SIX NATIONS – Chauncey Hill led the Jr. C Six Nations Warriors to an 18-4 drubbing of the Shelburne Vets at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena Saturday night and followed that up with Sunday’s 13-12 triumph over the Huntsville Hawks by scoring the game winner with 2 seconds remaining in regulation time.
Sunday afternoon, the Warriors and the Huntsville Hawks were embroiled in a game of ebbs and flows as momentum shifted quickly and often.
Vern Hill had a breakout game scoring four goals, including the first two goals of the game both scored before the game was a minute old. He also assisted on three others for a seven-point game.
Tyler Brown, Cecil Monture and Wesley Whitlow added goals to help the Warriors take a 5-1 first period lead.
Huntsville regained composure in the second period and chipped away at the Six Nations lead but the Warriors broke their momentum several times in the see-saw period which ended with the Warriors ahead 9-6. After the Hawks caught up to the Warriors, Hill produced a two-goal cushion with his third and fourth of the game within a minute of each other late in the period.
Justin Martin and Tyler Brown added to the Six Nations lead in the third period but Huntsville kept coming and erased the Warriors lead with Chris McLaughlin netting two late period goal.
Then, with the score 12-12, and the clock playing into the picture, Chauncey Hill scored from Owen Martin and Owen Hill with 2 seconds remaining in regulation time for the 1-12 win with Dylan Busby-Corver registering the win for Six Nations in goal.
Shelburne got the first goal of the game at 1:16 which unleashed a torrent of Warrior goals, ending the first period with the Warriors ahead 7-2. There would be more in the second period. Much more.
Eight unanswered Warrior goals put the game well out of reach for the Vets by the end of 40 minutes of play.
Six Nations added three more in the third while the vets scored twice on Elan Henhawk who earned the win making 26 saves on 30 shots.
Also scoring for the Warriors were: Justin Martin (1G,1A), Vern Hill (2G), Tyler Foxe-Mackenzie (1G,2A), Isiah Mt. Pleasant (2G,1A), Tyler Brown (3G), and Jordan Mackenzie (3G,2A), and Howie Jacobs (1G).
CUTLINES: Cecil Monture crashes the crease in Sunday’s Jr. C Warriors tight 13-12 win over the visiting Huntsville Hawks at the ILA. The Warriors are now 4-0. Photo by Jim Windle
Cecil Monture is one of the Jr. C Warriors young guns called up from the Six Nations Minor System and is working towards a fulltime spot on the Warriors roster. Photo by Jim Windle
Chauncey Hill scored the game winner Sunday night against the Huntsville Hawks in Jr. C Action at the ILA. After the Hawks fought back to even the score late in the third period Hill ended the game 32 seconds from overtime with the game winner. Photo by Jim Windle