SIX NATIONS – There was one thing the players, coaches and fans from both teams could agree on. No one seems to have been happy with the officiating during Sunday night’s Game #3 of the OLA Jr. A Quarter Finals at the ILA.
In the end, the Arrows took a 3-0 commanding hold of the best of seven series over the Burlington Chiefs with a 7-3 win, but it came with a lot of frustration from both benches.
The Arrows Express, wearing their throw-back white uni’s, took a 3-1 first period lead after Chiefs’ Nolan Apers s cored the first goal of the game. Austin Staats tied it up and Oran Horn and Jordan Durston put a pad under it by the end of the first.
Durston scored his second at 35 seconds of the second period but the Chiefs caught a breath of second wind to score two quick goals compliments of Ryan Launchbury and Lauchlin Elder. Dallas John put an end to the Chiefs good fortune at 18:05.
Durston made it a hat-trick with a short handed goal from James Rahe at 9:16 with Brendan Bomberry putting the game in the bag at 19:20.
Six Nations could sweep the Chiefs Tuesday night at the Central Arena in Burlington. If not, Game five will be back at the ILA July 16th ay 8 pm.
Friday night in Burlington, the Arrows took Game #2 of the series, 10-8, after giving up the first four goals of the game.
Ryan Lee scored three while Brendan Bomberry, James Rahe and Austin Staats each scored two in the Arrows win with Keegan Letourneau adding another.
The series opened Thursday July 9th at the ILA with an 11-6 Six Nations win. With Brendan Bomberry leading the Arrows with a goal and six assists. Also scoring multiple points were Jordan Durston and Austin Staats (3G,3A), Ryan Lee (1G,2A), Tahoka Nanticoke (3A), James Rahe (1G,1A), with single goals scored by Jackson Reid and AP call up, AJ Kluck.
Doug Jamison has gone the whole way so far in the Six Nations net.