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Curling Chatter

Curling Milestones

It was another milestone for two of our senior curlers last week, as a crew from CJOH television dropped in to feature two of our over-ninety curlers, Dwight Gilmer and Eric Orgee. These men have been athletic all of their lives, and it’s an inspiration to the rest of us to see them still active at this age. Keep going, fellows! Remember, Jim Fraser was well over 100 when he retired. The segment should air Friday night during the sportscast on the early news.

Speaking of Jim Fraser, the final senior men’s draw was completed last week, and the trophy named in Jim’s honour was won by – wait for it – Sid Morrell, along with Len Bellamy, Paul Gunther and John Walsh (who had to drop out early in the draw). Some people have beaten Sid, but not often. 

Coming in a close second was another top curler, Don O’Brien, with Raymond Benoit, Gerry Thompson and Charlie Farlinger. Organizer Dave King has set up a fine season for us, and we thank him for this, and for the special events he has also arranged. These include the friendlies, the two-person senior bonspiels and other events.

Our senior men visited Cornwall last week for their final friendly matches of the season. The club can accommodate six teams at once, so three from Winchester joined us against the Cornwall hosts. 

It’s always good to renew acquaintances and make new friends at these events, and with about 50 curlers present, there were a lot of them. During conversation at lunch we learned that next year Cornwall’s new curling facility will be completely paid for, with $200,000 in reserve. Not bad for a 134 year-old club! 

Now to the bad news: our local fellows lost every match. Winchester fared a bit better, winning one game. For the record, the victims were: Martin Schneckenburger, Rick McKenzie, Fred ‘Boomer’ Langlotz and Steve Thompson; George Rutley, Doug Jarvis, Karl Duncan and Dwight Gilmer; Dave King, Ron Brown, Keith Robinson and Ted Harriman. In spite of our lack of success on the ice, we had a very pleasant day, and look forward to more of these events next year.

Last Friday, two teams of senior men drove to Kingston for their final bonspiel of the year. Jack Barkley, Dave King, Doug Jarvis and George Rutley beat a Perth foursome in the morning, and a Brockville team in the afternoon, finishing second on the ‘B’ side.

Sid Morrell, Raymond Benoit, Neil Williams and Al Herriman defeated Carleton Place in their first match, but had a tougher time in the afternoon against a fine Kingston team. Sid had to tap a rock back in the final end to extend the match, but the rock slid one inch too far. As a result, they finished seventh. Still, they each got a small box of steaks for their trouble – not as big a prize as the steaks Jack and his gang brought home, but excellent prizes all the same. 

The fellows had high praise for the Royal Kingston Curling Club. They raved about the beautiful facility, the prizes, and the meal the club put on. It was a fitting end to the season for the men, who, aside from the skins games they’ll play at our club this week, have finished for the season.

Curling in the ladies’ Tuesday afternoon curling and their Wednesday night league have finished, with no winner declared in either case, but a sociable wind-up to their seasons, as usual

The daytime mixed curling on Thursday mornings finishes tomorrow, followed by the usual luncheon and trophy presentation for the ten-team league. Good curling to all!    



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MPS students experience a ‘crazy’ hair day

Students at Morrisburg Public School had a crazy hair day last Wednesday and, yes, indeed there were some very funky and some very out of the ordinary coiffures. Pictured above are the various grade representatives selected for the photo based on their outrageous dos. Front, l-r, are Michelle Chater, Kyra Lewis, Dawson Lewis, Celina McMillan, Zoe McMillan and Chloe Adams. Back, l-r, are Brandon Lovely, Bethany Baker, Harneet Cheema, Gabriel Baker and Shyla Crowder. In the closeup insets, l-r, Chloe Adams shows off her birds nest, Shylar Crowder her hair braided eyewear, and Michelle Chater her spring variety pack.


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A sweet tribute to club’s Canskaters

Canskaters, the little guys of the Morrisburg and District Figure Skate Club, turned out in good numbers Saturday, to celebrate the successes of their skate season and to reminisce over a bowl or two of ice cream.

“This is new this year,” said club president, Julie VanHoof, as the young skaters made their way to the ice cream table to scoop up their bowls and decorate their treats with a huge assortment of ice cream toppings. “We wanted to do something for our Canskaters, so we thought we would try an ice cream party.”

