MORRISBURG – The Morrisburg Lions were dealt a pair in Eastern Ontario Jr. B Hockey action on the weekend, as they were handed losses by the Char-Lan Rebels 9-5 and the Casselman Vikings 7-1.
The Lions were on the road to take on the Rebels, Saturday night, October 5, and while they were able to hold the Rebels to a 2-1 lead in the first period, the Rebels took charge in the second for a 7-4 advantage.
The Rebels won each of the three periods as they skated to their fifth win of the young season. The win also kept them in the St. Lawrence Division’s third spot, one point up on the Alexandria Glens.
The Vikings used three wins this past week, including the 7-1 assault on the Lions, to claim the division’s first place spot, two points ahead of the Winchester Hawks.
Eric Evans counted the Lions lone first period goal against the Rebels Saturday night, with Chris Leger providing the assist.
The Lions three, second-period goals, were scored by Robbie Scott, Justin Lefebvre and Curtis Evans.
Curtis Evan counted the lone third period goals.
Dean Derouchie led the Rebels scoring. He beat Lions goaltender Brandon Chilton, three times.
The Rebels out shot the Lions 36-24 and scored once on their power play.
Sunday afternoon in Morrisburg, the Lions, with John Gilmer in net, held the visiting Casselman Vikings to one goal in the first period.
In the second, the Vikings broke it wide open with three unanswered goals to take charge.
Dallas Blacksmith with help from Brandon Mullin on the Lions power play spoiled Philippe Quesnel’s shutout at 14:04 of the third period.
Taylor Widenmaier led the Vikings scoring with three goals in a game that saw the Vikings out shoot the Lions 45-23.
A total of 14 minor penalties were assessed, nine of them to the Lions. The Vikings counted twice on their power play.
The Lions are at Brockville tonight, Wednesday, October 9 for a 7:45 p.m. game against the Tikis. Saturday night, October 12, they host the Westport Rideaus. Game time is 7:30 p.m.