OHSWEKEN — The Six Nations Bantam LL squad lost a one-goal heartbreaker Saturday afternoon at the GPA. It was a very close checking affair throughout with some excellent goaltending between but in the end it was 2-1 for the visiting Simcoe Warriors.
Although Six Nations seemed to be getting all the chances early in the game, they could not cash in and it was Simcoe chalking up the first points of the game. Sandy Porter was put in all alone and hit the crossbar but close doesn’t count and the score remained 1-0, Simcoe.
Donavin Monteforte was stopped on a clear cut breakaway early in the second period, but only seconds later, he was sent in alone again by Myles Monture, but this time he made no mistake, tying the game at 1-1.
Simcoe scored early in the third to take the hard earned lead which they rode to victory over Six Nations..
Six Nations poured it on but could not solve Tyler Richards in the Simcoe net. But Simcoe was having no luck against Jacy Hill at the other end.
With seconds left Six Nations had control in the Simcoe zone, Six Nations had a 2-0 breakaway but the play developed too slow and the buzzer sounded just before the puck went in.
But close wins and close losses each teach more that a blow-out and Six Nations Bantam’s will go home, lessons learned for next game.
Earlier in the day, the Six Nations Intertown, LL Peewees and the Delhi #3 Peewees fought to a 3-3 tie. Dayton Jamieson scored for Six Nations from Davin MacDonald for the only goal of the first period. Delhi Peewee #3’s got even with the Blackhawks less than a minute later with Connor Vandebul’s goal, and took the lead with 4:04 left with Matt Kiss keeping pace.
The only goal of the third period was scored by Vandebul to tie the game at 3-3. After OT, there was no scoring so the game ended as a tie.