The Six Nations Chiefs and the Victoria Shamrocks will go head to head for the 2013 Mann Cup in a best of seven series played in Victoria British Columbia beginning this Friday evening at 7pm Mountain Time, 10pm Six Nations time.
The entire series will be played at the Bear Mountain Arena.
Shamrocks’ executive director Paul German is expecting a sell out crowd as the best of the East does battle with the best of the West for the coveted Mann Cup.
The Chiefs earned their tickets to BC on August 23 Redmen to take the OLA Major Series title four games to one.
Game #1 of the Mann Cup will be webcast and available at the WLA website www.theboxrocks.com.
Game #2 is set for Saturday, Sept 7, with Game #3 sheduled for Monday, Sept. 9. Game #4 goes Tuesday night Sept. 10 necessary. All games are at 7 pm Pacific Time.
Earlier, the Jr. B Rebels won the Founders Cup, and many believe this year’s Chiefs are strong enough to bring the second National lacrosse trophy back to Six Nations this year.
The Chiefs are very strong in goal with the tandem of Evan Kirk and Brandon Miller while the defensive players led by all star Sid Smith will give the Shamrocks something to think about.Up front, there is nothing but power on every line with legitimate stars of the game like Cody Jamieson, Colin Doyle, Craig Point, Johnny Powless, Steve Keogh Kasey Beirnes, and Roger Vyse to name only a few.
Head coach Rich Kilgour is ready and says his team is ready as well.
The Six Nations Chiefs owned the Mann Cup in the 1990’s winning three in succession, but they have not returned to those glory days until this season.
This year’s matchup seems only fitting. It was the Shamrocks the Chiefs beat out for their last Mann Cup in 1996. rd with an 8-4 win over the Brooklin th , Next Wednesday they go at it again if After that win, it was the Shamrocks who dominated the national championship for the next several years.
The Shamrocks last Mann Cup win was in 2005.
By Jim Windle
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