Atom B Lions explode for big win


The South Dundas Atom B Lions packed a powerful offensive punch here Saturday, November 29 when they connected for a 11-2 win over the hosting NGS Braves.

The Braves struck early, just 59 seconds into the first period with an unassisted goal by Mason Mekker. 

Cam Shaver evened the score at 7:58, when he took a pass from Quade Mullin, head faked a defender then fired a wrist shot past Braves goaltender Jane McManus.  

Just over a minute later, Spencer Barclay set up Sam Connors to give the Lions a 2-1 lead.  

Braden McRae tied the game 2-2, after taking a feed from Matthew Lalonde at 3:24, and it appeared that the period would likely end that way until Dryden Buter, from James Martens, put the Lions in front for good with 1:16 left on the clock.

The Lions didn’t look back from that point on and scored four more times in the second.  

Owen Patterson got it rolling when he finished off a pretty passing play by his linemates Buter and Martens and Monty Dejong got an unassisted marker to make it 5-2.  

Buter made it 6-2, assisted by Patterson and with just 37 seconds left in the period, D-man Nate Paulino got his second of the season, unassisted.

The third period was similar to the second period, with the Lions putting up another four goals.  

Dejong got his second of the game after taking a pass from Shaver to make it 8-2.  

The Lions got more offence from their defence when Stefan Kronstal got his first goal of the year, unassisted, and Patterson made it 10-2 with help from Dejong.  

Buter completed a three goal performance after being setup by his winger Martens to close out the scoring at 2:38 and give the Lions the 11-2 win.

Brayden Lalonde-Thomspon who was called up from the Atom C Lions to play goal, had a good effort in net.

This was the Lions fourth victory in a row.  

Lions next action will see them on the road this Saturday in Perth tournament.  

Sunday, the Lions will host South Grenville, and are hoping for a win to “leapfrog” them in the standings.  The Lions currently sit third in the East, a point behind South Grenville with two games in hand. 

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