OHSWEKEN – At the 4 p.m. game of the afternoon, the Peewee LLs took the ice against Tillsonburg Peewees, and it was a thriller. Fourteen seconds after the opening faceoff, Six Nations had a 1-0 lead after Deeland Martin scored unassisted handing his team an almost instant 1-0 lead.
Tillsonburg was working hard to penetrate beyond the blue line, but the Six Nations defence and fore-checkers would collapse on them keeping Tillsonburg outside.
Ty Hill scored a beauty half way through the first period from Martin, but that would be all the offence they could muster.
Tillsonburg chipped one of those goals away early in the second period with Owen David scoring after a goalmouth scramble in front of Mara General n the Six Nations net.
The game was delayed almost a half-hour when an irate parent from the Tillsonburg side didn’t like what he thought was a non-call. He was eventually ordered to remove himself from the arena and complied but only expressing his anger.
Order was restored and Tillsonburg got the focus back to hockey with Owen Dave lifting one over Nara General in the Six Nations net to cut the Six Nations lead to 2-1 heading into the third.
It was an exciting period which became even more so after Tillsonburg’s Kaya Smith evened the score at 2-2 with four minutes remaining. Both goalies faced potential game winners but neither would give up that next goal. Tillsonburg’s Kadin Schuyler shut down a Six Nations breakaway with seconds remaining to deprive Six Nations of the extra point.