The South Dundas “Howitzer” Novice B Lions started their regular season home schedule here on Saturday night in a dramatic three goal comeback on the South Grenville Rangers.
Down 3-0 at the half way mark of the second period, and facing their first loss of the season, the Lions showed their roar!
The Rangers jumped out to the three goal lead and after that the Lions defense of Spencer Barclay, Trent Rae and Emytt Fetterly closed the door in front of goaltender Brendan Shaver.
The Lions started taking control of the game while the Rangers began to allow the Lions scoring chances that began to multiply.
Owen Fetterly started things off for the Lions at 4:06 of the second period when he netted a shot behind Rangers goaltender Jessome.
Joshua Broad’s strong forechecking kept the puck alive several times on the left wing boards before Lapier’s chance and Fetterly’s goal.
Moments later, Lapier broke free from the Rangers defense and wristed a shot over the net, just missing the top corner. The Lions pressed with some more scoring chances before an impressive individual effort from Kayne McCadden came up short as his shot missed the mark.
Barclay and E. Fetterly created another scoring chance moving the puck quickly out of their own end up the left wing boards to Cassidy Bilmer who skated the puck into the neutral zone before setting up Nolan Henry and Kayne McCadden to skate free into the Rangers zone where their shot was stopped.
Henry cut the lead to one, scoring with 34 seconds left in the second, when he snapped a shot past the Rangers goalie to make the score 3-2. McCadden and Bilmer set up Henry on the play with another excellent passing play.
In the third period, McCadden completed the comeback by stick handling around the Rangers defense before scoring the game tying goal with three minutes left in the period.
It looked like he might get the winner a minute later when again he created a great scoring chance by breaking in alone on the Rangers goalie alone before crashing the net.
The South Dundas “Howitzer” Novice B Lions next Home game is Sunday October 23rd at 1pm, come on out and cheer on the Lions.