Junior B Lions handed a pair of big losses


 got off to a rough start in Alexandria, on Friday night, when the Glens put together a 7-4 victory, and it didn’t get any better Saturday, November 15 against the Winchester Hawks.

The Saturday night effort in Morrisburg saw the Hawks come out on top by a 10-3 score.

Although it remained relatively close in the first periods of both games, the Lions couldn’t keep it together in the second periods.

Friday night in Alexandria, Bradley Gabbour put the Glens on the board 3:32 into the first period and Zack Renfrew (from Cole Beckstead and Cole Fowler) evened it at 8:57.

That was it until the second period when the Glens struck for three more from the sticks of Adam Cooke, Tristan Sabourin and Ben Poirier. That put the Glens up 4-1 heading into the third period.

In the third, the Lions found their game and managed to tie the period, 3-3, but they couldn’t erase the damage done in the three goal, Glens second period.

Scoring for the Lions in the third period were Michael Paquette (from Zack Renfrew), Renfrew (from Paquette) and Dallas Blacksmith on the Lions power play (from Cole Fowler).

Gabbour answered for the Glens to complete a three goal performance and Poirier counted his second goal.

Keiran Weir was in the Lions’ net for the loss, and Nicholas Maheux got the win for the Glens. Weir faced 33 Glens shots, while Maheux faced 34 from the Lions.

The Lions served 58 minutes on 13 infractions and the Glens sat out 40 minutes on 12 infractions.

Saturday night, the Hawks were in town to pick up a 10-3 victory in front of the Lions home town fans.

Again the first period remained close. Steve Ray Adams opened the Hawks scoring at 4:11 of the frame, and Jacob Guillot answered back, unassisted, on the Lions power play at 7:07. The tie lasted until 10:04 of the first when Franco Gagnon gave the Hawks a 2-1 edge.

The second period belonged to the Hawks as they struck for four in a row to go up 6-1 before the Lions could get them stopped with a Michael Paquette counter, assisted by Zack Renfrew and Justin Rutley.

Josh Stubbings counted two goals against Lions goaltender John Gilmer in the second period, and Tim Conlin and Austin Rothe added singles.

The third period was again a Hawks affair, with the Hawks counting another four goals and the Lions managing only one.

Stevie Ray Adams completed a three goal performance with two counters and Kyle Richardson and Bryden Van Kessel added singles for the 10-3, Hawks victory.

Dallas Blacksmith scored for the Lions with Landon Veenstra and Jacob Kendrick providing the assists.

The game was unusually low in the penalty department. Just three minor penalties were assessed in the first period, two going to the Lions. The second period was played penalty free, and one minor was handed out to each in the third for a game total of 10 minutes served on five minor infractions.

Gilmer handled the entire game for the Lions and Brandon Lowry earned the Winchester win.

Coming up, the Lions host the Char-Lan Rebels, Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m. 

The Rebels are chasing the Lions and this past week picked up two points on them with a 3-1 win over the Akwesasne Wolves.

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