Six Nations Midgets stall Rockets 8-5

OHSWEKEN – In the premier game of the day, Saturday, the Six Nations Midgets overpowered the Delhi Rockets 8-5, but it was a battle all the way.

The first goal of the game came quickly at the 17 second mark of the game from the stick of Noah Patenaude to take a 1-0 lead. But it wasn’t any sign of what was to come.

Six Nations shook it off and Sandy Porter made it a new game at 1-1 from Ry Davis and Bailey and Davis, from Riley Martin and Miller gave Six Nations the 2-1 lead. Reid Bomberry stretched that to a 3-1 lead shortly thereafter with Ry Davis assisting.

Patenaude scored his second of the game with a hard and high wrister to the stick side of Vaughn Montour and it was suddenly 3-2, but with two minutes left in the period, Riley Martin slipped the puck just inside the post from Davis to end the period 4-2, for Six Nations.

Tillsonburg turned the momentum in their favour right away with goals by Bradley Goris, Nathan Dedecker and Travis Thorne to take the lead back, 5-4 in the second. Riley Martin drew the score even again with a wrist shot at 5-5 setting up a wild third period as both teams seemed to be getting many scoring chances.

It was Delhi that ran out of gas first after Smith put Six Nations up 6-5 from Braeden Elijah and Porter. Porter went on to complete his hat-trick with the final two goals of the contest both scored with great shots from outside. Davis recorded a six-point game for Six Nations to lead Six Nations to the 8-5 final score.

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