The Morrisburg Lions travelled to the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau to take on the Gatineau Hull-Volant on Sun., Dec. 9, in the NCJHL. The Lions’ forward, Kevin Doyle (26) had himself a game scoring a hat trick. Unfortunately for the Lions, the Volant took the game 8-3. Moore photo

Jeff Moore

Record Staff

GATINEAU—The Morrisburg Lions played two games this past weekend as they welcomed the South Grenville Rangers on Saturday night and travelled to Gatineau on Sunday afternoon to take on the Gatineau Hull-Volant.

Volant 8 Lions 3

The Morrisburg Lions travelled to the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau on Sun., Dec. 9, to take on the Gatineau Hull-Volant in the NCJHL. The Lions were coming off a good game against the South Grenville Rangers; but it was still a loss at 4-2 and they still sat in fourth place in the East Division. 

The Lions opened the scoring at 5:05 of the first period as Kevin Doyle pounded one home from Devon Burns and Justin Shay taking a 1-0 lead. The Volant tied the game at 16:07 and the teams took a one-all deadlock into the first intermission. 

The Volant dominated the second period scoring three unanswered goals at 6:33, 8:07 and 9:14 on the power play. The Volant took a 4-1 lead into the second intermission. The Volant opened the third period with a pair of goals at 10:25 while short handed and 11:23. 

The Lions got one back at 14:59 as Doyle scored his second of the game from Brandon Cameron to make it 6-2 but the Volant returned fire at 15:52. The Lions answered with a goal at 16:07 as Doyle completed his hat trick unassisted but the Volant closed out the scoring at 17:25 taking the game 8-3. 

That was the Lions 15th loss of the season and they were outshot by the Volant 46-26. Suffering the loss in the Lions’ goal was Paulo Suppa making 38 saves.

Rangers 4 Lions 2

The Morrisburg Lions welcomed the South Grenville Rangers to the Morrisburg Arena on Sat., Dec. 8, in the NCJHL. The Lions went into the game in fourth place in the East Division with just three wins on the season and eight points six points ahead of the West Carleton Inferno and five points behind the Metcalfe Jets in third. 

The Rangers opened the scoring at 15:01 of the first period as Mathieu Giroux scored from John Mahoney taking a 1-0 lead. The Lions outshot the Rangers in the first period 19-8 but trailed 1-0 heading into the first intermission. 

The Rangers made it 2-0 when Jordan Dodge scored from Cole Edgely and Tristan Loomis at 4:43 of the second period on the power play. The Lions cut the deficit in half when Devon Burns snapped one home from Jensen Tysick while short handed at 9:16. 

The Rangers restored their two-goal lead when Jared Fenlong scored from Noah Edmonds and Carson Pickup at 16:01. The Rangers took a 3-1 lead into the second intermission. The Lions got back to within one as Graham Robertson sniped one from Zach Leblanc and Cal Bilmer at 11:10 of the third period. 

The Rangers made it 4-2 at 14:25 as Cam Dillon scored from Edgely and Drew Holmes. The Lions pulled their goalie with 42 seconds remaining in regulation to try to get to within one but the Rangers were able to keep the puck away from the net taking the game 4-2 handing the Lions their 15th loss of the season. 

The Lions outshot the Rangers 49-33. Picking up the win in the Rangers’ goal was Lee Spurgeon making 47 saves and suffering the loss in the Lions’ goal was Riley Phillips making 29 saves.

Up next

The Morrisburg Lions Travel to the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe on Fri., Dec. 14, to take on the Jets at 8:15 p.m. and welcome the Clarence Castors to the Morrisburg Arena on Sat., Dec. 15, at 7:15 p.m.

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