The Morrisburg Lions welcomed the Metcalfe Jets to the Morrisburg Arena on Sun., Dec. 22, in the NCJHL. The Lions’ forward, Aiden Daly (9) tries to slide one through the Jets’ goalie, Josh Legault during first-period action. Daly did manage to score a power-play goal in the second period against his former team but it wasn’t enough as the Lions dropped the decision 5-3 to the Jets. Moore photo
MORRISBURG—The Morrisburg Lions played a pair of games this past weekend as they travelled to Cardinal on Saturday night to take on the South Grenville Rangers and played host to the Metcalfe Jets on Sunday afternoon.
Jets 5 Lions 3
The Morrisburg Lions welcomed the Metcalfe Jets to the Morrisburg Arena on Sun., Dec. 22, in the NCJHL. The Lions were coming off a hard 9-2 loss to the South Grenville Rangers and were looking for their second win of the season.
The Jets sat in third place in the East Division with 8 wins, 13 losses and two ties, 15 points ahead of the Lions. The Lions opened the scoring when Justice Brownlee snapped one home from Justin Shay and Noah Edmonds at 5:31 of the first period taking a 1-0 lead.
The Jets tied the game when Marc Brosseau scored from Chris Martin and Dylan Tokessy at 9:42. The teams took a one-all draw into the first intermission.
The Jets took their first lead of the game when Martin scored a power play goal at 4:06 of the second period from Alex MacNeil and Sam Wilson. The Jets made it 3-1 as James Horvath scored from Brosseau at 9:42 while shorthanded.
The Lions got one back at 14:19 as Aiden Daly sniped one from Carter Tait and Wade Moak on the power play. The Lions tied the game at 15:06 as Kayne McCadden blasted one to the back of the net unassisted. The teams took a three-all draw into the second intermission.
The Jets retook the lead at 2:21 of the third period as MacNeil slipped one home from Mark Morrison and Connor Harty. The Jets closed out the scoring with 2:40 remaining in the game as Martin scored his second of the game unassisted.
The Jets took the game 5-3, handing the Lions their 22nd loss of the season. The Jets outshot the Lions 68-21. Suffering the loss in the Lions’ goal was Riley Phillips making 63 saves and picking up the win in the Jets’ goal was Josh Legault making 17 saves.
Rangers 9 Lions 2
The Morrisburg Lions travelled to the Ingredion Centre in Cardinal on Sat., Dec. 21, to take on the South Grenville Rangers in the NCJHL. The Lions went into the game with just one win in the season while the Rangers sat on the pinnacle of the East Division and the entire league with 21 wins in 24 games.
The Rangers opened the scoring at 9:34 on the power play taking a 1-0 lead and made it 2-0 at 12:57. The Rangers took a three-goal lead with 2:31 remaining in the opening frame and took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.
The Rangers added another goal at 5:19 of the second period but the Lions answered as Justice Brownlee ripped one home from Tanner Barnett at 15:09. The Lions cut the deficit in half when Cam Sherrer slapped one home from Carter Tait and Aiden Daly on the power play at 16:33.
The Rangers added a late goal with just 1:57 remaining, on the power play, and took a 5-2 lead into the second intermission. It was Rangers in the third period scoring four unanswered goal at 4:27, 11:07 on the power play, 16:18 and with 1:45 remaining. The Rangers took the game 9-2 handing the Lions their 21st loss of the season.
Scoring for the Rangers were Cameron Dillon and Dylan Sharpley with two each and Kyle Dillabough, Jacob McGonegal, Brody Ranger, Hunter Shipclark and Owen Webster scored singles. Picking up the assists were Mathieu Giroux with four, Jared Feelings with three, Brayden Forestell, McGonegal and Sawyer Sayeau with two each and Aiden Bailey, Dillon, Shipclark and Webster with one apiece.
Suffering the loss in the Lions’ goal was Riley Phillips.
The Morrisburg Lions welcome the West Carleton Inferno to the Morrisburg Arena on Sat., Jan. 4, at 7:15 p.m. and travel to the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau to take on the Gatineau Hull-Volant on Sun., Jan. 5, at 3:30 p.m.