The Morrisburg Junior B Lions were handed another pair of weekend losses in the St. Lawrence Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey league, by the Prescott Flyers in their barn Saturday night, and the Alexandria Glens in Morrisburg on Sunday afternoon.
The Lions played tough in the first two periods of Saturday night’s match against the Flyers, but it all fell apart in the third period as the Flyers collected four in a row to work their way to a 6-4 victory.
Then on Sunday afternoon, in front of a crowd of 75 fans, the Lions were upended by the Alexandria Glens who were in control all the way to the third period, when the Lions were finally heard from for their three goals in the 8-3 loss.
Saturday night in Prescott, a Brandon Mullin goal, assisted by Chris Pearson, gave the Lions a 1-0 lead at 7:18 of the first period.
The period closed with an Andrew DeKroon goal at 18:36 to even the game at 1-1.
Then in the second period, Michael Paquette struck for the Lions at 4:09 and again at 14:03, both assisted by Christian Leger, for a 3-1 Lions lead.
The Flyers got one back to end the period behind 3-2.
Just 1:53 into the third period, Liam Morrow connected on the Lions power play with help from Isaac Brownlee, and the Lions again were in charge with a two goal, 4-2 lead.
But then it all fell apart as the Flyers worked their way back, beginning with a Ryan Romans goal at 2:39 and the tying counter from Andrew DeKroon at 6:40.
Just over three minutes later, Matt Soubliere put them up 5-4 and Chris Poulin ended it at 14:44 for the 6-4 Flyers win.
Brandon Chilton was in net for the Lions loss. He faced 45 Flyers shots.
Flyers goaltender Dallas Slack faced 29 Lions shots.
Sunday afternoon in Morrisburg, the Glens were all over the Lions, going up 2-0 in the first period and leading 5-0 after two.
In the first two minutes of the third period the Glens added another pair for a 7-0 advantage.
At 6:34 of the third period, AJ Jarvis put the Lions on the scoreboard with help from Cole Blanchard.
Luca Ciale counted the Glens final goal at 12:27 to make it 8-1.
Christian Leger, assisted by Michael Paquette and Jarvis, scored on the Lions power play at 14:19 and Chris Pearson (from Paquette and Taylor Eamon) counted the Lions final, also on their power play at 19:24.
John Gilmer handled the Lions net duties, giving up the eight goals on 32 shots. Brett Ayers saw action for the Glens. He gave up the three goals on 38 Lions shots.
The Lions scored all three of their goals on their power play. The Glens scored twice on their power play and once while short-handed.
Coming up this weekend, the Lions are at Athens for an 7:30 p.m. game on Sunday night, December 8.
This Saturday, December 7 three of the Lions players will be at the JR. Brisson Complex in Casselman for the EOJHL’s Prospects Games featuring the top 16 and 17 year old players in the league.
Game 1 is at 4:30 p.m. between the Valley and Rideau Divisions and game two, between the Metro and St. Lawrence Divisions, is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.
Appearing in the St. Lawrence Division lineup are Lions defencemen Kieran Devine and Andrew Jarvis and forward Isaac Brownlee.