ATHENS–The Morrisburg Junior B Lions were on the road to Athens on Sunday, December 9 where they were handed a 5-1 loss by the Rideau Division’s first place Aeros.
The two played a scoreless first period. After that it was penalties that did the talking as the Aeros scored twice on their power play in the second period and twice on their power play again in the third.
Brett Costello counted the first power-play goal against Lions goaltender Mikael Dion 1:49 into the second period and Shane Hiley made it 2-0 with 1:19 left on the clock.
Just over three minutes into the third period, Costello counted his second of the game again while the Aeros were on the power play.
They pulled into a 4-0 lead at 12:57 of the third with Hiley’s second counter and Daniel Lacroix finished it off on the Aeros power play at 15:28.
Sylvester Bzdyl, with help from Brandon Chaffe and Taylor Eamon, counted the lone Lions goal, spoiling Dallas Slack’s shut out with 16 seconds left on the clock.
The Lions were out shot 43-22 and were unsuccessful in two power-play opportunities. The Aeros were successful in four out of 10 power-play opportunities.
This past week’s results between the Rideau and St. Lawrence Jr. B Divisions saw mixed results. The first place Aeros had a pair of wins, the first over Char-Lan 7-5 and the second over the Lions.
From the St. Lawrence Division, the first place Casselman Vikings posted a 6-4 win over Westport and followed it with a 10-3 win against South Grenville.
The Vikings continue to lead the St. Lawrence Division with 35 points and are now nine points up on the second place Winchester Hawks.
Char-Lan is third with 25 points and Akwesasne fourth with 21. The Alexandria Glens are right on their heels with 20 points, and the Lions have 12.
Coming up this weekend, the Lions are at home to the Akwesasne Wolves, Friday night, December 14. Game time is 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, the Lions are on the road to the Char-Lan Recreation Centre to take on the Rebels at 8 p.m.