The South Dundas Novice B Lions gave up just one goal in two games as they swept their opening four-point UCMHL playoff series against the South Grenville Rangers last week.
The series opened last Tuesday, February 17 in Morrisburg, with a 5-0 Lions victory and then moved to the Rangers barn in Prescott where Lions goaltender Aiden Hutt gave up just one goal in a 7-1 Lions win that wrapped up the series.
Nick Connors was a huge force to be reckoned with during the series opener last Tuesday, as he struck for four of the five Lions’ goal and provided the assist on the other.
He struck for his first two late in the first period with help from Ben Radley and Mason Hummel and his second goal was unassisted.
Late in the second period he went to work for his next two, the first assisted by Radley and the second again unassisted.
Radley scored early in the third period with help from Connors and then it was back Connors with Logan Tait providing the help on the Lions fifth and final counter.
At Prescott, the Lions went up 3-0 in the first period on goals from Noelle Hatherall (assisted by Mason Hummel), Cooper McCooeye (from Connors and Hatherall) and Connors (from McCooeye).
Braiden Anderson scored the lone Rangers goal of the series midway into the second period, and then it was back to the Lions and Connors unassisted to allow the Lions to carry a 4-1 advantage into the third period.
Goals in the third were scored by Ben Radley, McCooeye and Hummel.