SIX NATIONS — A close game throughout, the Senior ‘A’ Six Nations Pro-fit Chiefs hosted their annual home-opener on Bread and Cheese shortly after the Six Nations Junior ‘A’ Arrows.
This year, they invited the Cobourg Kodiaks, who put up an exciting challenge for friends, family and fans within the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
The first period saw Cobourg open scoring, but Cody Jamieson came in for a double back-to-back, and Tyler Biles for a single before the end of the period. In the second, the lead was overtaken by Cobourg as they put two away, with a single response from Lyle Thompson, and four more for the Kodiaks. Brendan Bomberry closed the period with a single, making the game 5-6 for the Kodiaks.
In the third, the Kodiaks put two away, and the spotlight went to the Chiefs, who needed to break the deficit. Brendan Bomber put one away, followed by Wes Whitlow. Larson Sundown got one in and Bryan Cole put a final goal away with one 3 seconds on left on the clock. This tied the game 9-9 and pushed the showing into an overtime, sudden death period.
The crowd was loud four minutes in, as both teams used their time-outs to no return, Larson Sundown made his presence known in his Six Nations Chiefs debut.
In front of the packed arena, the newly-acquired Sundown streaked down the right side, received a pass from Bryan Cole and dove to score the overtime winner.
This gave Chiefs a 10-9 come-from-behind victory over the Kodiaks.
On May 25, the Chiefs will visit the Brampton Excelsiors at their home arena, the Brampton Memorial Arena, for their next match at 8:00 p.m.. Two away games will pass until the Chiefs will then swap the Excelsiors, and host them at their next home game on Tuesday, June 6, at 8:00 p.m., within the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.