CHESTERVILLE – The Morrisburg Lions’ playoff chances keep getting further and further away.
The team, winless in their last 16 matches, hoped to snap that streak against division rivals, the North Dundas Rockets January 19th. It was the teams’ final meet up this season, with North Dundas owning the season series four games to one. Morrisburg won the first game between the teams back in October.
The Rockets led the Lions 1-0 after a first period goal by Zack Parent. Justin Shay tied the game for the Lions four minutes into the second period from a pass by Devon Burns.
The teams remained tied until the 11 minute mark when Justin Lefebvre scored the go-ahead, power play, goal for the Rockets. Six minutes later, Connor Roth extended the Rockets’ lead to 3-1. Lefebvre added his second of the night, again on a power play, with 1:13 remaining in the period. Rockets led the Lions 4-1.
Cal Bilmer set up Hayden Hoerner’s goal with 58 seconds left on the clock. Then Lefebvre finished off his hat trick with 10 seconds left. The Lions trailed the Rockets 5-2 after 40 minutes.
Burns brought the Lions back to within two goals early in the third period, but the Rockets added more insurance for the game. The unit of Jarrett Williams, Roth, and Dylan Robinson, combined for two goals in less than four minutes, securing the Rockets’ 7-3 win over the Lions. Morrisburg extends its winless streak to 17 games. They last won on October 28th, against the West Carleton Inferno.
The Lions’ other game of the week, against the Gatineau-Hull Volant on January 20th, was postponed due to weather.
Morrisburg sits two points ahead of the Inferno, in fourth place in the division, and are 12 points behind third place Metcalfe for a playoff spot with seven games remaining in the regular season.
The team has one game for this coming weekend, January 26th against the Inferno. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.