad dug the puck out of the corner after it hit the referee’s skates and centered a pass to Ben Lapier who scored with a shot on the ice.
The Bears grabbed a 2-1 lead, before Joshua Broad and Kayne McCadden hooked up on the same line with Kolby Latulippe to score on back to back shifts.
McCadden grabbed as loose puck in the corner after a Spencer Barclay rush and centred it to the slot where Broad was standing all alone.
Broad held the puck until the goalie went down and then shot it over him into the open net.
Moments later Broad would grabbed a loose puck in his own end and banked a pass off the boards to McCadden who went end to end to score the game winner.
Joshua Broad received the game MVP award.
In three tournaments this season, the Lions have earned the “A” Championship in North Dundas, the “B” Championship in Gananoque and they were the “A” Finalist in Finch, losing the “A” Final in overtime.
The South Dundas Atom B Lions packed a powerful offensive punch here Saturday, November 29 when they connected for a 11-2 win over the hosting NGS Braves.
The Braves struck early, just 59 seconds into the first period with an unassisted goal by Mason Mekker.
Cam Shaver evened the score at 7:58, when he took a pass from Quade Mullin, head faked a defender then fired a wrist shot past Braves goaltender Jane McManus.
Just over a minute later, Spencer Barclay set up Sam Connors to give the Lions a 2-1 lead.
Braden McRae tied the game 2-2, after taking a feed from Matthew Lalonde at 3:24, and it appeared that the period would likely end that way until Dryden Buter, from James Martens, put the Lions in front for good with 1:16 left on the clock.
The Lions didn’t look back from that point on and scored four more times in the second.
Owen Patterson got it rolling when he finished off a pretty passing play by his linemates Buter and Martens and Monty Dejong got an unassisted marker to make it 5-2.
Buter made it 6-2, assisted by Patterson and with just 37 seconds left in the period, D-man Nate Paulino got his second of the season, unassisted.
The third period was similar to the second period, with the Lions putting up another four goals.
Dejong got his second of the game after taking a pass from Shaver to make it 8-2.
The Lions got more offence from their defence when Stefan Kronstal got his first goal of the year, unassisted, and Patterson made it 10-2 with help from Dejong.
Buter completed a three goal performance after being setup by his winger Martens to close out the scoring at 2:38 and give the Lions the 11-2 win.
Brayden Lalonde-Thomspon who was called up from the Atom C Lions to play goal, had a good effort in net.
This was the Lions fourth victory in a row.
Lions next action will see them on the road this Saturday in Perth tournament.
Sunday, the Lions will host South Grenville, and are hoping for a win to “leapfrog” them in the standings. The Lions currently sit third in the East, a point behind South Grenville with two games in hand.
This past weekend, two Morrisburg Curling Club mixed teams competed in Winchester at the Gamble against Metcalfe and Russell as well.
Andy Patenaude, Susan McIntosh, Neil Williams and Claire Locke lost their first match to Winchester, but won their afternoon competition against a Russell quartet. That qualified our folks for the ‘B’ championship in the evening.
Our other foursome, Joe McCooeye, Kathy Norg, Mahlon Locke, and Leanne McCooeye lost their morning game to a Russell team, but they dominated play against a Metcalfe challenger to win the other spot in the evening ‘B’ final. That left our two champions battling each other.
Morrisburg’s highlight was the competition for the Gamble plaque with our two athletic teams. Neil Williams was unable to play in the evening match, and Dave McIntosh filled in for him. Both foursomes played very well, but the younger team, skipped by Joe McCooeye, won out and will keep the plaque in our club for the next year. Well done, everyone!
The evening meal was spectacular, by the way. Winchester catered roast pork, roasted potatoes, a variety of vegetables and a fine dessert.
The two teams who won both of their daytime matches also played off in the evening for the ‘A’ title. The Metcalfe foursome prevailed and claimed the Gamble trophy.
Sunday’s two-person bonspiel was re-scheduled because of insufficient entrants. They’ll try again another time soon.
Susan McIntosh took Kathy Norg, Joanne Baker and Claire Locke to the Richmond ladies’ bonspiel last week.
They won their morning game against Pembroke, but dropped their afternoon match against a Carleton Heights foursome.
The meal was excellent, and our ladies have high praise for the atmosphere and the food. They look forward to next year, even though the Richmond Bakery is no longer open.
We have a couple ladies’ teams at bonspiels in Brockville and Lancaster, and we’ll report on those next time.
Today, Glenn Cougler’s annual stick bonspiel is scheduled, and we’ll have the details next time. Four local teams are involved, as well as foursomes from Kemptville, Russell, Winchester, Prescott, Maxville, Lancaster and Cornwall. It’s an all-day affair, so feel free to drop in for some or all of the matches.
Thursday, November 26th three Russell teams will be out in the morning to have a friendly match against 12 of our Thursday mixed curlers. There will be a return visit later. As always, visitors are invited to drop in and watch the matches.
Looking ahead, a “Grey Cup” spiel at the club is planned for November 30th. Tentative plans are for a two-game competition beginning at noon. A lunch and refreshments would be provided for $2, and the evening would see the exhausted but well-fed curlers relaxing in the club’s comfortable chairs to enjoy the 2014 Grey Cup match in athletic company. The western and eastern champions will be decided this weekend. Look over the details in the lounge and