South Dundas No. 1 Novice C Lions were looking for a win against the visiting Brockville Junior Braves (C4) team here Saturday, but were held to a 1-1 tie.
The Lions who are in first place in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League’s Novice C House East Division, would have liked the win against the Braves to protect their first place lead as the regular season now heads into the final stretch.
The Lions are holding a narrow edge over the Kemptville 3s with a 26 point season total on 11 wins, two losses and four ties. Kemptville is right behind with 24 points, the Brockville 4s are in third with 21 and the South Dundas 2s are holding fourth place with 17.
Saturday, against the C4 Braves, the Lions were first on the scoreboard with a Devon Honders goal assisted by Jack Croteau and Logan Tait.
The 1-0 Lions lead held until late in the second period when the Braves Nick Pirano struck to even it.
That would be it, as goaltenders Braydon Lalonde-Thompson for the Lions and Garrett Grandia for the Braves were unbeatable in the remainder of the game allowing it to end with the 1-1 tie.
The Lions played last night, Tuesday, January 14, in Prescott. Tonight, Wednesday, January 15 they are at home to the Kemptville 1s. Game time is 7 p.m.
They are in Brockville, this Saturday, January 18.