The South Dundas Peewee B House #2 Lions squeaked out a very close, come from behind, 2-1 win over South Grenville here Monday night to claimed the UCMHL West Division Championship and earn the right to advance to the league final against the South Dundas House #1 team.
A Jack Coville goal for South Grenville late in the first period did the talking throughout most of the game.
It came to a dramatic conclusion however, in the final minutes of the game when Grant Wells, with help from Dean Lapier and Colin Minish, finally put the Lions on the scoreboard to tie it 1-1.
Then with the seconds ticking away, and just 23 left, it was Adam Lapier, with help from Minish, who put it away for the Lions.
Game one of the four point series was played way back on March 7, in Morrisburg, with the Lions again squeaking out a close 2-1 victory.
Monday night they were first out of the starting block with an unassisted second period goal from Julenea Barnhartd.
Then early in the third period, Dean Lapier converted a Brooke Lapier and Trinity Hanes set up for a 2-0 Lions advantage.
South Grenville got one back from Robert Purcell late in the third to cut the gap to a single goal, but that was it.
After an opening playoff round bye, the House #2 Lions defeated the Kemptville 2s in two straight games in round two.
Game one was played in Morrisburg, on February 28, with the Lions taking a 3-2 win on goals by Oakley Beavers (unassisted), Kolbey Hamilton (assisted by Colin Minish) and Trinity Hanes (assisted by Julenea Barnhartd).
They wrapped up the four point series in Kemptville, on Saturday, March 2, with a 4-1 victory. This time out goaltender Sam Waytowich, gave up the lone Panthers goal early in the first period.
The Lions didn’t get it rolling until the third period when they counted four unanswered markers for the win.
Goals came from the sticks of Oakley Beavers (from Brody Smail), Kolbey Hamilton (from Grant Wells), Brody Smail (from Dean Lapier) and Adam Lapier (unassisted.)