Three up, three down, Midget Lions on a roll


MORRISBURG–The South Dundas Major Midget B Lions added another three strokes to their win column in recent action with wins over Smith Falls, 3-0, Char-Lan, 5-0 and North Leeds, 4-3.

Since the Lions got off to their rough start at the beginning of the season with two losses and one tie, they have rebounded with six wins and just one tie.

In 10 games they have six wins, two losses and two ties for 14 points. This gives them a three point lead over second place Cornwall in the UCMHL Major Midget B Rep East Division.

Char-Lan is holding third place with nine points, and Alexandria is fourth with seven.

The Lions were in Smiths Falls on Sunday, November 3, for the 3-0 win, with Josh Martineau in net for the shut out.

The Lions scored a goal a period for the win, beginning with a Cameron Michels goal assisted by Aaron Smith in the first period.

Then in the second, Jordan Smail and Tanner Hummel provided the setup for a Josh Black goal on the Lions power play.

Black nailed his second goal of the game early in the third period with assists going to Drew Minish and Spencer Heldens.

One night later, the Lions were in Williamstown where again they kept their opponents from the scoreboard as they went to work on a 5-0 victory.

This time out Zack Frawley was in net for the shutout.

Josh Black had another strong showing, this time with a two goal performance.

He got it started early in the first period with help from Michels.

In the second Aaron Smith from Smail, and Black unassisted, pushed the Lions advantage to 3-0.

Riley Black, unassisted, counted early in the third period to make it 4-0, and Evan Mullin finished it off with help from Hummel for the 5-0 victory.

Back home on Morrisburg ice on Thursday, November 7, the Lions were challenged by North Leeds who turned it up a notch in the third period.

The two played to a 1-1 first period tie with Jordan St. Louis scoring for the Lions from Josh Black and Tanner Hummel.

Then in the second period, Jordan Smail connected from St. Louis and Hummel for a slim 2-1 Lions edge.

North Leeds evened it early in the third period, but they couldn’t hold on.

At 5:01 of the frame Smail counted his second of the game (from Josh Black and Spencer Heldens) to put the Lions up by one.

Then just over one minute later St. Louis found the North Leeds net for his second tally with help from Cameron Michels and Riley Black to put the Lions in the driver’s seat at 4-2.

North Leeds got one more past Lions goaltender Josh Martineau from Tynan Blair but that was it and the Lions kept their winning streak alive with a 4-3 victory.

Coming up this week the Lions are at home on Saturday evening, November 16, to Perth. Game time is 8 p.m. Then on Sunday, November 17, the Lions are at the Benson Centre in Cornwall, at 8:30 p.m.  

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