According to VanHoof, this year’s Canskate Program attracted approximately 80 young skaters. “Our numbers were up this year, so we are very happy with that. And I think we have at least 75 per cent of them here today.”

VanHoof explained that while the club holds a formal awards banquet at year end, often the young Canskaters and their parents don’t attend.

Although the Canskaters receive their achievement badges as they are earned throughout the season, Saturday, each of the skaters was recognized with a certificate of achievement.

Scooping the ice cream and assisting with the presentations of the certificates were this year’s program assistants (PA’s): Brenna German, Alyssa MacMillan, Abby MacMillan, Ali VanHoof, Kristyn VanHoof, Allison Lee, Katherine Lee, Jessica Bass, Kendra Buter, Kaitlyn Stewart, Tayler Pilon, Alexis Engwerda, Teisha Mullin, Toby Mullin, Alice Cameron, Kathleen Nicolaasson and Sandy Scott.

The PAs are a valuable part of the local club as it is these more advanced skaters who run the Canskate groups under the supervision of the club’s professional coaches. “They are the ones who actually work with the young skaters,” explained VanHoof.

“As part of the Canskate Program, our PA’s are trained at the beginning of each season by the professional coaches. They have to take part in an on ice and off ice training session. They really enjoy it. We have criteria that they have to be 10 years old and have to have passed their preliminary free skate. So they are eager to become PA’s once they hit 10 years. You can see it on their faces.”

“And of course the Canskaters look up to them because they are the older skaters.”

This year’s Canskate program was chaired by Tracey Yalden and Ellen Biemond. Co-chairs were Trisha Morrow and Joanne Johnson.

Although they will officially receive their awards at the upcoming year-end club banquet…three individuals were named award winners on Saturday.

Winning this year’s Canskate Program Assistant Award was Brenna German.

This award is presented annually to an assistant who is a great asset to the coaching team on the ice and shows commitment off the ice by providing support and assistance to the club. The winner imparts passion, spirit and triumph of skating on those with whom they work.

Named as this year’s Canskater of the Year, which is awarded for talent and skill achievements coupled with passion for skating, was Marin Morrow.

This year’s Canskate Champion Award went to co-winners Sara Stewart and Ella Mallett-Seymour. 

These skaters demonstrate the value of determination, discipline, perseverance and positive attitude.

This week, members of the Morrisburg and District Figure Skate Club are busy preparing for their annual ice show Saturday night, March 31.

Open to all skate fans in the community, this year’s theme is Love of Skating. Show time is 7 p.m.


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Seaway opens 54th season

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) predicted that cargo shipments would rise by about three per cent to 38.6 million tonnes for 2012 as it marked the official opening of its 54th navigation season on Thursday, March 22, at Lock 3 of the Welland Canal. 

Exports of coal are expected to be a bright spot, as producers in Montana route their product by rail to Great Lakes ports, where the cargo is loaded onto lakers and brought to the Port of Quebec via the Seaway.  

The coal is subsequently trans-shipped to ocean vessels destined for Europe, avoiding congested coastal ports.

Rob Bryson from Parrish and Heimbecker’s Hamilton operation, and Donald Gallienne from Aluminerie Alouette, served as keynote speakers at the event. 

Canadian agribusiness firm Parrish and Heimbecker, has invested $30 million in expanding its grain handling facilities strategically located at the Port of Hamilton, testifying to the enduring value of the Seaway in cost effectively moving grain. 

Aluminerie Alouette, the largest aluminum smelter in North America, uses the Seaway to transport substantial volumes of aluminum ingots on a tug / barge combination from its facility in Sept-Iles (Quebec) to Great Lakes ports in the U.S. 

Both speakers testified to the critical role that marine transportation plays in their respective firms’ ability to compete effectively in a global marketplace.

The tug/barge used to transport the aluminum ingots, McKeil Marine’s Wilf Seymour/Alouette Spirit, served as the opening vessel at Lock 3 of the Welland Canal. 

 “McKeil is honoured to be part of the Seaway opening celebration,” said Steve Fletcher, President of McKeil Marine Limited.  “Our company’s innovative marine solutions provide shippers with a cost effective and environmentally friendly means of moving cargo. The Seaway has been a strong advocate in shifting more cargo onto our waterways, which also serves to ease pressure on congested road and rail links.”  

