Lions hit late in OT to nip Bishop Macdonell

Lions hit late in OT to nip Bishop Macdonell

GUELPH – The St. James Lions struck with 1.4 seconds to go in a five-minute overtime period to edge the Bishop Macdonell Celtics 4-3 in District 4/10 high school boys’ hockey play Thursday at the West End arena.

The Lions had jumped ahead early, scoring a pair of goals in the first period and adding another one on a breakaway in the second.

That goal, though, started an onslaught of goals as Bishop Mac connected for three in a row in a span of a minute and 39 seconds to tie the score. The tying goal came two minutes and 17 seconds after St. James had gone up 3-0.

The third period and most of the overtime were scoreless.

Gavin Lavery scored twice for the Lions while Dylan Scattolon and Kyle Santigrosso added single goals.

Will Henriquez, Harrison Redford and Josh Moro scored for Bishop Mac.

Centennial Spartans lead the league at 3-1-0-0 while the Ross Royals are second at 2-1-1-0. The Lions and Centre Wellington Falcons are both at 2-1-0-0 while the Orangeville Bears are at 1-2-0-0. Thursday’s game was Bishop Mac’s season opener while the Norwell Varsity Reds are at 0-2-1-0. Erin dropped its season opener Thursday.


Ross 2 Erin 1

Liam Thompson and Nathan Morrow collected a goal apiece for Ross while Josh Davis and Troy MacDonald each had an assist.

Owen Burd scored for Erin with help from Cameron White and Tyler Gillis.


Centennial 6 Norwell 3

Nathan Briggs had a hat trick for Centennial while Luke MacNaughton added a pair of goals and Andrew McMillan scored the other one.

Norwell received a goal apiece from Jared Binkley, Nate Binkley and Dan Pfeffer.


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