With the unbeatable Derrik Jansen guarding their net, the South Dundas Lions went to work here on the weekend to win the A title of the South End Spring Championship four-team Peewee C hockey tournament. It was a huge championship for the Lions who produced 19 goals in four games while giving up none.
Jansen and the Lions started off with a 5-0 shutout against the OE Peewee C1 Piranhas.
Win number two was against the Perrot Riverains, 6-0, and their third round robin win was against the SouthhEnd Inferno C2s, 3-0.
Their unblemished record put them in the final for a rematch with the Riverains, and they kept their pace with Jansen registering his fourth consecutive shutout in the 5-0 championship win.
The Lions got off to a slow start against the Riverains in the championship final, and it was six minutes into the second period before Collin VanHoof put them on the scoreboard with help from Nathen Verhey. Maclean Machon got one more, unassisted, to allow the Lions a 2-0 advantage heading into the third.
The Lions were quick to wrap it up in the third period with goals from Van Hoof (assisted by goaltender Jansen) at 2:33 and Nathen Verhey (assisted by Camrin Connors) at 2:55.
Connors finished it off for the 5-0 championship win with Van Hoof and Machon assisting.
The player of the game award was presented to Jansen, who produced his fourth consecutive shutout and picked up an assist on the Van Hoof goal.
The Lions opened in the tournament with a 5-0 victory over the OE Peewee C1 Piranhas.
A Devon Swindells goal, assisted by Kloe Lewis gave them a first period, 1-0 lead. Camrin Connors, with help from Nathen Verhey stretched it to 2-0, 3:47 into the second period, and with 41 seconds left on the clocked Swindells counted his second of the game for a 3-0 Lion advantage.
Machon and Verhey added unassisted goals in the third for the 5-0 victory.
Game two was against the Riverains and ended in a 6-0 Lions victory.
Verhey led the Lions scoring with three goals, while Van Hoof, Callahan Staye and Camrin Connors all connected for singles.
Devon Swindells helped out on three goals while Reavyn Baldwin and Kloe Lewis had two assists each.
Game three was a tough match against the SouthEnd Inferno. It wasn’t until the final minute of the first period that Devon Swindells scored unassisted for a 1-0 Lions advantage.
A pair of second period goals from Mackenzie McKee-Markell (from Machon) and Nathen Verhey (from Kloe Lewis) gave them the 3-0 win and completed the Lions three-game undefeated record.