This past Saturday afternoon produced some major, minor hockey action at the Gaylord Powless Arena, as the Six Nations Minor Hockey Association showed off some of its young hockey talent.
The first game of the afternoon featured the Six Nations Intertown Atom Blackhawks versus Waterford #1 Atoms. Six Nations took the 7-5 win. It was 1-1 after the first period as Keagan Melenhacher scored for Waterford and Alex Henhawk scored for Six Nations from Kenneth Porter and Zander Wythe.
Although only one goal was posted for each team, there were several very good chances at both ends of the rink, especially in the last five minutes of the period.
Waterford took a 2-1 lead after some close in action around Brianna King in the Six Nations net, but Warren Cook and Kenneth Porter scored for Six Nations to take a 3-2 second period lead to the intermission. They almost got another as time ran out Six Nations buzzed around the Waterford net.
Then a strange goal tied the game at 3-3. It looked like King expected an icing call that never came causing some confusion behind the Six Nations net and catching her flatfooted as the puck was put out front for Ethan Gates.
The teams stayed close in the high scoring third period with Carter Skye-Bluhm, Alex Henhawk’s second and third of the game, and with eight seconds remaining Warren Cook notched his second.
Waterford was also getting some success with two third period goals by Trent Wolfe and Gates’ second of the game, but it wouldn’t be enough as Six Nations took the two points with the 7-5 win.
Next up was the Burford Novice LL’s against Six Nations Novice LL Blackhawks. It wasn’t a good outing for Six Nations who fell 8-3. Six Nations goals were scored by Cam Hill and two by Jerren Henry.
For Burford it Cole Fletcher carried most of the offence with a five goal game while Brian Tanklooster scored three as Burford easily won 8-3.
The Six Nations Bantam LL’s were demolished by the Tillsonburg in the late afternoon game, 5-1. Although Tillsonburg came with a short bench, they seemed to have the right players show up as they played with a great deal of poise throughout in their win over Six Nations.