The Morrisburg Lions handled a pair of losses in Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey action this past week, an 8-5 loss in the Hawks nest Saturday night, and a 7-4 loss to the hungry Wolves in Morrisburg on Sunday.
The Lions have been on a rocky road since the season began in September and have registered just one win in 14 St. Lawrence Division games.
Saturday night, the Hawks led 2-0 after the first period and 6-0 heading into the third.
The Lions got on board 1:13 into the third period with an unassisted Michael Paquette goal.
The Lions then went on to win the third period, 5-2, but it was too little, too late.
Scoring for the Lions in the third period against Hawks goaltender Brandon Lowery were Paquette, Taylor Eamon, Alex Kidd, Chris Pearson and Christian Leger.
Sunday afternoon in Morrisburg, the Lions held their own in the first two periods.
The Wolves went up 1-0 in the first period, but the Lions charged back in the second with counters from Chris Pearson and Michael Paquette to go up 2-1.
The Wolves evened it 2-2 at 12:29 of the frame, and the tie held until early in the third period.
That’s when the Wolves turned it up a notch for two quick goals at 2:36 and 3:35.
Christian Leger cut the gap to 4-3 at 6:17, but again the Wolves charged back with two goals, now to stretch their lead to 6-3.
Paquette got the Lions final counter in the last minute of play, and the Wolves flipped one more into the empty Lions net for the 7-4 win.
Coming up this week, the Lions host the division’s first place Casselman Vikings, Saturday night, November 2. Game time is 7:30 p.m.