The South Dundas Lions held on to their share of first place in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League’s Novice B House division here Saturday, with a 5-2 victory over the South Grenville Ranger 2s.
Five games into the season, the Lions are tied with North Dundas 1s for the East Division’s top spot with six points.
The two have identical three win-two loss records as they head into this week’s action.
This week the two North Dundas teams will square off, and the Lions are on the road this Saturday, November 8 to play the west division Athens Aeros.
Saturday in Cardinal, the Lions went up 2-0 in the first period, and increased it to 3-0 in the second.
The Rangers regrouped and came out strong for a pair of early third period counters, but it wasn’t enough to catch up. The Lions collected another two for the 5-2 win.
Nick Connors started off a three-goal performance (and five-point game) with an unassisted counter early in the first period.
Less than a minute later Ben Radley made it 2-0, with help from Connors.
Connors scored goal number two, unassisted, at the midway mark of the third period to give the Lions a 3-0 advantage.
Connor Poulin and Daniel Murphy made the Lions sit up and take notice early in the third period when they closed the gap to 3-2.
But that was it for the Rangers, and the Lions answered back with goals from Caleb Machan (from Connors) and Connors, assisted by Mason Hummel.
Aiden Hutt was in goal for the Lions win.