The South Dundas Peewee B #1 House Lions were out and about Easter weekend to collect, not Easter eggs, but goals and that is just what they did…as they filled their Easter basket with enough goals to win the Kingston Kids for Kids Tournament championship that ran from Thursday, March 28 to Sunday, March 31.
Not only did the Lions goes undefeated in preliminary round games, but with goaltender Wes Alexander standing big in net, they refused to give up a single goal as they worked their way through quarter-final, semi-final and championship action.
Alexander kicked off his hat-trick, shutout run in a 5-0 Lions quarter-final victory over the Rockland Nats and added shutout number two in the semi-final, this time with a 1-0 victory over Play It Again Sports.
For the championship and Alexander’s third shut out, the Lions met the Brockville Junior Braves and defeated them 5-0.
The Lions made quick work of the Braves, going up 2-0 in the first period with an unassisted Devin Dumoulin goal followed by a counter from Jonah Bennis with Aden Casselman and Kendrew Byers assisting.
Then in the second it was another two unassisted goals. The first was scored by Connor Dumoulin, assisted by Kasper Furo and the second was scored by brother Devin Dumoulin with help from Lucas Bennis.
Just for good measure, Connor Dumoulin added his second goal of the game, unassisted in the third period, to allow the Lions to skate to the tournament championship with a 5-0 victory.
The Lions kicked off the tournament with a 5-2 win against St. Paul’s Pride. Jonah Bennis led the Lions offensive attack with two goals and two assists, and Connor Dumoulin and Lucas Bennis provided singles.
For game two they met and defeated the Fort Henry Flames, 6-2.
The Dumoulin brothers, this time contributed two goals each while Lucas Bennis and Kendrew Byers struck for singles.
The Kanata Vipers were the Lions next victims. The Vipers fell by a 7-1 count.
Kasper Furo and Jonah Bennis scored two goals each and singles came from the sticks of Connor and Devin Dumoulin and Lucas Bennis.
The Lions three-game undefeated record in preliminary round action put them in the quarter-finals against the Rockland Nats.
Their scoring in the 5-0 win over the Nats was provided by Jonah and Lucas Bennis, Kendrew Byers, Devin Dumoulin and Kasper Furo.
They came up against their toughest opposition in their semi-final game against Play It Again Sports. It wasn’t until late in the third period that Lucas Bennis struck for the only goal of the game, unassisted, to give the Lions the 1-0 victory.
The tournament championship ended a very successful season for the Lions, who won the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League playoff championship earlier that week, and were regular season division champions.