The Morrisburg Lions welcomed the North Dundas Rockets to the Morrisburg Arena on Sat., Nov. 16, in the NCJHL. The Lions’ forward, Arron Smith (8) gets a shot off here despite being held up by the Rockets defenseman, Jack Dewan. The Lions didn’t fare well against the Rockets dropping the decision 10-2. Moore photo
METCLFE—The Morrsiburg Lions played a pair of weekend games as they travelled to Metcalfe on Friday night to take on the Metcalfe Jets and welcomed the North Dundas Rockets on Saturday night.
Jets 9 Lions 2
The Morrrisburg Lions travelled to the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe on Fri., Nov. 15, to take on the Jets in the NCJHL. The Lions were looking for just their second win of the season after a close game against the Jets the following week; they hoped to get past them in this one.
The Jets sat in fourth place with four wins and seven losses. The Jets opened the scoring when Mark Morrison scored from Sam Wilson and Rocco Barresi at 3:17 of the first period on the power play. The Jets took a two-goal lead when Mark Brosseau scored from Wilson at 12:07 and took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.
The Jets made it 3-0 when Chris Martin scored an unassisted goal while shorthanded at 7:11 of the second period. The Jets took a four-goal lead when Alexander MacNeil scored from MacKenzie Brewer at 8:25 and a five-goal lead when Cameron Gallant scored from MacNeil and Brosseau just 24 seconds later.
The Lions finally got on the score sheet when Justin Leroux scored his first NCJHL goal at 12:47 from Justice Brownlee and Jack Ingram to make it 5-1. The Jets added another goal at 13:08 as Barresi scored from Wilson and Martin taking a five-goal lead and took a six-goal lead when Brosseau scored his second of the game from Dylan Tokessy while shorthanded at the 16-minute mark.
The Lions got one back at 17:04 when Aiden Daly lit the lamp from Jake Amo and Braden Kehoe on the power play. The Jets took a comfortable 7-2 lead into the second intermission. The Jets made it 8-2 just 39 seconds into the third period as Wilson teed one up from Alexandre Cloutier and Martin on the power play.
The Jets closed out the scoring when Dawson Sharpley scored from Conor Roche at 8:13. The Jets took the game 9-2 handing the Lions their 12th loss of the season. The Lions outshot the Jets 41-38. Picking up the win in the Jets’ goal was Josh Legault making 39 saves and suffering the loss in the Lions’ goal was Kamden Sabourin making 19 saves on 27 shots and was replaced by Riley Phillips who made 9 saves on 11 shots.
The Morrisburg Lions welcome the South Grenville Rangers to the Morrisburg Arena on Sat., Nov. 23, at 7:15 p.m.