The Morrisburg Lions welcomed the St. Isidore Eagles to the Morrisburg Arena on Sat., Dec. 7, in the NCJHL. The Lions forward, Jake Amo had a good game scoring two goals and a pair of assists. The line of Amo, Justice Brownlee and Carter Tait combined for four goals and eight assists but the Lions still lost the game 6-4 to the Eagles. Moore photo

CARP—The Morrisburg Lions played two games this past weekend as they welcomed the St. Isidore Eagles on Saturday night and travelled to Carp on Sunday afternoon to take on the West Carleton Inferno.

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The Morrisburg Lions travelled to the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp to take on the West Carleton Inferno on Sun., Dec. 8, in the NCJHL. The Lions went into the game in fifth place in the West Division with one win, 17 losses and a tie but sat just five points behind the fourth place Inferno. 

The Lions opened the scoring when Kevin Doyle slapped one home from Tanner Barnett and Aaron Smith on the power play at 16:51 of the first period taking a 1-0 lead. The Inferno tied the game with just 1:41 remaining in the opening frame and the teams took a one-all draw into the first intermission. 

The Inferno took their first lead of the game at 12:09 of the second period on the power play. The Inferno took a 2-1 lead into the second intermission. 

The Lions knotted the affair at two when Justice Brownlee snapped one home unassisted just 15 seconds into the third period. 

The Inferno retook the lead at 10:48 and took a two-goal lead at 13:12. The Inferno closed out the scoring at 14:31 and took the game 5-2, and handed the Lions their 18th loss of the season. The Inferno outshot the Lions 51-28. 

Suffering the loss in the Lions’ goal was Riley Phillips making 46 saves.

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The Morrisburg Lions welcomed the St. Isidore Eagles to the Morrisburg Arena on Sat., Dec. 7, in the NCJHL. The Lions were sitting in the fifth spot in the West Division with just one win in the season, while the Eagles were sitting in fourth place in the East Division, two games below .500. 

The Eagles opened the scoring just 2:41 into the first period on the power play taking a 1-0 lead and made it 2-0 at 5:01. The Lions got one back at 6:42 as Jake Amo sniped one from Justice Brownlee and Carter Tait to close the gap to one. 

The Eagles retook a two-goal lead at 12:16 on the power play and made it a three-goal difference with just 59 seconds remaining in the first period. The Eagles took a 4-1 lead into the first intermission. 

The Eagles made it 5-1 at 8:58 but the Lions cut the deficit to three, when Amo scored his second of the season at 16:29 from Brownlee and Tait. The Eagles took a 5-2 lead into the second intermission. 

The Eagles made it 6-2 just 1:39 into the third period but the Lions responded with a goal at 10:29 as Tait scored his first of the season after just rejoining the club, from Brownlee and Amo on the power play. The Lions got to within two when Tait scored his second of the game from Brownlee and Amo with 2:13 remaining in regulation on the power play. 

The Eagles hung on to take the game 6-4. The Eagles outshot the Lions 43-37. Suffering the loss in the Lions’ goal was Kamden Sabourin making 37 saves. 

Up next

The Morrisburg Lions welcome the South Grenville Rangers to the Morrisburg Arena on Sat., Dec. 14, at 7:15 p.m. and travel to the Clarence Creek Arena on Sun., Dec. 15 to take on the Clarence Castors at 2:15 p.m.

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