The South Dundas “Parcoll Products” Novice B Lions got back into the win column Thursday night with a 4-1 victory over the visiting South Grenville Rangers.
Through the first three months of the season the Rangers were atop the East Division standings, and with this loss to the Lions, the Rangers are now in fourth place, behind the Brockville #2 Braves, Kemptville #2 Panthers and the Lions.
The Lions didn’t show any rust in the first period jumping out to a 2-0 lead, as they were coming off a two week layoff after winning the “A” Championship in the North Dundas Tournament in late December.
Ben Lapier opened the scoring at 6:35 by grabbing a puck at the offensive blue line. Lapier broke into the zone on the right wing and let a shot go that after hitting the goalie’s stick, went up and over him and into the net.
Three minutes later Lapier struck again.
The play started when Cassidy Bilmer made a defensive zone pass to Emytt Fetterly who made a breakout pass to Nolan Henry who moved the puck ahead to Lapier so that he could break in alone and bury a shot into the net.
The Rangers struck back on the power play with 35 seconds left in the period.
They teams played a scoreless second thanks to some big saves by Lions net minder Brendan Shaver.
The Line of Lapier, Nolan Henry and Kolby Latulippe scored twice more in the third period giving the Lions a 4-1 lead they would not relinquish.
Emytt Fetterly gave a pass to Lapier who worked a give and go with Henry to free him up into the Rangers zone for Lapier to net his third of the game.
A few minutes later, Lapier struck again from Spencer Barclay and Trent assisted on his fourth goal of the game.
Assists on the day went to Nolan Henry (3), Emytt Fetterly (2), and Kolby Latulippe, Spencer Barclay, Trent Rae.
Saturday morning the Lions travelled to Cornwall to take on the Colts B1 team in exhibition play.
After a well played game left the Lions down by a goal late, the line of Kayne McCadden, Lapier and Owen Fetterly combined to score the tying goal.
McCadden gained possession of the puck and broke into the offensive zone before passing to Ben Lapier who got a shot away. The Colts goaltender left a rebound for Owen Fetterly to shoot into the open net.
The Lions battled back from a 2-0 deficit thanks to the stick of Kayne McCadden who scored a natural hat-trick in the second period. He scored three straight times on three consecutive shifts, including a shorthanded goal.
The Colts battled back with two of their own goals for a 4-3 lead before the Lion’s tying goal.
Assists in the game went to, Emytt Fetterly (2), Joshua Broad (2), Cassidy Bilmer, Ben Lapier and Kayne McCadden.
The South Dundas “Parcoll Products” Novice B Lions next home game is Thursday, February 2nd at 7 p.m.vs. the Brockville #2 Braves.