OHSWEKEN – The Six Nations Novice squad lost a 6-3 decision to the visiting Twin-Centre Stars Sunday afternoon at the GPA in Southern Counties playoff action.
Six Nations drew first blood with Shaylynn Martin’s end-to-end rush through the Twin-Centre’s defense to lift a high wrister over the glove of Tobias Byrd for a 1-0 Six Nations lead. Layton Myres assisted. But less than a minute later, the Stars evened it up with Colton Henderson’s goal.
Six Nations took the lead for the second time at 5:13 of the 10-minute period when Cruz General converted a long clearing pass from Devan Lickers. General outskated a Stars player to the loose puck in front of the Star’s goal and tipped it in with a great individual effort.
Henderson scored again for Twin-Centres with a breakaway goal to even the score at 2-2. But with 1:48 remaining in the opening period, Shaylynn Martin scored again to send the Six Nations Novices into the second period leading 3-2.
Things began to go badly for Six Nations in the second period. Isaac Lorentz tied it up again for Twin-Centres and two late period goals by the Stars’ Henderson, his third of the game, and Kaeden Burger put Stars up 5-3 by the end of the second.
Six Nations had their third period chances but could not seem to buy a goal, even with a penalty shot, while the Stars added one more scored by Noah Gedcke.
The Six Nations team worked hard, but the puck was not bouncing their way on this given Sunday.