A trip to IKEA might be in Cody Jamieson’s future to accommodate all of the awards he has won the past two years. Jamieson, who has won back-to-back NLL Champion’s Cups and Finals MVP Awards, added the Johnny Shooter Davis Award as the Major Series Lacrosse Playoff MVP to his collection Monday night.
“It feels good to know we are going to the Mann Cup,” said Jamieson, who downplayed his individual honor. “I was fortunate enough to play with guys who are easy to play with.”
On Monday, the Six Nations Chiefs beat the Brooklin Redmen 9-7 in Game 4 of the MSL Finals to sweep the best-of-seven series. Jamieson led the way with four goals and two assists. He opened the game with a pair of goals and ended the game with the last two markers to help the Chiefs win their first MSL title in 17 years. Jamieson finished the series with nine goals and eight assists to conclude the MSL Playoffs second in points with 34.
“They were a tough team. We had to work hard, if not harder (to win the series),” said Jamieson, who will have some time off now after playing in five games in seven days, which included Saturday’s Major League Lacrosse Playoff Game.
Joining Jamieson on the Chiefs are Knighthawks teammates Sid Smith, Stephen Keogh, Johnny Powless, Craig Point and Ian Llord. Keogh added toughness to the forward lines and notched four assists in the series. Point finished the MSL Playoffs in the Top 5 in points with 30, which included one goal and three assists in the series-clinching game.
“It feels awesome,” said Point. “I can’t wait to fulfill another one of my dreams!”
Powless, who was called up from the Junior “A” Arrows, chipped in four goals and five assists against Brooklin. It was Powless’ four points (3+1) in Game 3 that broke open the contest and led Six Nations to an 8-4 victory.
On defense, the Chiefs were anchored by Knighthawks captain Sid Smith and veteran Ian Llord.
“It’s tough to win (the Cup),” said Llord, who won his only Mann Cup in 2008 with Brampton. “You have to take advantage of the opportunity, especially with a team this good.”
The Chiefs are now moving on to play for the Mann Cup, but are awaiting their opponent. They will play the winner of the Western Lacrosse Association Finals series between the Victoria Shamrocks and the Langley Thunder. Victoria leads the best-of-seven series three games to two with Game 6 set for Thursday night. The WLA champion will host the Mann Cup, which is set to begin on Friday, September 6th.
“We need to keep our eyes on the big picture and keep focused on the prize because ‘It’s Our Time,’” said Jamieson