Jr. B Lions still roaring, down Hawks

 

The Morrisburg Lions continued to roar through their Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey action this past weekend, this time with a 5-2 win over the Winchester Hawks, right in Hawk town on Saturday night.

The Lions were first on the scoreboard at 10:25 of the first period with a Justin Lefevbre goal assisted by Zack Renfrew and Cole Fowler. 

Their advantage held until 17:31, when Steve Ray Adams put one past Lions goaltender Keiran Weir to even it at a goal apiece.

The Hawks got their second (and final) goal on their power play from Mason Durant at 2:40 of the second period to take a 2-1 edge.

But then it was the Lions taking charge with two goals, both on their power play.

Cole Fowler tied the game 2-2 at 9:21 with help from Landon Veenstra and Michael Paquette, and Brodie Barkley made it 3-2, Lions at 10:01 with Michael Paquette and Fowler providing the assists.

The Lions held on to their one goal edge until 4:08 into the third period when Jacob Kendrick counted unassisted to stretch it to a more comfortable two-goal advantage.

Justin Rutley polished it off, with help from Eric Evans and Paquette at 17:24, and the Lions tightened it up to claim their first victory over the Hawks this season, 5-2.

The Hawks out shot the Lions 38-31. Brandon Lowry was in net for the Hawks loss and Weir collected the win for the Lions.

The Lions sat out 14 minutes on seven penalties, and the Hawks drew 22 minutes on seven infraction (one game misconduct). 

Coming up, the Lions will take on the Casselman Vikings in a home and home series. 

Thursday night, November 6 they are in Casselman to take on the Vikings and Saturday night, November 8, play resumes in Morrisburg. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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