Tied for first place with Cornwall in the East Division, the South Dundas Bantam B Rep Lions added another mark in their win column with a 6-1 victory over Perth here last Monday night.
Riley Barry and Andrew Jarvis, both had solid nights as they worked out three point performances.
Drew Minish (from Riley Barry) started the Lions scoring in the first period, when his shot beat Perth goaltender, Scott St. Jean low on the blocker side.
Minutes later Braeden Smith answered for Perth when left unattended in front of the Lions net.
Late in the first, the Lions ran into penalty trouble to Randy Fawcett and Toby Mullin which gave Perth a five on three advantage.
On the penalty kill, however, Andrew Jarvis gained possession of the puck and skated through the opposition for a short-handed goal against St. Jean on blocker side for a 2-1 Lions lead.
The Lions got a big scare just over five minutes into the second period when a mad scramble in front of goaltender Zach ‘Big Z’ Frawley resulted in several scoring chances. However, the Big Z was able to keep his composure and sent them packing.
At the other end of the ice, the Lions had a lucky break when a weak wrist shot by Josh Black fooled St. Jean on the glove side. That was followed, with less than a minute remaining in the period, when Riley Barry’s (from Jarvis) snapshot from the blue line beat St. Jean for a 4-1 Lions lead.
The third period was filled with penalties.
With 2.02 remaining, Jarvis scored his second of the game, assisted by Barry, and then Barry with help from Josh Black and Toby Mullin finished it off for the 6-1 Lions win.
The game featured excellent performances from Frawley ‘BIG Z’ who was not feeling well, and from Riley Black who played defence for the first time this year.
The Lions have a busy schedule coming up. On Monday, October 24 they were on the road to play Char-Lan and next Wednesday, November 5 they are in Alexandria at 6 p.m. On November 6 they are in Cornwall and on Monday, November 7 they hare back home against Long Sault.
The Lions are tied for first place with Cornwall with eight points. They have posted 28 goals and given up just eight.