2012 Tubie photos
The Morrisburg Junior B Lions were just 20 seconds away from their ninth win of the season here Friday night, January 16, when Westport Rideaus’ Cam Goldsmith got in their way.
The clock was ticking down on the Friday night match, and with less than a minute to be played the Lions were protecting a 2-1 lead.
It was at 19:40 that Goldsmith, with help from Simon Corriveau, would come up with the goal against Lions goaltender Keiran Weir to tie the game 2-2 and force it into overtime.
After the scoreless overtime play, the shoot out netted no success for Lions shooters Jacob Kendrick, Michael Paquette and Alex Sifton.
The Rideaus starting shooter Dawson Fawcett was also unsuccessful, and it was their shooter number two, Patrick Drouin who would provide the winner and force the Lions to accept the one point for the shoot out loss.
Friday night’s game got rolling with a scoreless first period.
Forty-two seconds into the second period, Johnny Moor put the Rideaus on the scoreboard.
Then at 9:54 the Lions, Alex Sifton struck to tie it with assists provided by Ryan Griffin and Curtis Evans.
The 1-1 tie held until 11:49 of the third period when a Jacob Kendrick goal from Landon Veenstra and Brodie Barkley put the Lions ahead 2-1.
Eight minutes later Goldsmith provided the tying goal to force the overtime.
Sunday, January 18, it was the Lions “pack the rink” day with all area youth 16 years and under invited by the Lions as their guests at the game, courtesy of Horner & Pietersma, Barristers, Solicitors and Notaries, Morrisburg.
The attending youth were proudly wearing their South Dundas sweaters and a number of free door prizes topped off the day.
Unfortunately, it was not a good day on the ice for the Lions who were doubled 4-2 by the visiting Char-Lan Rebels.
The Rebels went right to work in Sunday’s game to go up 2-0 in the first period on goals by Brian Landry and Liam Vipond.
Jesse Fontaine made it 3-0 on the Rebels’ power play at 6:14 of the second period.
That’s the way it stayed until the Lions found themselves in the first 10 minutes of the third period.
Ryan Griffin put the Lions on the scoreboard on their power play at 3:13 with Dylan Nixon providing the assist.
At 6:53, Eric Evan (from Jordan Smail and Jacob Kendrick) got it to within one goal of the tie, but that was it.
The Lions were unable to put anything more past Rebels goaltender Kevan Dumouchel, while the Rebels got one more from Brennan Markell for the 4-2 win.
Brett Hahn was in the Lions net for the loss.
The Rebels sat out 30 minutes on 11 penalties and the Lions were assessed 28 minutes on 10 infractions
Coming up on Sunday, January 25, the Lions will host the St. Lawrence Division’s first place Casselman Vikings. Game time is 2:30 p.m.
The final games of the regular season will be played the weekend of Friday, February 13-15.
The Vikings are 19 points ahead of the second place Alexandria Glens with 59 points to the Glens 40. The Winchester Hawks, 37 points, are looking solid in third place and are chasing the Glens, while the Rebels 29 points, and the Akwesasne Wolves, 26 points, are battling for the fourth and final playoff position.
The Lions are in last place with 17 points.
Hurricane Irene was the big winner at the annual Men's Valley League hosted by the Summer Heights Golf Links here on Sunday.
Play was halted when the rain became too much, and this year's Valley League championship was decided using nine hole rounds.
At the end of nine holes, it was the hosting Summer Heights team that claimed the D. MacLennan Championship trophy with 641 strokes.
Cedar Glen was second with 649 and Morrisburg third with 660. Iroquois posted 680 strokes and Sandy Row had 723.
The Morrisburg team won the tournament on its home turf in 2010.
Successfully defending his title was Cedar Glen golfer Kurtis Barkley who claimed the Millard Trophy for low gross in A flight with a 37. Barkley won the trophy in Morrisburg last year.
The B flight win and the Sports Unlimited Trophy was went to Morrisburg's Kirk Barkley, while Frank Miller of Summer Heights successfully defended his 2010 low gross C flight win with a 47. The win allowed Miller to hang onto the S.H. Fun Night Trophy for another year.
Stepping to the front of the senior category was Morrisburg's Bob Mann who claimed the T. Parker Trophy with a 42 (retro tie-breaker).
The low gross 'junior' Highlands trophy was won by Bradley MacKay of Summer Heights with a 43.
Mike Deschamps of Morrisburg won the A net Julien Trophy, and Darrell Shelp picked up the B net Cedar Glen Trophy. The C net Lorne Barkley Memorial Trophy went to Rob Robinson of Cedar Glen.
The team low net Comrie-Blakely Trophy was won by Morrisburg.
Terry Barkley of Cedar Glen won the Russ Fader Net Trophy in the president's position and Rick Cauvier of Sandy Row picked up the Hugh Hutchinson Memorial Trophy for low net among the club captains.
The Dundas Midget House Lions put up, not one, but two big wins in Ontario Women’s Hockey Association play this past weekend.
The Lions kicked it off on the road Friday night, with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Outaouais, and then back home on Morrisburg ice on Sunday, they blanked the visiting Smiths Falls Bears 1-0.
Jessica Rutley led the Friday night effort scoring the two goals for the Lions in their 2-1 victory.
The first came late in the second period with help from Jodie Hall and Mackenzie Barkley.
Jessica Coti beat Lions’ goaltender Carman Stubbings with 5:30 remaining in the third period to tie the game 1-1.
That set the stage for the winner from Rutley, assisted by Amber Saddlemire.
Sunday in Morrisburg, Amber Moke, assisted by Melissa Stevens, put the Dundas Lions on the scoreboard late in the first period and that was it.
Goaltender Carman Stubbings was unbeatable throughout the remainder of the game, and the Lions held on for a 1-0 shutout win.
In their regular season, the Lions have played four games, won two, lost one and settled for one tie.