2012 Tubie photos
The South Dundas “Pizza Hut” Novice B Lions continued their tournament success by winning the “A” Championship at the North Dundas Demons Novice B Tournament last Tuesday. In the championship game the Lions defeated the tournament host team Demons, 6-2 while in preliminary action the Lions defeated Smith Falls 3-2 and South Stormont 3-0.
With the tournament title on the line, the Lions faced their county partners the North Dundas Demons.
The Demons came out early and put the pressure on the Lions and were able to grab a 1-0 lead one minute in.
With the Lions on their heels, goalie Brendan Shaver had to come up big to keep the lead to one.
The Lions got going late in the first and Nolan Henry tied the game, 1-1, with only 13 seconds left.
Ben Lapier started the play at his own blue line and made an excellent pass to Henry who stick handled into the offensive zone and beat the Demons goaltender.
In the second period, the Lions had the momentum to take the lead they would not relinquish.
Joshua Broad set up Kayne McCadden as he went top shelf for the 2-1 lead, and moments later Lapier struck from the slot on a pass from Owen Fetterly for a 3-1 Lions lead.
Sitting out the game was defenseman Emytt Fetterly, so Spencer Barclay, Cassidy Bilmer and Trent Rae had to pick up the extra ice time.
In the third, the Lions iced the game with another three counters.
Trent Rae started a play in his own end, getting the puck to Joshua Broad who made a breakout pass to Kayne McCadden which sent him on a breakaway where he would score again.
Off the centre ice draw, McCadden got the puck and broke in on the Demons goalie beating him for the third time, a “hat trick” goal.
Lapier rounded out the Lions scoring before the Demons netted one late for the 6-2 final.
Kayne McCadden was selected for the game MVP award and the Lions were crowned tournament champions.
In their second game against the South Stormont Selects, the Lions grabbed an early lead and then left the rest up to goalie Brendan Shaver who was extremely strong in the Lions cage making several point blank saves.
With the score 2-0 on two goals by Ben Lapier, Selects Owen Carter stick handled to the slot and ripped a shot glove slide that Shaver snagged.
The Selects continued to pressure Shaver who made three saves on a scramble in the blue paint.
The Selects out shot the Lions, but Shaver made all the saves for his second shutout of the season.
Kayne McCadden scored a power-play goal in the third to round out the scoring.
Assists went to Lapier, Owen Fetterly and Nolan Henry.
Brendan Shaver earned his forth tournament game MVP award in only his eighth try this season.
In the tournament opening game, the Lions faced off against the Smith Falls Bears and once again fell behind 1-0 in the first period before Joshua Broad dug the puck out of the corner after it hit the referee’s skates and centered a pass to Ben Lapier who scored with a shot on the ice.
The Bears grabbed a 2-1 lead, before Joshua Broad and Kayne McCadden hooked up on the same line with Kolby Latulippe to score on back to back shifts.
McCadden grabbed as loose puck in the corner after a Spencer Barclay rush and centred it to the slot where Broad was standing all alone.
Broad held the puck until the goalie went down and then shot it over him into the open net.
Moments later Broad would grabbed a loose puck in his own end and banked a pass off the boards to McCadden who went end to end to score the game winner.
Joshua Broad received the game MVP award.
In three tournaments this season, the Lions have earned the “A” Championship in North Dundas, the “B” Championship in Gananoque and they were the “A” Finalist in Finch, losing the “A” Final in overtime.
The Morrisburg Junior B Lions righted a couple of wrongs here Sunday afternoon when they downed the visiting St. Lawrence Division’s first place Casselman Vikings, 3-1.
Those wrongs were a 10-2 loss to the Vikings in their barn on Thursday, November 1 and 5-3 loss on Morrisburg ice on Sunday, November 4.
While they didn’t play well in Casselman, the Lions felt they played better than the 10-2 score indicated and back home in Morrisburg, despite the 5-3 loss, they felt they had played well enough to win it.
So this time out there was no question that the Lions do have the stuff needed to win against the Vikings and any other team in their division.
“On Sunday, it was our best team defensive game of the season,” said Lions team manager Kevin Casselman early this week. “It was the result of what Dan (coach Frawley) and Andrew (assistant coach Scott) have been preaching for some time.”
“Mikael (Dion) was solid in net and our five defencemen played very well collectively. The forward units were coming back to help and picked up their defensive responsibilities.”
“It was a great game, because we felt we had played well enough to have won against Casselman the previous Sunday.”
“With the parity in the league, each week brings hope and optimism that a four point weekend can lift a team back into the battle for a playoff position. It is really that close.”
And close indeed. With the stats in after this past weekend, the Casselman Vikings are in the St. Lawrence division’s top spot with a slim two point lead over the Char-Lan Rebels. The Akwesasne Wolves have climbed into third place with 17 points, Alexandria is fourth with 15, the Hawks fifth with 14 and the Lions still at the back of the pack with 10, but climbing.
While a four-point weekend is a must do for the Lions to catch up to the pack, it didn’t happen this past weekend as they got it rolling Friday night in Alexandria with a 4-1 loss.
Again it was a slow start for the Lions who found themselves down 3-0 in the first period.
Michel Lefebvre counted the lone Lions goal, a power play marker, at 6:52 of the second period assisted by Chris Rutley.