As a result of the tug and barge operation, tens of thousands of truckloads are being shifted from two and four lane highways to the Seaway.  

“We are pleased to see continued momentum in the burgeoning tug and barge sector,” said Bruce Hodgson, Director of Market Development for the SLSMC.  “The Aluminerie Alouette shipments serve as a great example of how marine transportation directly supports the operation of a major North American business and, at the same time, bolsters our quality of life.”  

Canadian and international carriers are in the process of building new vessels, with some scheduled to begin transiting Seaway waters in 2012.  

Collister Johnson Jr., Administrator of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, noted that with carriers investing hundreds of millions of dollars in fleet renewal, the Seaway system’s future is bright. 

“Marine transportation is already the most energy efficient means of moving cargo, and these new vessels will increase energy efficiency by up to 40 per cent in addition to offering leading edge emissions performance,” said Johnson.

A recently published economic impact study, commissioned by Marine Delivers, demonstrates the significant role that the Great Lakes / Seaway system plays in supporting the Canadian and U.S. economies.  

Some 227,000 jobs and $34 billion in economic activity are supported by the movement of goods within the Great Lakes / Seaway waterway. 


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Novice B Lions win UCMHL playoff championship

With a hard fought, and well-earned 1-1 tie, Monday night here, the South Dundas Novice B Lions captured the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League playoff championships defeating the Brockville #1 Braves  five points to three. 

The two, evenly matched teams battled hard for four games and the difference in the series was the game two Lions’ 3-1 win on the road Friday night. 

The teams ended up  tying three of the four games, including Monday night’s series clinching fourth game in Brockville.

Going into game four, the Lions needed a win or tie to claim the title, meaning the pressure was on the Braves who absolutely needed a win.

The Braves scored early on Lions goaltender Brendan Shaver on a broken play when Garret Hough ended up with the puck and found the five hole on Shaver.

That would be Shaver’s only blemish on the night. 

Although the Lions dominated play the rest of the way and out-played the Braves, they were unable to beat their goalie, who like Shaver, had an outstanding series.

The Lions, however, didn’t give up and they continued to pressure for the tying goal which finally came on their power play late in the third period. 

Doing the Lions counting was Kayne McCadden who deflected a Ben Lapier shot into an open right side of the Brockville net to tie the game 1-1. 

With the tie, the  Lions then dug in to defend the surge the Braves mounted with their season now on the ropes. 

The clock, however, ticked to zero without a shot and the Lions skated away with the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League’s 2011/12 Novice B championship.

The championship series opened last Wednesday night, on Morrisburg ice and the Lions came out to play after coming off three series sweeps. 

The Lions built a 3-1 third period lead, but would be unable to hold on, as the Braves pressured and netted two goals in the last two minutes of the game to settle it in a 3-1 tie and a point apiece for each team.

 Ben Lapier, Nolan Henry and Joshua Broad scored the Lion’s goals with assists to Kayne McCadden, Owen Fetterly, Kolby Latulippe, Henry and Lapier. 

In game two on Braves ice Friday night, the Lions again buile a 3-1 lead, but this time they held on to go up three points to the Braves one in the five point series. 

Kayne McCadden scored early in the first from a pass from Owen Fetterly that would stand up until the third. 

In the third, Ben Lapier and Braves Garret Hough exchanged goals before Nolan Henry scored with three minutes left for the two goal lead. 

The Lions then killed the clock for what would be the only win in the series.

In game three, in front of a big crowd in Morrisburg on Saturday afternoon the Lions were looking for a win for the championship but again they would settle for a tie.

With the Braves playing their best game of the series and grabbing a first period 1-0 lead which they would hold onto late in the third, the Lions found themselves in a catch-up situation until the final minute of the game.

With the game clock ticking away, the Lions pulled Shaver in favour of an extra attacker to  press for the tying goal. 

After a huge scramble in front of the net with forwards, Nolan Henry, Joshua Broad, Kayne McCadden and Ben Lapier pressing, Nolan Henry finally got a shot past the Braves goalie for the tying goal. 

During the series the Braves forwards were held at bay rush after rush by the defence pairings of Spencer Barclay and Trent Rae and Cassidy Bilmer and Trent Rae. 

