Jr. ‘C’s beat Royals, lose to Castors

Stopped in the third: Morrisburg Jr. ‘C’ Lions captain Jordan Smail (#3) shoots on Clarence Castors goalie Cory Camirand late in the third period. The Lions led the game going into the third period before giving up three goals in third, losing 4-2 to the Castors. The team hosts St. Isidore in Cornwall Nov. 4th. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

Jr. ‘C’s pick up two points on weekend, remain in 11th place.

MORRISBURG – The Morrisburg Jr. ‘C’ Lions came away from the weekend with two out of a possible four points thanks to a 5-1 win over the Bytown Royals October 13th.

The Lions started scoring midway through the first period, with Josh Barnes picking up a pass from team captain Jordan Smail, sending it past Royals goalie Ryan Black. Lions led 1-0. Two minutes later Thomas Ouderkirk buried the puck to put the Lions up 2-0. Alec St. Gelais earned his first of three points of the night, assisting on Ouderkirk’s goal. St. Gelais added a second assist, setting up Zach Leblanc’s goal two minutes later, giving the Lions a 3-0 lead.

Kirk Gauvreau scored eight minutes into the second period on a play up ice with Ouderkirk and extended the Lions lead to 4-0.

The Royals spoiled the Lions chances for a shutout with six minutes left in the second period on a goal by Nathan Bonyou. Lions led 4-1.

St. Gelais added another goal late in the third period as the Lions beat the Royals 5-1. Dean Gauvreau played a full 60 minutes in net, earning his first win of the season.

Morrisburg then traveled to Cornwall to host the Clarence Castors at the Benson Centre October 14th.

The Castors gnawed their way on to the scoreboard 13 minutes into the game when Alexis Gagné snuck the puck past Lions’ goalie Dean Gauvreau to take a 1-0 lead.

Leblanc tied the game half way through the second period, off a pass from Kirk Gauvreau and St. Gelais. With three minutes left in the period, Leblanc put the Lions ahead 2-1. St. Gelais had his second helper of the game. Morrisburg outshot Clarence 18-8 in the period.

The Castors tied the game early in the third period, with Patrick Lemay scoring the equalizer.

St. Gelais was sent to the penalty box two minutes later for elbowing, putting the Castors on the power play. Matthew Wilson scored the go-ahead power play goal for the Castors with 14:30 left in the game.

The Lions could not catch a break in the Castors’ end. With a minute left in the game, Gauvreau left the net to give Morrisburg an extra man on ice. That lasted all of 26 seconds as Lemay scored on the empty net. Lions lost to the Castors 4-2.

The team sits in 11th place in the NCJHL standings with four points and takes on the St. Isidore Eagles at the Benson Centre in Cornwall October 21st in their last ‘home’ game before returning to their renovated home at the Morrisburg Arena November 4th.

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