SIX NATIONS ‑ Five games into the Canadian Lacrosse League schedule, the Ohsweken Demons find themselves in fourth place in the five-team league, while having played one more game than the rest of the teams.
Friday night at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Six Nations, the Demons improved their record to two wins and three losses, by defeating the visiting first-place holders, the Durham Turfdogs, 14–12.
Dylan Goddard led the Dogs out of the gate, 2:18 into the first quarter, but Vaughn Harris took it back from Ian Martin. Durham went ahead 2–1 before the quarter ended tied at 4–4.
This season’s Demons captain Tommy Montour led by example, scoring two goals and adding an assist in the second quarter. Durham took the lead back with Thomas Hoggarth doing the honours at 2:51. Wenster Green tallied from Ian Thomas and Chancy Johnson to even the score at 5–5.
The Dogs once again took a narrow one-goal lead but the Demons were not going to let that stand as Wayne Hill and Martin put goals in within the last minute of the third quarter, to wrestle the one goal lead back.
The final quarter produced adrenaline rushes for both teams and their fans as they traded goals back and forth in a wild final 15 minutes.
Ohsweken’s Vaughn Harris scored three times in the final quarter with Chris Attwood, Green and Montour adding singles to keep the Demons ahead 14–12 for the win. Jake Lazore recorded the win for the Demons.
Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m., at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, the Demons play host to the Southwest Cyclops of Paris, who have two wins and two losses, good enough for second place.