A pair of 5-1 hockey games spelled both good news and bad news for the South Dundas Novice B Lions in Upper Canada Minor League action this week.
Last Thursday night, January 22, the Lions picked up a home ice 5-1 win against the visiting South Grenville #1 Rangers, but then on Sunday, January 25, they were on the road to Kemptville where they were dealt a 5-1 loss by the B 2 Panthers.
Sunday in Kemptville, Nick Connors scored the lone Lions goal, spoiling Gareth Robinson’s shut out late in the second period. Luke Byvelds provided the helper.
After a scoreless first period, the Panthers went up 3-0 in the second period on goals by Brandon Taylor, Nolan Dulmage and Carter Lemay.
Dulmage counted his second goal early in the third period, and Rhett Mclean made it 5-1 minutes later.
Last Thursday night in Morrisburg, it was goaltender Aiden Hutt’s game as he gave up only one goal early in the third period to Zander Pittman.
Lions Devon Honders (from Cooper McCooeye) and Nick Connors (from Mason Hummel) gave the Lions a 2-0 first period lead.
Three unanswered goal in the last five minutes of the second period put the Lions in the driver’s seat.
Nick Connors kicked it off with his second of the game with help from Hummel and McCooeye, and then it was McCooeye with the goal and Connors providing the assist.
Ben Radley counted the Lions fifth and final goal with 35 seconds left in the second period with Luke Byvelds providing the assist.