OHSWEKEN – The Sr. B Brooklin Merchants were pasted 16-3 by the first place Six Nations Rivermen Saturday night at the Gaylord Powless Arena in Ohsweken.
There was very little resistance from the Merchants as the powerful Rivermen easily assembled a 7-1 first period effort with goals by Danton Miller, Kim Squire, Gregg Longboat, Tom Montour, Kyle Isaacs and two by Kedoh Hill. Martin Whittaker put the first notch in the Merchants stick at 6:10 of the period.
Issacs made it 8-1 at 6:54 of the second, before Pat Morgan scored for Brooklin seconds later for the Merchants send goal of the game. Oakley Thomas scored from Rodd Squire and Isaacs at 15:16 to end the second period with the Rivermen in charge, 9-2.
The Rivermen got hungry again in the third and fed themselves with seven more goals, those scored by Stu Hill, two by Danton Miller, Kedoh Hill, Cory Bomberry, Oakey Thomas and Ashton Jacobs. Brooklin added its third period goal, scored by Kyle O’Brian, at 1:21 of the frame.
Isaacs, a defenseman, scored two and assisted on three while forwards Danton Miller and Kedoh Hill each scored two and assisted on three to pace the Rivermen. Tom Montour scored once and made good four assists while Oakley Thomas scored two and assisted on two for the winners. Stu Hill scored one and assisted on three.
Kim Squire, on his journey back the game, scored one and assisted on two, as did veteran Cory Bomberry.
It was a cleanly played game with only three penalties all game, one of them a too-many-men call.
Heading into this week’s games, transition man Kedoh Hill leads the league with a 6.00 Points-Per-Game-Average. Rivermen goalie Warren Hill holds the Best-Goals-Against-Average, at 4.25.
Saturday, June 17th, the Rivermen will chase down the Ennismore James Gang at 7 p.m., in their only appearance of the week.