Midget Lions beat Rangers at home

Verbruggen goes top shelf – Colin Verbruggen (left, #3) scores the final goal of the game late in the third period of the Lions/Rangers tilt at the Morrisburg Arena November 28th. The Midget B House Lions split the week with a win against the Rangers and a 6-3 loss to the Kemptville Royals on November 29th. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

MORRISBURG – A pair of back-to-back games at home resulted in the South Dundas Lions picking up two points last week as the team continues to move its way up the Midget B House standings. The Lions took those two points from the second-best team in the league, the South Grenville Rangers B1 team on November 28th at the Morrisburg Arena.

The Rangers struck first, scoring on Lions goalie Michaela Mustard early in the second period. The Lions countered later in the period when Collin Van Hoof (from Kolby Latulippe) tied the game 1-1. Devon Swindells (from Latulippe) scored the go-ahead goal less than three minutes later to put the Lions in the lead. Just seconds later, Van Hoof (unassisted) off the face-off made it 3-1.

The Lions extended that lead just over a minute into the third period when Raiden Foote (from Colin Verbruggen and Ryan Thompson) made it 4-1 Lions. Four minutes later, the Rangers cut that lead by one. Verburggen (unassisted) finished off the Lions’ scoring with a goal in the final two minutes of the game. Lions won 5-2.

South Dundas then hosted the first place Kemptville Royals B1 team on November 29th.

The Royals scored first, in the opening three minutes of the game to take the lead. Latulippe (unassisted) tied the game with 6:35 remaining in the first period before the Royals potted two goals in less than two minutes. The Lions trailed the Royals 3-1 after the first period.

Kemptville added a goal late in the second period, extending their lead to 4-1.

Swindells (from Sean Nicolaasen) put the Lions back in the game early in the third period. Kemptville restored their three goal lead eight minutes later. Nicolaasen (from Foote and Jaeden Shaver) scored with 6:06 renaming but the Royals quickly countered, resulting in the final score of Kemptville doubling South Dundas 6-3.

The Lions sit in fourth place in the league, two points ahead of the Smiths Falls Bears.

South Dundas visited the Brockville Braves B1 team on December 3rd. That score was unavailable at press time.

Up next, the Lions host the third place Kemptville Royals B2 team on December 5th at the Morrisburg Arena, followed by a visit to Spencerville to take on the Rangers B2 team on December 6th.

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