A strong second period by the visiting Smiths Falls Bears proved too much for the South Dundas Novice C Lions.
The veteran Bears scored three times in the middle frame to skate away with the victory.
Fans certainly got to see an entertaining game. It was standing room only and even if they could sit, the excitement was certainly too much for anyone to use their seats.
The Lions’ “Legion of Doom” line of Emily Swerdfeger, Shayna Markell, and Lanie Verhey nearly turned things around when trailing 2-0.
Verhey fought off two for checkers before young Swerdfeger sprung Markell on a lone breakaway. The Bears’ goalie stood tall and stymied the scoring opportunity.
Brogan Kyle started in nets for the home opener and stood on his head.
“He did everything we asked of him but score,” Coach Martens said in a post game interview. “He really played great!”
The Lions take a couple weeks off, allowing key players to recover from the turkey flu.
Coach Dickson expects with a full line-up this Novice C club could be unstoppable.
“We’re looking forward to what we can do when firing on all cylinders. We have a nice break before we face off against county rivals, North Dundas on October 25th.”