MORRISBURG – Jaymen Heuff took a feed sent to him by Mason Carr and Emytt Fetterly and buried the GWG with 10:30 left in the final frame as the South Dundas Bantam Rep “B” Lions nipped the visiting Ogdensburg Leafs 5-4.
The win, registered on Mon., Nov. 20, lifted the Lions Upper Canada Minor Hockey League record to 5-4-0, good enough for 10 points and a tie for fourth place with the Cornwall Colts (5-5-0). The Char-Lan Rebels (9-2-0) top the 12-team division standings with 18 points.
Next week (Mon., Dec. 4), the Lions will host the Smiths Falls Bears (4-3-1) at Winchester’s Joel Steele Community Centre at 7 pm. The next evening (Tues., Dec. 5) they will be in Prescott to meet the South Grenville Rangers (2-4-0).
Ogdensburg opened the scoring, but fell behind 2-1 thanks to goals by Carr (Chase Berube, Joshua Broad at 2:32) and Lucas Menard (Heuff, Nolan Henry at 0:27).
Second-period tallies by Maclean Machan (Berube, Carr at 12:46) and Heuff (Menard, Keiran MacQueen at 11:22) opened up a 4-1 lead for the Lions.
The New Yorkers cracked back-to-back goals early in the third period and sliced their deficit to 4-3. Heuff fired home what would prove to be the GWG at 10:30 only to have the visitors close the final gap to 5-4 cashing their second PPG of the period.
Brendan Shaver was the winning ’tender.
South Dundas took part in the 2017 Silver Stick Tournament in Pembroke over the weekend (Nov. 24 – Nov. 26) and finished with a 2-2-0 record in a field of 14 teams.
The Lions opened with a 5-4 win against the Kemptville Panthers getting goals from Owen Fetterly, MacQueen, Carr, Menard (PPG) and Henry (GWG, Broad 4:59 in period three). Eikelboom (2), Broad, Carr, Heuff and Stefan Kronstal set up the scoring plays. Jordan Papineau registered the victory.
Later on Friday (Nov. 24) South Dundas nipped Renfrew 2-1. Broad (O. Fetterly, Henry at 5:09) handed the Lions a 1-0 lead in period two.
Carr (Eikelboom, MacQueen) cracked the GWG with 1:29 left in the game.
Shaver posted the win.
The Lions then were blanked 7-0 by Arnprior on Saturday (Nov. 25) and eliminated Sunday (Nov. 26) losing 4-0 to Mississippi in the quarter-finals.