OHSWEKEN—Despite what the scoreboard read, there was no quit in the Six Nations Midget LL squad.
Two days after coming up short by a 5-3 score against the Waterford Wildcats 1, Six Nations was at it again as they dropped an 11-2 decision on Saturday, November 23rd at the Gaylord Powless arena against the Paris Wolf Pack 1.
“The guys didn’t quit,” Six Nations coach Russ Hill said. “We have to play more smart on defence and stay calm and patient.”
A week after registering a 5-3 home win against the Waterford Wildcats 1, Six Nations took to the G.P.A. ice where late in the first period they found themselves trailing by a 4-0 score.
“We need to work on positioning in our own end,” Six Nations forward Darrion White said. “We need to figure out a system to play.”
With time running out in the first Six Nations, who had quite a few quality opportunities cut into that deficit when forward Luke Martin took a pass in the slot and buried it home.
Six Nations had some early second period power play opportunities and had chances but weren’t rewarded.
The definite back breaker came with approximately two minutes left in the second when Paris scored a short- handed marker as the would go on to take a 7-1 lead after two periods of play.
“We just need to focus on next game and do better,” White said.
Trailing late in the third, Six Nations kept on working and shortly after White and Wesley Longboat just missed, they cashed in.
With time running out in regulation forward Sterling Smoke banged one home from the slot but it wasn’t enough as Six Nations suffered their second straight loss.