The South Dundas “Signature Homestyles” Novice B Lions continued their hot streak last week racking up two more wins to move into first place in the East Division.
The Lions, who jumped over Brockville #2 and South Grenville in standings, won both their games with a 4-3 win over Kemptville #2 and 7-0 win over Athens.
On Sunday afternoon in Athens, the Lions jumped on the Aeros and controlled the play and game earning Brendan Shaver his first shut-out of the season. Although he wasn’t busy in the Lions pipes, Shaver made a couple of big saves to preserve the shut-out.
Ben Lapier led the Lions offensively with four goals.
He started things off in the first period when he picked up a pass from Spencer Barclay and broke in on the Aeros goalie who made the save on his first shot. Lapier then tapped home the rebound.
Kayne McCadden scored on a Kolby Latulippe rebound as the right winger moved the puck up the side boards and got a shot on net. McCadden was there to shoot the rebound home and Nolan Henry picked up the secondary assist.
Lapier scored again in the second when Trent Rae was able to keep the puck alive at the blue line, where Owen Fetterly set in up by burying his backhand shot.
Joshua Broad gave the Lions a 4-0 late in the second scoring into a wide open when Lapier’s shot was stopped. Broad, wide open in the crease, to scored his seventh of the year.
In the third, Latulippe scored and Ben Lapier netted another two for a the 7-0 Lions win.
Cassidy Bilmer and McCadden picked up assists on Latulippe’s goals, while Owen Fetterly and Joshua Broad picked up two assists each on Lapier’s goals.
Wednesday night in Kemptville, the Lions held on to a 4-3 lead as the Panthers pressed for a tie late in the game.
The Lion’s built a 4-1 lead heading into the third period but two third period goals by the Panthers turned it into a nail bitter.
Shaver was sharp in the Lion’s net as he stopped several Panther break aways, while Emytt Fetterly, on defense, kept the Panthers on the outside to eliminate scoring chances.
Ben Lapier opened the scoring on a broken play when Trent Rae iced the puck and the Panther goalie stopped it near the crease but did not get the whistle. When he went to play it away, Ben Lapier was standing right there to knock it in.
Kayne McCadden gave the Lions a 2-0 advantage, when he took the puck off a face-off at the blue line and weaved around two Panther defenders before scoring.
The Panthers made it 2-, but Ben Lapier restored the two goal lead in the second during a Panther line change. Lapier took advantage of the line change to burst through the middle of the ice, earn a breakaway and score on a shot to the glove side.
Owen Fetterly rounded out the Lions scoring from Broad and Lapier who dug the puck out from along the left wing boards and found a wide open Fetterly in the slot.
The South Dundas “Signature Homestyles” Novice B Lions next home game is Sunday, December 18th at 1 p.m. against the Kemptville #1 Panthers.