Junior Lions lose two


The Morrisburg Junior B Lions were handed a pair of losses on the weekend, both in Gananoque.

Saturday, January 10 they opened the Rideau-St. Lawrence Division Showcase against the Prescott Flyers with a 6-1 loss.

Then on Sunday, January 11, again in Gananoque, they lost to the hometown Islanders 6-4.

Saturday, against the Flyers, Landon Veenstra managed the lone Lions goal at 7:18 of the first period for a 1-0 lead. But that was it.

The Flyers came back for three to carry a 3-1 lead into the second period where another three goals produced the 6-1 win. 

Keiran Weir and newcomer Brett Hahn shared the Lions net duties. Hahn replaces veteran Lions goaltender John Gilmer who recently signed with the Nepean Raiders.

Sunday, the Lions held the Islanders to a 1-1 first period tie, the Lions getting their goal from Eric Evans, unassisted.

The Islanders charged up for a second period showing that produced four unanswered goals against Lions goaltender Brett Hahn.

The Lions found themselves in the third period to make a game of it with three consecutive goals.

Landon Veenstra, unassisted on the Lions power play, got it started just 53 second in and that was followed by a Justin Lefevbre powe-play goal at 2:30.

At 11:11 of the third, Dylan Nixon cut the Islanders advantage to 5-4 with help from Ryan Griffin and Curtis Evans, but that was it.

Brett Arrowsmith scored the final goal of the game at 13:59 of the third period for the 6-4 Gananoque win.

Coming up, the Lions are in Westport this Friday night. They will host the Char-Lan Rebels, Sunday, January 18. Game time is 2:30 p.m.

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