Bantam Bs big on offence, even bigger on defence


The South Dundas Bantam B Rep Lions had a very busy week, collecting seven out of a possible eight points and out-scoring their opponents 22-3.

The Lions were busy with three games in three days, two of them on the road.

They kicked it off in Alexandria on Saturday, November 5, when they handed the Glens a 6-0 loss. 

On Saturday, November 6 they were at the beautiful Benson Centre in Cornwall to battle the Colts for first place overall in the East standings, and when it was all over they had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Putting that aside, they were at home to the South Stormont Selects on Monday, November 7, where they handed their opponents a crushing 7-1 loss.

Following a much deserved rest, their next game took them to Maxville this past Sunday, November 13 where they completed a very solid run with an 8-1 win against NGS.

Andrew Jarvis led the Lions attack against NGS in Maxville, Sunday, with a five point performance.

Greg Canham put NGS on the scoreboard on the first face off of the game, but that would be it, as the Lions dominated the remainder of the play.

Eight minutes in, with Toby Mullin in the penalty box for roughing, Evan Mullin, assisted by Josh Black, scored a shorthanded goal to even the contest.  With minutes remaining in the period, Andrew Jarvis (Quinn Bennis and Ben Michels) scored on the Lions power play for a 2-1 advantage.

Early in the second, the Lions scored another power play goal, this one from Randy Fawcett (Jarvis) when he was left all alone in the slot.

Jarvis scored his second of the game, unassisted, on an end to end rush to make it 4-1 for the Lions.

With a three goal advantage, the Lions collected four more in the third to put the game out of reach. 

Counters came from Jarvis who completed his three goal game, Aarron Smith (from Riley Black and Jarvis), affiliated player Trey Suddard and Toby Mullin.

On Monday, November 7, the Selects ran into some penalty problems early in the first period, which the Lions took advantage of for a power play goal by Randy Fawcett (Evan Mullin & Riley Barry).  After killing off back to back penalties, the Selects began to apply pressure, but the Lions held on to carry their one goal advantage into the second period.

Early in the second, Riley Barry scored on the Lions power play with help from Jarvis to give the Lions a 2-0 edge. 

At 4:29 of the frame, the Selects answered when the Lions couldn’t clear their own end. Their goal came from the stick of Jarett Cutler on a tip past a screened Zach Frawley. 

Four minutes later, Josh Black (Evan Mullin) scored to again put the Lions up by two.  Fawcett (from Ben Michels and Cameron Chayer) and Michels (from Quinn Bennis) put the Lions up 5-1.

The Lions added two goals in the third period from Quinn Bennis (assisted by Jarvis and Trey Suddard) and Jarvis (unassisted).  The game featured some great penalty killing from the defensive team of Jarvis, Bennis, Toby Mullin and Riley Black and solid play from goaltender Zach Frawley.

On Sunday, November 6, the Lions travelled to the beautiful Benson Centre to battle the Colts for first place overall in the East standings.

First period action saw both teams playing with caution until, Aarron Smith’s backhand shot beat Colts goaltender Dufrense to give the Lions a 1-0 lead. 

The second period was a scoreless affair, thanks to a big effort from Lions’ goaltender Zach Frawley in keeping the Colts off the scoreboard.

As the puck was dropped for the start of the third period, the Colts finally beat Frawley on a shot from the slot to tie the contest 1-1.

With the Lions spending some quality time in the penalty box, the Colts had many opportunities to put the game away, but the Lions were able to hold on for a 1-1 draw.

Zach Frawley was first star of the game.

Saturday November 5, the Lions scored less than a minute into the game with an Evan Mullin wrist shot as they worked their way to the 6-0 shut out against the Alexandria Glens. Mullin and Randy Fawcett led the effort with two goals apiece, and singles came from the sticks of Cameron Chayer and Andrew Jarvis.

The Lions are on the ice tonight at 8 p.m. to take on the Cornwall Colts. They travel to Smith Falls this Saturday night, November 19th for a 9 p.m. start.

The will also be competing in the upcoming Pembroke Silver Stick tournament in Pembroke, November 25th through November 27th.

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