The Lions had a hugely successful season and for the playoffs put together an enviable undefeated record consisting of seven wins and three ties. 

They met up with and eliminated North Dundas, Kemptville #2, Brockville #2 to win the East Division Championship before defeating Brockville #1 for the overall league championship.



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Sunshine List salary surprises

On March 23rd, the official 2012 Sunshine List was made public, revealing those public sector workers who earned over $100,000 in 2011.

The entire list, which is much too long to be reprinted here, can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Finance website under “Public Sector Salary Disclosure 2012.”

According to government literature, “the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act (1996) makes Ontario’s public sector more open and accountable to taxpayers.”

“The act requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year.”

“The act applies to organizations such as the Government of Ontario, Crown Agencies, Municipalities, Hospitals, Boards of Public Health, School Boards, Universities, Colleges, Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, and other public sector employers who receive a significant level of funding from the provincial government.”

The school boards serving South Dundas are the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

The Upper Canada District School Board’s (UCDSB) list included principals and vice-principals from South Dundas. 

Morrisburg Public School Principal Beverley Bethune was listed at $109,025 for 2011. Iroquois Public School Principal Kelty Grant had a 2011 salary of $108,788.87. Two from Seaway District High School were listed: Principal Terry Gardiner at $122,293.19 and Vice Principal Karen Bryan at $106,622.21.

There were a few people listed as UCDSB Superintendents of Education, all of whom made, on average, $157,000 each. Director of Education, David K. Thomas was listed with a 2011 salary of $211,184.22.

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) listed St. Mary’s-St. Cecilia’s School Principal Joy Martel at $106,287.70 for 2011.

CDSBEO Director of Education and Secretary, William Gartland was listed with a salary of  $201,758.60 for 2011.

St. Lawrence College’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Whitaker, had a salary of $298,032.05 in 2011. Closer to home, Donald Fairweather, Dean of the Cornwall Campus, was listed with a salary of $139,636.35.

In the medical sphere, there were only seven employees listed for Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH), including two registered nurses. Former Chief Executive Officer Trudy Reid was listed with the highest salary at $218,947.66. Others on the WDMH list included Lynn Hall, Michelle Blouin, Sylvie Forgues-Martel, Sean O’Brien, Fernande Vermeulen, and Gay Campbell.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s (EOHU) Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Roumeliotis, had a salary of $300,449.78 in 2011.

The Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) listed two Chief Executive Officers: Robert Cushman at $105,549.22 and Alexander Munter at $196,327.07. Chief Information Officer Glenn Alexander had a 2011 total of $187,672.06 while Senior Director of Health and System Accountability Suzanne Dionne was listed with a 2011 total of $171,565.13.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research had several employees who made upwards of $300,000 in 2011. President and Chief Scientific Officer Thomas Hudson was listed with a salary of $534,546.60.

Hydro One salaries ranged from just over $100,000 to almost $1,000,000. Laura Formusa, President and Chief Executive Officer for Hydro One had a 2011 salary of $961,963.

Both Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation had several pages each of employees listed making upwards of $100,000. 

Hydro One also had 34 people with salaries in the $200,000 range; approximately five people in the $300,000 range; about four people in the $400,000 range; and one listed with a salary in the $500,000 range.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) had 15 employees with salaries in the $500,000 to $1,000,000 range. The top salary for OPG in 2011 belonged to William Robinson, Executive Vice President for Business Transformation, who made $972,641.88.

Ontario Power Authority had four employees with salaries over $300,000 in 2011. The top paid employee was Chief Executive Officer Colin Andersen at $573,027.

Carl Isenburg, President and Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, had a 2011 salary of $299,672.44.

There were five employees  from the St. Lawrence Parks Commission listed on the 2012 Sunshine List: Mary Beach, Ronald Betournay, Darren Dalgleish, Dave Dobbie, and Bryan Mercer. The top salary listed was $128,693.47 and belonged to Betournay, Director of Finance and Administration.

In addition to reporting salaries of those employees who met or exceeded a salary of $100,000, the Sunshine List also gave a list of organizations that had “no salaries to disclose.” All employees for companies listed in this category made less than $100,000 in 2011. Two local examples of this are Community Living Dundas County in Morrisburg and Naomi’s Family Resource Centre in Winchester.


