The South Dundas Atom B House Lions added a little extra reason to celebrate the South Dundas Minor Hockey’s “Lions Day”, here Saturday, November 21, with a 6-2 victory over the visiting East Division’s first place Kemptville Panthers 2.
The first place Panthers have now played 11 games and are holding the top spot on five wins, three loses and two ties for 12 points. The Lions have 10 points on five wins and one loss, and are looking solid with several games in hand over each of the other three teams in the east division.
It was a big weekend for the Lions who followed up the Lions Day win Sunday, in Athens, with a hard fought 3-2 victory over the Leeds Chargers.
It was 1-1 after one period and 2-2 after two as the Lions and Charges battled it out for the win.
It was four minutes into the third period when Wyatt Barkley, unassisted, counted his second goal of the game to put the Lions up by one and that is the way it stayed.
The Chargers were first on the scoreboard with 3:02 left in the first period, but the Lions got it back with Barkley’s first goal unassisted with 1:38 left.
Then in the second period, James Martens put the Lions up 2-1, unassisted, but again they couldn’t hold on.
With just 37 seconds left in the second period, the Chargers Garrett Bell nabbed Lions goaltender Aiden Hutt, for what would be the Chargers final counter.
James Martens had a big game Saturday in Morrisburg, as he struck for five of the six Lions goals in the 6-2 victory over the Kemptville B2 Panthers.
Martens gave the Lions a 2-0 first period lead, his first goal assisted by Ethan Keeler, and the second unassisted.
Early in the second Cameron Piitz got one back for the Panthers to cut the gap to 2-1, but the Lions came charging back with Martens notching his third goal, again assisted by Keeler, and Mason Hummel finding the spot, with help from Wyatt Barkley, for a 4-1 Lions lead.
Martens counted two more in the third with Caleb Machan and Zach Scarbeau getting assists, and Piitz counted his second goal for the Panthers in the 6-2 Lions victory.