Lions no match for first place Vikings


The Casselman Vikings steam rolled over the Morrisburg Junior Lions in St. Lawrence Division Junior B division hockey this past week, with a 9-4 victory in their home barn on Thursday, November 6, and a 7-0 shutout in Morrisburg on Saturday night, November 8.

The division leading Vikings have only one blemish to date this season, and that was handed to them by the Lions recently when they lost in an overtime shoot out.

The Vikings hold the division’s top spot with 25 points on 12 wins and the single point for the overtime shootout loss.

The Akwesasne Wolves are in second place with 18 points, the Alexandria Glens are third with 13 and the Winchester Hawks and Lions are tied with 12 points apiece. The Char-Lan Rebels are in the basement position with just four points.

Thursday night in Casselman, the Vikings went up 4-0 in the first period. The Lions played a strong second period (outscoring the Vikings, 3-2), but that was as threatening as they would be.

A Justin Rutley goal (assisted by Eric Evans and Michael Paquette) 29 seconds into the third period cut the gap to 6-4, but the Vikings added another three for the 9-4 win.

Nicolas Brazeau led the Vikings scoring with three points and Luc Forget added a pair. Single goals were scored by Grant Hebert, Sébastien Plante, Samuel Gosselin and Jérémie Lefebvre.

Answering for the Lions were Cole Blanchard, Jacob Kendrick, Justin Rutley and Dallas Blacksmith.

Lions goaltenders Keiran Weir and John Gilmer shared the net duties.

Saturday night in Morrisburg, the Lions held the visiting Vikings to a scoreless first period.

But they couldn’t contain them in the second period when they collected four goals off Gilmer to go up 4-0 heading into the third period.

Leading the Vikings charge, with another three goal performance, was Nicolas Brazeau. Gosselin, Maxime Choquette, Taylor Widenmaier and Mathieu Galipeau all added singles.

Coming up on Friday, November 14, the Lions travel to Alexandria to take on the Glens and Saturday night, November 15 they host the Winchester Hawks. Game time is  7:30 p.m.


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