OHSWEKEN — It was another exciting afternoon at the Gaylord Powless Arena Saturday when the Six Nations PeeWee’s played to a 3-3 tie game with Delhi, Simcoe Warriors defeated Six Nations Bantam Blackhawks LL’s, 2-1, and the Six Nations Midgets doubled up on the Delhi Rockets 6-3.
Starting with the Midgets, Delhi accounted for the first goal of the game when Richard Johnson couldn’t get to a loose puck in time, two minutes into the game. Sandy Porter put things right for Six Nations from Justin Gardner with two minutes left in the period.
Jake Smith looked a little like Brandon Montour for the Ducks when he slipped into the face-off circle unnoticed by Delhi defenders with his gun cocked and ready. Conner Smith noticed however and slid a perfect tape to tape pass right in Jake’s wheelhouse and with one motion, Six Nations held a 2-1 lead. Gardner also assisted.
Right off the third period face-off, Porter quickly made it 3-1, unassisted. Alex Ash cut into the Six Nations lead with a Ruch down the wing, untouched, into the Six Nations zone, swooped across the crease and put it home for the 3-2 goal.
Ryan Scott resorted the two goal edge with a backhander across the crease into the long side of the net, vacated by the Delhi goaltender who followed the pick carrier instead of the puck.
With 5:45 left in the game, Delhi scored in close to make it a one goal game again. Gardner one-timed a wrist shot set up by Zach Martin and George Bomberry in response. The final blow came with 1:39 left when Ryan Scott bowled his way through the Delhi players, through centre ice, into the slot and finished it off with Six Nations sixth goal, with a high wrister over the glove.