OHSWEKEN— Six Nations Atom LL#2 forward George Hill is no different than most boys who dream of one day playing in the National Hockey League.
Recently when asked about his long- term goals Hill, who is a big Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid fan responded, “I want to get a goal in the NHL.”
Hill, who is only 9 years-old, showcased some vast skills when on Saturday, February 15th, he showed a real nose for the net and a quick release when he scored at the Gaylord Powless Arena in an eventual 6-1 loss against the Delhi Rockets 2 team.
Coming into play hoping to snap an extended losing streak, Six Nations surrendered two early goals before Hill showed great speed in chasing down a lose puck before skating in and scoring to cut the deficit to one at 2-1.
“They have shown vast improvement from the beginning of the year,” Six Nations coach Cubb McNaughton said. “Consistency and focus are things we have to work on as a team.”
Despite some big saves from Six Nations goalie Jaidyn Henry, Delhi’s offence exploded late in the first with three quick first period goals in taking control with a 5-1 lead.
“Skated hard, but not hard enough,” Hill said about his team’s performance. “When you skate, you have fun.”
Following a scoreless second period, Delhi increased their lead as they scored nine seconds into the third and cruised to a crucial weekend victory.
Despite not getting the win, there are still many positives within the Six Nations Atom LL#2 organization.