Lions defeat Rangers 7-5

Go ahead goal for Henry – South Dundas Lions forward Nolan Henry (right, #2) scored the go ahead goal with 13 minutes left in the game, breaking a 4-4 tie against the South Grenville Rangers November 13th. The Bantam B Rep Lions powered ahead to defeat the Rangers 7-5, collecting their fourth win of the season. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

MORRISBURG – On November 13th, the South Dundas Lions took on the South Grenville Rangers in the Bantam B Rep league at the Morrisburg Arena.

Nolan Henry opened up the scoring early in the first period for the Lions, giving them a 1-0 lead. Joshua Broad and MacLean Machen had the helpers on the goal. Five minutes later Thomas Kelly evened the game, picking up a pass from Daniel Swerdfeger. The tie lasted until the final four minutes of the period when Keiren MacQueen put the Lions back into the lead 2-1. Mason Carr’s unassisted goal in the final minute of the period had the Lions leading 3-1 going into the second period.

Lions assistant captain Jaymen Heuff increased the team’s lead to 4-1 early in the second period, with Stefan Kronstal and Lucas Menard on the assist.

The Rangers answered back with two goals six minutes apart to cut the Lions lead to one. First Sam Henderson shot left of Lions goalie Brendan Shaver three minutes into the period to make it 4-2 Lions. Rangers forward Kyle Hoogwerf scored next, to make it 4-3 Lions heading into the third period.

Hoogwerf tied the game for the Rangers four minutes into the third period. The tie did not last long.

At the face off, Henry, Machen and Broad teamed up to get the puck into the Rangers end. First Broad had a shot, then on the rebound, Henry buried the puck in the net. Lions led 5-4.

Broad scored on the Rangers three minutes later to make it 6-4 Lions.

Holden Hildebrandt tried to play spoiler for the Rangers, scoring with 7:25 left on the clock to make it a one goal game again. Heuff added a goal a minute later to put some breathing room back into the game. Lions led 7-5. A late game power play awarded to the Rangers saw the team pull their goalie for a two-player advantage. The Lions successfully killed the penalty and held on to defeat the Rangers 7-5.

Broad and Henry each had three points in the game while Heuff, Machen, and Carr each earned two.

The team sits in fifth place in the league with a record of four wins and three losses with eight points. They are four points back of the first place Char-Lan Rebels.

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