Dion was in the Lions net for the loss. The Lions were out shot 37-24 by the Glens in the game that saw eight minors and one misconduct assessed to the Lions and six minors to the Glens along with one double minor and a misconduct.
Sunday, the Lions were waiting in their home den for the Vikings to come to town for a game that remained even through two periods.
The Vikings got their only goal against Dion just 3:40 into the first period while on their power play.
Just over four minutes later, Chris Rutley answered on the Lions power play with help from Grant Cooper and the 1-1 tie lasted until 1:10 of the third period.
It was at 1:10 that Lefebvre and Rutley went to work to assist Sylvester Bzdyl on what would be the winning Lions goal.
With Dion unbeatable and the defense buckling down, the Lions protected their one goal lead until 15:37 of the third when Grant Cooper, with help from Brandon Chaffe and Matt Marcil, beat Vikings goaltender Phillippe Quesnel for the Lions third and final goal.
Dion was outstanding in the Lions net facing 43 Vikings’ shots, while the Lions managed just 26 shots against Quesnel.
The Lions sat out nine minor penalties, one double minor and a 10 minute misconduct while the Vikings handled five minors, a five minute fighting major and a game misconduct.
This weekend, the Lions are scheduled to host the Char-Lan Rebels, Friday night, November 16 at 8 p.m. Sunday, they are on the road to take on the Akwesasne Wolves in a 3 p.m. match.
MORRISBURG–The South Dundas “Collins Barrow” Novice B Lions were crowned tournament champions here last Thursday as the home team swept their three opponents.
The Lions, who hosted the four team Novice B tournament and skills competition invited Athens, South Grenville and Brockville #2 along with a Brockville IP team to play the South Dundas IP’s to fill out the schedule. The fun-filled day was highlighted with a Dryer shoot out in the parking lot, kids and adults pounded that dryer with pucks for hours as they attempted to hoist the puck into the front door opening.
The Lions opened the tournament against the South Grenville Rangers and offensively exploded for eight goals, but also were extremely strong defensively in only giving up three shots in the shutout.
Lion’s goaltender Brendan Shaver, who picked up his fourth shutout of the season, wasn’t tested, but did kick in offensively by picking up an assist on the Lion’s fourth goal.
Shaver pushed the puck towards the corner after a Rangers dump in and defenceman Emytt Fetterly picked the puck up and made a short pass to Nolan Henry who went end to end to score on Rangers goalie, Khonner Jessome.
Highlighting the game sheet was Kayne McCadden who picked up five goals including one on a penalty shot.
With the Lions leading 4-0, McCadden got behind the Rangers defense and was heading to the net when he was fouled from behind for the a penalty shot. McCadden made no mistake and buried the puck for his hat trick.
McCadden continued his scoring later in the third to cap off his five goal game as he celebrated with his line mates Joshua Broad and Owen Fetterly. The line made several big passes in setting up the goals and would combined for 10 points.
In their second game, the Lions took on the Athens Aeros and their skills champion goaltender Gavin McCarthy.
The Lions built a 4-0 lead on two goals by Ben Lapier and singles by Joshua Broad and Nolan Henry.
The home team scored an early first period goal and three second period goals before the Aeros broke up the possibility of the Lions going back to back with shutouts.
Emytt Fetterly and Trent Rae teamed up on a line in the third period and get many opportunities but were turned back by the Aeros goaltender.
In their final game, the Lions faced the Brockville Braves who the Lions had just eliminated from the playoffs the week before.
The Lions built a 5-1 lead and held on in the final minutes as the Braves netted three third period goals to close the gap to 5-4.
The Lions scoring was all by the forward line of Ben Lapier, Kolby Latulippe and Nolan Henry. The trio teamed for 12 combined points on two goals by Lapier and Henry and a single by Laptulippe.
Cassidy Bilmer jumped into the action picking up an assist on the opening goal.
In the skills competition all players participated in one of three events, Team Relay, Shootout and Hardest Shot.
In the Team Relay, the Braves defeated South Grenville in the finals as the Lions were disqualified for an improper exchange.
In the Shootout, Joshua Broad won the Bronze medal scoring in two of his four tries.
The Lions dominated the podium in the Hardest Shot by grabbing the Gold and Silver. Kolby Latulippe out shot everyone with a 38 mph Howitzer and Trent Rae followed up with a 35 mph cannon.
Other tournament game result: Brockville 5-Athens 1, South Grenville 4-Brockville 3 (OT), and South Grenville 4-Athens 2.
In five tournaments this season, the Novice Bs were “B” Finalists in a Novice A Tournament in Pakenham, “A” Finalists in Finch – when they lost in overtime in the Championship game. They were “B” Champions in Gananoque, and Tournament Champions in North Dundas and South Dundas.
The South Dundas “Collins Barrow” Novice B Lions will face the Brockville #1 Braves in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League Championship Final.
The five point series opens tonight, Wednesday March 21st in Morrisburg at 7 p.m.
Game two is set for Brockville this Friday night, March 23 at 6 p.m. and the series returns to Morrisburg on Saturday, March 24th at 4 p.m.
All games line up with the Bantam B Rep team who are also in the finals, come out and support your Lions!
The Bantams open their series at 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, March 21) and game three is Saturday, March 24 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Morrisburg.