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Langton Lions win novice bronze

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The round-robin points didn't quite add up for the Langton Lions Club novices on the weekend, but there were bronze medals to be won Sunday.

A fired up Langton Lions defeated its first two opponents in the LAMHA annual Joe Callens Memorial Rep Hockey Tournament, edging Aylmer 5-4 Friday night and St. George 3-0 on Saturday. Back on the ice Saturday night for their third round-robin game, the Langton Leafs ran out of gas against Port Dover in a 4-1 loss.

When the points were tallied in the four-team novice standings, the Leafs (2-1) slotted behind division winners Aylmer (2-1) and Dover (2-1) based on number of periods won.

St. George and Langton met to decide the bronze medals Sunday afternoon.

Langton 5, Aylmer 4

The Lions scored four goals in just over four minutes late in the third period to upset Aylmer Friday night. Samuel Conners' second goal of the night started the comeback with 4:15 left to play. Alex Deroo broke loose scoring a natural hat trick in the final two minutes, including a power-play game-winner with 43 seconds left on the clock.

Aylmer, who had scored twice in the first and twice in the second, were unable to beat Langton goalie Kieran Gubesch in the final period.

Langton scoring: 1. Samuel Conners (Alex Deroo, Austyn McDowell); 2. Samuel Conners (Marek Vanacker); 3. Alex Deroo; 4. Alex Deroo (Case Reimer); 5. Alex Deroo

Langton 3, St. George 0

It didn't take a last minute effort to take down St. George Saturday. Langton's Marek Vanacker scored twice, including the second-period game-winner. Gubesch earned the shutout.

Langton scoring: 1. Marek Vanacker; 2. Alex Deroo; 3. Marek Vanacker (Alex Deroo).

Port Dover 4, Langton 1

Port Dover swept all five points Saturday night, skating into Sunday's gold medal game against Aylmer.

Langton's Alex Deroo had opened the scoring 37 seconds into the game, but Dover scored four unanswered goals for the win.

Langton 2, St. George 1

Sunday's novice bronze medal game went down to the wire. Marek Vanacker scored with just 58 seconds left in regulation to win it for the Lions.

Langton scoring: 1. Bayden Swain (Case Reimer, Marek Vanacker); 2. Marek Vanacker.

 

chris.abbott@sunmedia.ca

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