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Robert ‘Bob’ St. Pierre

A lifetime resident of the Winchester area, Robert (Bob) St. Pierre, passed away early in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. He was 64 years young.

Robert was born in Winchester on September 7th, 1947, to his parents Leo Paul and Cecile St. Pierre (nee Gagnon). He was one of five children; Yvonne, Robert, Suzie, Roger and Bernard. 

On April 25th, 1970, Robert was blissfully wed to Suzanne (nee Johnston). He was a farmer by trade and an avid curler and golfer at heart. 

In his retirement he added “Chef” to his list of attributes, much to the satisfaction of his family.

Robert’s memory will live on in his wife Sue, his sons Jason and Mark, their wives Cathy and Karen, and his much cherished grandchildren Aleisha, Bryce, Sebastien and Chloe. 

He is survived by his father Leo Paul of Embrun, his siblings Yvonne (Ken) Lavigne of Bowmanville, Suzanne St. Pierre of Ottawa and Roger St. Pierre of Ottawa, as well as by many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his mother Cecile and his brother Bernard.

In tribute to the way Robert lived, a celebration of life was held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Sunday, March 25th at 2 p.m. followed by a luncheon at his second home, the Cedar Glen Golf Course.  

Donations to Winchester Hospital would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be made at 

Robert’s family expressed their gratitude to everyone who assisted with his rehabilitation after his surgery and to the caring staff at WDMH who made his last days as meaningful and comfortable as possible.


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Ruth Eleanor Kirkwood

A lifelong resident of Morrisburg, Ruth Eleanor Kirkwood, passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 17, 2012, following an illness of one week. She was 86 years old.

Ruth was the daughter of the late William J. and Electa Maud (nee Steed) Mullin. She was born on Monday, June 8, 1925, at Morrisburg.

On August 21, 1948, at the Whitechurch in Matilda Township, she married Robert ‘Keith’ Kirkwood who predeceased her in 1989. For more than 45 years, Ruth lived at 16 Augusta Street in the house that Keith built.

For the past nine months, she lived at the Hartford Retirement Centre in Morrisburg.

Ruth was a well-loved elementary school teacher. She began her career at Toyes Hill and later taught at Hallville and Iroquois before coming to Morrisburg Public School. After retiring, Ruth continued to provide home schooling for a number of years.

Ruth was a very active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Morrisburg, and was particularly active in the Knox Women’s Missionary Society. She served the local Society as secretary for many years, was treasurer in the WMS at the Presbyterial level and participated in Synodical meetings. 

She was involved in Prayer Group, Seekers, Children’s Group and for a number of years the local Vacation Bible School programs, and anywhere else she could serve her God.

While her health permitted, she was active in the Legion Ladies Branch 48 Auxiliary, and she was a member of the Morrisburg Order of the Eastern Star #83.

Ruth excelled at cooking and baking and was famous for her homemade buns. At the Craft Fair, people reserved them ahead to make sure they would not be disappointed.

Ruth was also quite fussy about her lawn, in which there was not a weed to be found. Any time a dandelion dared to grow, Ruth would be seen trying to eradicate it. Gardening and her flowers were two favorite hobbies in addition to watching her beloved birds. She read the Ottawa Citizen daily and faithfully followed her team, the Ottawa Senators. She enjoyed dining out and days spent shopping with her daughter.

Ruth was the cherished mother of Christine (Ray Norton) Kirkwood of Morrisburg, and loving grandmother of Jeffery and Jennifer Hess, both of Winchester Springs. She will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one brother Donald Mullin, sisters-in-law Dorine Mullin, Beulah Gamble and Inez Davidson (in life they were as close as sisters).

Friends were received at Knox Presbyterian Church, Morrisburg, on Tuesday, March 20, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service performed at 2 p.m. by Rev. Janine Dekker.

Organist, Gary Postma, played while the congregation sang How Great Thou Art, Blessed Assurance and Ruth’s favorite, Amazing Grace.

As per Ruth’s request, the scripture was John 15:5-17.

Even in death, Ruth ministered to her family and friends that they would feel the warmth of Christ’s love when they obeyed His commandment to love and serve others. This was how Ruth lived her life and now she is basking in the warmth of God’s love.

Interment will be in the spring, when Ruth will be placed beside her beloved husband Keith in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wayde Roles, Bruce Mullin, Mike Domanko, Charles Farlinger, Jeffery Hess and Chris Brisbois.


