OHSWEKEN – It was a goalkeepers showdown throughout most of the game as Burford’s Eddie Cornnell and Six Nations’ Marlee Montour made save after save in an exciting end to end game at the Gaylord Powless Arena Saturday afternoon. In the end, Marlee’s Six Nations Bantam Intertown Blackhawks won the battle 2-0.
It wasn’t until the last 13 seconds of the first period anyone had any success around either goal. That’s when Jordan Montour, showing all kinds of patience and confidence scored after converting a great pass from Donavan Monteforte.
Monteforte has a perfect chance to move the Six Nations marker another goal. He found himself alone with the puck at the inside edge of the face-off circle and nothing between him and the netting — until he shot and Cornnell was suddenly there to make the save.
Not long after that Six Nations rattled one off the post, but it remained 1-0 until the clock ran down to 17 seconds when Ryan Scott made it 2-0 after two periods.
Burford played with much more intensity in the third, but Montour and her defense kept the Wildcats at bay. There was no scoring in the third of this very entertaining matchup.