Longtime golfer, Mitch Cassell made it a hat trick on Monday when he dropped a hole in one on the par three, 118 yard, 14th hole at the Morrisburg Golf Course. Playing with buddies Gary Breyer, John Vincent and Ray Baker, Cassell recorded his third ace using an eight iron. “I saw it going towards the hole (back centre of the green), but I turned to my golf bag. The guys saw it go in.” Cassell had his other aces on the fifth and second holes. “The old guy can still do the trick,” he said with a grin when asked if that meant he had won all of the day’s money.
The South Dundas Novice C Lions ran into a couple of hot goaltender in Upper Canada Minor Hockey League action in their last two matches and ended up giving up a pair of 4-0 loss.
The Lions travelled to Westport last Saturday, November 8th to play the hosting Rideaus who proved too much for the Lions as they came away with the 4-0 victory.
The young Lions played well, coming up short on numerous scoring opportunities.
Ruby Jansen was a force to be reckoned with at both ends of the ice, earning her “Lion of the Game” honours.
The Lions played host to Kemptville 4 this past Saturday, November 15th.
The powerhouse Panthers broke out quickly to a 3-0 lead in the first and never looked back, on route to a 4-0 win.
The Lions just couldn’t seem to solve Kemptville’s hot goalie, who stymied them at ever chance.
Kade Van Beilen was denied on a glorious opportunity early in the third when he couldn’t quite lift the rubber over the goalie’s outstretched arm, as the defenceman hauled him down from behind. Van Beilen’s line mate, Jack Croteau gave the opposing team fits as he always seemed to be on the puck.
Lanie Verhey and her Legion of Doom line also played an impressive game, controlling the play in both ends of the rink.
“Lion of the Game” was given to power forward Owen MacDonald.
“Number 22 played a great game for us,” coach Froats stated after the game. “He lugged the puck all night and just missed on multiple scrambles around the net.”
The Lions face off against County rival, North Dundas 1, in a midweek tilt before hosting them back at home Saturday for the much anticipated Lions Day.
The South Dundas “We Can Contracting” Novice B Lions were in Finch on Saturday, for the NGS Novice B Tournament where they made it to the “A” Final only to lose in overtime to the Kemptville Panthers.
In the tournament’s final game, the Panthers held a 3-1 lead in the third period when Ben Lapier stole the puck at his blue line and went the distance, out skating the defensemen and back checking forwards, to score a five-hole goal on Panther net minder Cole Watt.
Now, with the score 3-2 and time ticking away, the Lions pulled goaltender Brendan Shaver for the extra attacker.
The puck came back to the Lions blue line where Nolan Henry picked it up and skated down the right wing before passing to centre iceman Ben Lapier who broke into the zone and scored on a wrist shot. The goal sent the Lions and their fans into a frenzy with 25 seconds left in the third and the game tied 3-3 to force overtime.
The emotional high of tying the game, however, didn’t carry over into overtime as Panther forward Evan Davidson was able to pick up a loose puck in front the Lion’s cage and bury a shot into the open net.
Lion’s goalie Brendan Shaver who was outstanding in the game (and tournament) picked up the Lions player of the game award.
Joshua Broad scored in the first period of the final game, when he banged home a loose puck off the left post. Emytt Fetterly and Cassidy Bilmer kept the puck alive twice at the Panther’s blue line enabling the Lions the scoring chance. The Lions and Panthers exchanged first period goals before the Panthers built up their two goal lead.
Earlier games in the tournament for the Lion’s were a 2-1 loss at the hand of the NGS Braves with the lone goal going to Owen Fetterly and assists to Ben Lapier and Joshua Broad.
It was a well played defensive battle with Trent Rae and Spencer Barclay keeping the front of the Lion net clear of Braves attackers. On one Braves breakout Barclay caught the attacker from behind, drove, and knocked the puck off his stick taking away the scoring chance.
In their other game the Lions defeated the Clarence Creek Castors 6-2 propelling them into the “A” final with a better goals for and against record then the South Stormont Selects.
Ben Lapier opened the scoring on some offensive pressure by his line mates Joshua Broad and Owen Fetterly. Lapier scored again in the second period when his centering pass to Broad was shot into the net by a Castor defenseman.
Later on the two connected when Lapier’s centering pass was right on Broad’s stick in the slot.
The Lions put the game away when Trent Rae and Nolan Henry teamed up to set up Kayne McCadden in the slot.
A few minutes later Kolby Latulippe tipped in a McCadden shot giving the Lion’s a 5-2 lead.
Lapier finished it off to complete a three-goal performance.
In league play over the last week, the Lion’s dropped two games at the hands of the Brockville Braves losing 5-2 in both games. Offensively the Lions couldn’t match the output of Braves forward Rhys Gibbons as he netted five goals in the two games. Lion’s goal scorers were Joshua Broad, Kayne McCadden, Ben Lapier and Kolby Latulippe. Owen Fetterly picked up a couple of assists and other helpers went to Nolan Henry, Broad, Lapier, Latulippe and McCadden.
Local hockey fans are invited to come out and cheer on the “We Can Contracting” Novice B Lions on Sunday, November 6, at 1 p.m.
The South Dundas Atom B Lions evened their season record at two wins and two losses Sunday, October 26, with a 4-3 win over the Char-Lan Rebels at home.
Montgomery Dejong took a feed from Quade Mullin and beat the goalie with a perfect shot just 15 seconds into the game to give the Lions a l-0 lead.
Then Sam Connors put the Lions up, 2-0, at 5:10 assisted by James Martens.
Although it looked as if the Lions were on their way, Rebels Jack Gray (assisted by Riley Tessier), had other ideas as he worked to pull his team to within one goal with 4:39 left in the period.
The Lions managed to hold on to their one goal advance until the final minute of the first when Jacob Campeau, assisted by Sean Marasa, tied it 2-2.
Although the Lions had started strong in the first period, the Rebels carried the momentum into the second.
They did a good job of limiting the Lions’ scoring chances during the second. While they played defensively, Campeau, assisted by Avery Teodoro, provided their offense to put the Rebels up 3-2.
The game settled down and some key saves from Lions goaltender Mateo Lacroix, during the second and third periods, enabled the Lions to stay within the one goal reach.
It was late in the third period when Spencer Barclay was rewarded for his strong two-way play.
Barclay counted for the Lions after taking a nice pass from Mullin to tie the game 3-3, and give the Lions a needed shot of adrenaline.
The Lions continued to press and with 1:21 left on the clock, Sean Nicolaassen’s shot found the back of the Rebels net.
Nicolaassen, who normally plays defence, was moved up on a forward line with Barclay and Dryden Buter for the final shift of the game. It was Barclay who provided the assist on his winning goal.
Following Nicolaassen’s winner, goaltender Lacroix and his teammates were able to survive a final push from the Rebels in the dying seconds.
The Lions next action is on the road in Athens, Sunday, November 2.