MORRISBURG – Still vying for the fourth and final play off spot in the Atom C House league, the South Dundas Lions C1 team won back-to-back games over the weekend. Going into the January 26th game against the Kemptville Panthers C2 (7-7-6) team, the Lions sat in sixth place with 21 points, 10 points out of the playoffs.
Early in the first period, Katie Casselman picked up her first goal of the season, unassisted, to give the Lions a 1-0 lead. The team carried that into the second period when late in the frame, Graham Loucks one-timed the puck to put the Lions up 2-0. The Panthers returned the favour a minute later when Javen Albert sent the puck past Lions goalie Rowan McCooeye unassisted. Lions led the Panthers 2-1 into the third period.
A third of the way through the final period, Nicholas Carrothers scored on a breakaway to put the Lions up 3-1.
Two minutes later the Panthers made it a one goal game when Nolan Severenuk scored. The Lions held on to the lead to run out the clock. Lions picked up their first win, defeating the Panthers 3-2.
South Dundas next took on the South Grenville Rangers C2 (2-20-1) team the following day.
Early in the first period, Charlotte Loucks scored off a pass from Carrothers to take an early 1-0 lead. Late in the second period, Aedan Norris (Jayden Dempsey) made it a 2-0 game for the Lions. A scoreless third period capped off a 2-0 shut out. McCooeye picked up his third shut out of the season in net.
The four points put the Lions six points back of the fourth place North Dundas Demons C1 team with five games remaining in the season. They take on the Ogdensburg Leafs February 7th.