The South Dundas Midget B Rep Lions attended the Capital New Year’s tournament in Ottawa this past weekend at the Bell Sensplex. Unfortuantely, for the Lions, it turned out to be a rough weekend as they were unable to score enough to move on after the preliminary games.
The Lions opened in the tournament against the Hamilton Phantoms who came out and took the game to the Lions physically.
The Phantoms scored once in the first, twice in the second and two more times in the third to blank the Lions, 5-0. Zack Frawley was in net and Tanner Hummel was named the Lions player of the game.
Game two for the Lions was against the Pembroke Lumber Kings.
Although the Lions carried more of the play, they were unable to get on the score sheet until the final five minutes of the third period.
At that point the Lumber Kings were leading 3-0.
The Lions’ lone goal was scored by Aaron Smith, assisted by Spencer Heldens and Trey Suddard.
Josh Martineau was in net and Jordan Smail was named the player of the game for the Lions.
Although the loss eliminated the Lions from advancing to the quarter finals, they still had one game left to play against Deux Rives Barracudas (Pierrefonds, a suburb of Montreal).
In an evenly played game, the Lions fell behind 2-0 before mounting a third period comeback, showing great determination and character.
Trey Suddard scored the first Lions goal assisted by Aaron Smith. Then with under two minutes left in the game, Jordan Smail (from Toby Mullin) scored the tying goal.
Zack Frawley started the game in net and was relieved half way through by Josh Martineau. Toby Mullin was named the Lions player of the game.
The Lions return to action this Thursday, January 9 at 8 p.m. in Morrisburg vs South Grenville.
They will follow that with two away games, Sunday and Monday, the Lions and will be back on home ice on January 16.