The South Dundas Lions were unable to get on the scoreboard in Upper Canada Minor Hockey Midget B Rep playoff hockey here Saturday night, as the Char-Lan Rebels collected their second consecutive win to claim the East Division championship and the right to move on to the Upper Canada five-point, league championship series.
The East Division championship series opened in Char-Lan, last Wednesday, February 26, with the Rebels claiming the first two points up for grabs with a 5-2 victory.
They brought their game to Morrisburg, Saturday March 1, for win number two by a 3-0 count. That gave them the East Division Championship series four points to zero.
Last Wednesday night in Char-Lan, the Rebels went up 2-0 in the first period before Jordan St. Louis (from Josh Black) was able to put the Lions on the scoreboard.
Then in the second period, the Lions counted a big goal from Josh Black (assisted by Jordan Smail and Spencer Heldens). The 2-2 tie held into the third period when the Rebels got two in a row.
They scored their fifth and final goal in the empty Lions net for the 5-2 victory.
Josh Martineau and Zack Frawley shared the Lions goaltending.
Back home in Morrisburg, it was a much tighter game with the Rebels taking a 1-0 first period lead. That lasted throughout the second and into the third period when the Rebels counted another pair.
Zack Frawley was in net for the Lions.
The Rebels will next play the winner of the Kemptville/Perth West Division series for the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League Championship.
The Lions, who won the league’s Sportsmanship Award for the least penalized team, expect to compete in a couple of tournaments later this month.