OHSWEKEN— The Six Nations Atom LL#2 team couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.
Coming into weekend action having lost two of their past three games, Six Nations fortunes took a sudden upward turn.
Starting on Saturday, January 18th, at the Gaylord Powless Arena, goaltender Jaidyn Henry was the story as she registered her second shutout in what was a 2-0 win against the Waterford Wildcats 2. Riding the wave of confidence Six Nations travelled on Sunday to Norwich where they picked up another two points in what was a momentum swinging 5-4 victory.
“Happy,” is the word Henry used in describing her shutout against Waterford. When asked what she likes best about being a goalie, Henry responded, “It’s fun. I wanted to try it and I knew that I would like it.” Her shutout didn’t go unappreciated as she was named player of the game.
Reflecting on her many saves, Henry, who is in her second year playing goal said that her favorite was, “The one that went off my shoulder.”
Waterford had some golden first period opportunities but it was Six Nations who found themselves leading as forward George Hill, parked in the slot got the crowd pumped up by scoring that first goal.
‘She’s been good,” Six Nations Atom LL#2 coach Cubb McNaughton said in reference to his goalie. “The defence really helped her today. This was the first time playing a full ice game for three AP’s today. We played good overall.”
While Henry continued to shine in the second, Six Nations once again were generating chances and with a little over five minutes remaining in the second were rewarded with a huge insurance marker from Zachary Garlow which made it a 2-0 game.
Both teams had numerous opportunities in the third, but couldn’t capitalize as Six Nations went on to kick start their undefeated weekend with a Saturday afternoon win.