After losing their North Dundas Minor Hockey Association tournament opener to the Osgoode/Rideau Senators, the South Dundas Midget B House Lions got back on the right track here Saturday, December 6, with a 2-1 victory over the Char-Lan Rebels.
The win against the Rebels put the Lions in the B championship final against Ottawa’s WEHL, which ended in a 4-1 Lions victory.
The Lions dominated the play against WEHL in the B championship, going up 1-0 in the first period and leading 4-0 after two.
Goaltender Christian Francis gave up his shut out to E. Dekemp with 3:2- left in the third period.
Ewen Baril scored unassisted less than one minute into the first period to give the Lions the 1-0 advantage.
That was followed by the three, second periods goals scored by Trevor Nicolaassen, (from Ben Byvelds and Francis), Tyler Nelson, unassisted, and Nelson for goal number two, with help from Backes and Francis.).
The Lions opened in the tournament with the 4-1 loss to the Osgoode/Rideau Senators.
The Sens posted two first period goals, and added another two in the third period for a 4-0 lead.
Tyler Nelson scored the lone Lions goal with 2:17 left in the game, with Drew Gillard and Nicolaassen providing the assists.
The loss bounced the Lions to the B side of the tournament where they met and defeated the Char-Lan Rebels in a 2-1, come-from-behind, nail biter.
The Rebels got on the scoreboard against Francis midway into the first period, and their 1-0 advantage held throughout the second period.
Then finally at 1:03 of the third period, Tyler Nelson counted for the Lions to even it, 1-1.
At 5:01, Backes found the back of the Rebels net for the winner with help from Nelson and Baril.
The Lions player of the game awards went to goaltender Christian Francis against the Sens, Matt Backes in game two against the Rebels and Tyler Nelson in the championship final.