The South Dundas Atom B 2 Lions went all the way to the finish line before they gave up a loss in the Annual Kids for Kids Hockey tournament played here on the weekend of March 30-April 1.
The annual Kids for Kids tournament attracted 32 Atom B House team.
The South Dundas Atom B2 Lions finished first in their pool at the end of round robin play with victories against the Petawawa Jets, Athens Aeros and CAL Fort Henry Wings.
Sunday morning quarter final action saw the South Dundas Lions defeat the Carleton Place Kings 6-1.
They then faced the Brockville Jr. Braves, who had narrowly defeated the Lions in league playoff action in March.
The Lions came out motivated against the Braves to dominate the play from the opening face-off and were rewarded with a 2-0 victory and a berth in the finals against the Pembroke Panthers.
Pembroke opened the scoring in the first period of the championship game, but the Lions soon countered to tie it 1-1.
The teams continued to trade goals in a fast paced, evenly matched game. In the third period, the Panthers went up 4-3.
Although the Lions pressed hard for several minutes, they were unable to score a fourth goal. The Panthers added one more in the final minutes to win the game and the tournament with a 5-3 score.
Coach David Lapier said after the game, “The kids played absolutely amazing this weekend and as a coach it was very rewarding to see the effort that each player put forth in an attempt to win.”