The Morrisburg Lions travelled to the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe on Fri., Oct. 18, to take on the Jets in the NCJHL. The Lions’ forward, Branden Kehoe (10) has a delayed reaction after scoring his first NCJHL goal in the first period. The Jets’ goalie, Josh Legault seems equally surprised that the puck snuck through. The Jets got the last laugh taking the game 7-4. Moore photo
MORRISBURG—The Morrisburg Lions played a pair of games this past weekend as they travelled to Metcalfe on Friday night to take on the Jets and played host to the Clarence Castors on Saturday night.
Castors 8 Lions 1
The Morrisburg Lions welcomed the Clarence Castors to the Morrisburg Arena on Sat., Oct. 19, in the NCJHL. The Lions were coming off a tough 7-4 loss to the Metcalfe Jets the previous night and sat in fifth place in the West Division. The Castors sat in fifth place in the East Division with a record of 3-4.
The Castors opened the scoring at 2:20 taking a 1-0 lead. The Castors made it 2-0 at 13:05 and 3-0 at 17:16 and took that lead into the first intermission.
The Castors made it 4-0 at 3:56 of the second period but the Lions got that one back at 11:03 as Justice Brownlee popped one home from Jack Ingram and Greg McMullen. The Castors restored their four-goal lead at 12:26 while shorthanded and took a five-goal lead at 14:30 on the power play. The Castors made it 7-1 just 11 seconds later and carried that lead into the second intermission.
The Castors added another goal in the third period at 2:25 taking the game 8-1. The Lions outshot the Castors 45-44. Suffering the loss in goal for the Lions was Justin Leclair.
Jets 7 Lions 4
The Morrisburg Lions travelled to the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe on Fri., Oct. 18, to take on the Jets in the NCJHL. The Lions went into the game in fifth place in the West Division just one point behind the Jets in fourth.
The Jets opened the scoring at 3:44 of the first period as Mike Armstrong scored from Dylan Tokessy and Cam Gallant taking a 1-0 lead. The Jets made it 2-0 when Chris Martin slid one home from Sam Wilson at 10:15 and 3-0 at 16:08 as Payton Melvin swatted one home from Tokessy and Martin.
The Lions got one back at 17:57 as Branden Kehoe slipped one to the back of the net from Justin Shay and Jack Ingram. The Jets took a 3-1 lead into the first intermission.
The Lions got to within one as Justice Brownlee buried one from Cal Bilmer at 7:12 of the second period. The Lions got to even when Aiden Daly scored against his former team at 10:25 from Jake Amo and Kevin Doyle on the power play.
The Lions took their first lead of the game when Tanner Barnett blasted one home at 15:35 from Ingram and Kaylan Tavares on the power play. The Jets responded with a goal 17:15 as James Horvath scored an unassisted goal. The teams took a four-all draw into the second intermission.
The Jets retook the lead at 10:59 of the third period as Gallant scored from Conor Roche and Armstrong and took a two-goal lead at 12:30 as Marc Brosseau slid one home from Rocco Baressi and Wilson.
The Jets closed out the scoring when Melvin scored his second goal of the game from Gallant and Mark Morrison at 16:35. The Jets took the game 7-4 in their home opener and moved into a three way tie for second place in the West Division.
The Jets outshot the Lions 69-21. Picking up the win in the Jets’ goal was Josh Legault making 17 saves and suffering the loss in the Lions’ goal was Riley Phillips making 61 saves.
The Morrisburg Lions travel to the Ingredion Centre in Cardinal on Sat., Oct. 26, to take on the South Grenville Rangers at 8:10 p.m. and to the St. Isidore Arena on Sun., Oct. 27, to take on the Eagles at 7:30 p.m.