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Perspectives by Rev. Norine Gullons


Spring is a great time of year! I have been watching the crocus begin to bloom and the lilac bush is already starting to sprout buds. ! A time of renewal!

Many people are re-evaluating and looking at changes in their personal lives, their communities, their work, and their faith communities.  

They are essentially asking the question:  Does something need to grow and develop or does something need to actually die and allow new life to spring forth?

Simple changes, such as learning or developing a skill or implementing new ideas don’t require that anything needs to die. We simply build on the understanding, information and expertise that we already have.

Transformation on the other hand requires that something dies so that new life can be created. If we want to transform our communities, faith communities or organizations then we need to learn to become experts of allowing things to die and we need to learn to become midwives to the new life that is coming into being.

Transformation happens when a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies. The “grain” needs to die so that it will ultimately survive and then a thriving and sustaining plant life is created.

What dies in a grain of wheat when it falls into the ground is its temporal form so that its life-giving essence can be released into a new temporal form. When helping things to die, we need to pay attention to what actually needs to die and what needs to be allowed to blossom forth with new life.

We find metaphors for the Christian life in plants springing from the ground, being drawn outward toward the light, and bearing fruit according to their nature. 

Jesus uses the dead seed coming to life and bearing fruit as a metaphor for his own crucifixion and being raised up on our behalf. Think of the weird conversations he had with a variety of people. These conversations were not about change ~ they were about transforming defeat to a new way of being!

May God bless you in transforming your life this spring! 

Rev. Norine Gullons

South Dundas Evangelical

Lutheran Parish



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Bantam B Lion Reps bounce back for UCMHL playoff championship

After a crushing opening game, 4-1 loss to the Perth/Lanark Wings, the South Dundas Bantam Rep Lions regrouped and battled their way back into contention with three consecutive wins for the UCMHL 2011/12 playoff championship.

Monday night, in game four of the five point series played in Lanark, they locked it up with a  6-2 victory to take the series six points to two.

The series opened in Morrisburg last Wednesday, March 21 with a tough 4-1 loss to the visiting wings.

Perth had just come off a big win to defeat Smith Falls on Monday, March 19, to advance to the league championship against the Lions, and they carried their momentum forward to the waiting Lions.

The lone goal in the series openere for the Lions came from the stick of Aaron Smith assisted by Randy Fawcett and Quinn Bennis in the first period.

Game two was played in Lanark on Friday night, March 23rd, and despite a slow start the Lions were able to put it together for a 5-2 victory.

The first period saw the Wings take a 1-0 lead on a rebound goal by Alex Echlin.

Then just six minutes into the second period the Lions were able to even it with a short-handed goal by Randy Fawcett, assisted by Andrew Jarvis.

One minute later, Jarvis struck, unassisted to put the Lions up 2-1.

The Lions lead held until the dying minutes of the frame when Quinn Bennis scored on the Lions power play with help from Randy Fawcett and Spencer Heldens to give the Lions a 3-1 edge heading into the third period.

In the third period, the Black boys combined for the Lions fourth goal when Josh Black  set it up for Riley Black who beat Micheal Saumur on the gloveside.

The Wings closed the gap to 4-2 one minute later when Noah Greer slipped one past Lions goaltender Zach Frawley.

The Lions ended it when Ben Michels picked up a Riley Barry rebound for the 5-2 victory.

With the five point series even at two point apiece, it was back to Morrisburg for a Saturday afternoon game, in front of a huge hometown crowd that saw the Lions claim a 3-1 win.

Six minutes into the first period, Andrew Jarvis scored unassisted on the Lions power play.

The Lions lead, however didn’t last, as before the period ended Tyler Murphy collected his own rebound to beat Frawley and even it at 1-1.

It took the Lions until late in the second period to get ahead, once again with Jarvis scoring on their power play with help from Evan Mullin.

Frawley was solid in the Lions net as the Lions worked to hold on to their one-goal advantage.

With 4:08 left on the clock Mullin counted with help from Riley Black and Randy Fawcett for the Lions third goal.

The Lions win in game three sent the series back to Lanark this past Monday night with a four points to two advantage. 

Details of the 6-2 win that gave them the championship were not available at press time.