After an opening game wake-up call, the charged-up South Dundas Bantam Rep Lions answered with three consecutive victories to claim the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League championship in four games against the Perth/Lanark Wings.
The Lions lost the series opener on home ice on Wednesday, March 21, 4-1, but rebounded with a 5-2 win in game two and a 3-1 win in game three in Morrisburg on Sunday, March 22.
That gave the Lions a four points to two advantage heading into the Wings’ barn on Monday night, March 23.
This time out, the Lions left little doubt, building a 2-0 first period lead and doubling it to 4-0 in the second. They went up 6-0 early in the third, with the Wings finally getting on the scoreboard with two goals against Lions goaltender Zack Frawley, late in the frame.
That was it, and the Lions hung on for the 6-2 game four win and the UCMHL championship.
Randy Fawcett and Riley Barry led the Lions’ scoring with two goals each and singles came from the sticks of Andrew Jarvis and Evan Mullin.