SIX NATIONS — The 7-1 Major Series Pro-Fit Six Nations Chiefs remain within arms distance of the 8-0 Peterborough Lakers after last beating the Brooklin Redmen at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA), Tuesday, June 20, in a game that missed our deadline.
In that game, the Chiefs gained the upper hand quickly with Kyle Jackson handing Six Nations a 2-0 lead with back-to-back goals. There was only one penalty in the first period which went to Dave Brock for slashing, but that was enough for the Redmen to capitalize on, scoring a powerplay goal at 7:34.
It appeared that the first period was going to end 2-1, but Vaughn Harris scored at 19:23 and Craig Point followed that at 19:57, stunning the Redmen 4-1.
Brooklin came out determined to get something back quickly and they did, when Dan Lintner scored 28 seconds into the second period. Ryan Benesch netted a powerplay goal from Jordan Durston and Dhane Smith which was answered by Brooklin’s Kyle Whitlow three minutes later.
It was 6-3 for the Chiefs with under three minutes remaining in the second when Brooklin’s Colton Watkinson blew a gasket and attempted to decapitate a Chief and got tagged with a high-sticking five-minute Major, plus 10-minutes and a game misconduct.
In retaliation, Craig Point and Ryan Benesch pumped in two powerplay goals 31 seconds apart to close the second period leading 8-3. Brooklin scored two in the third to close the gap to 8-5 but it was Kyle Jackson closing the show as he opened it, collecting his third goal, for the 9-5 final score.
Benesch led the Pro-Fit Chiefs with two goals and four assists, and Dillon Ward recorded the win in goal, being selected as third star of the game.
Tuesday night, the 1-5 Brampton Excelsiors bring it to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena for a showdown with the Chiefs beginning at 8 p.m. The next day they will board the bus to Brooklin for another shot at the Redmen, also at 8 p.m. This Tuesday night, July 4, the Redmen return to the ILA at 8 p.m.