SIX NATIONS – It was a first-versus-worst scenario Sunday at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena as the 9-1 Arrows took apart the last place Peterborough Lakers, who are off to a dismal 1-9 start to the 2017 Major Series lacrosse season.
Austin Staats scored six and added an assist, Travis Longboat scored three and assisted on six, Cody Ward scores two and added seven assists, and Cory Highfield scored two and assisted on four, Also putting up points were Jeremy Bomberry (1G,4A), Jake McNabb (1G,3A), Tyson Bomberry (1G,2A), Brad Voigt (1G,2A).
Of the six goals scored against Doug Jamieson, in this writer’s estimation, Jamieson probably would have liked another look at them, but leading by that much can sometimes be hard for a goalie to stay centred. Dustin Hill took over half way through the third allowing no goals on seven shots. Brett Lafonte allowed 18 goals on 49 shots at the other end.
There were two memorable fights in the second period as Peterborough’s Riley Morgan and Six Nations’ Matt Kim were both tossed at 3:49 for fighting. Four minutes later Lakers’ Jake Fox and Six Nations Kessler Doolittle were throwing haymakers. Doolittle got two 10-minute misconducts plus a fighting major, while Lakers Fox just took one misconduct and five-for-fighting.
In the last fight on the card, Jake McNabb and Lakers Jordan Trottier started serving up fist sandwiches at 8:59 and they too were tossed shortening each bench considerably. The difference was, the Arrows had the depth of bench to play shorthanded compared too Peterborough which certainly does not.
With all that out of the way, the Arrows piled on five more third period goals from the sticks of Austin Staats, Brad Voigt, Travis Longboat two by Cody Ward.
It will be a busy week for the Arrows as they continue on their flight to the Minto Cup, Thursday, June 15th, at the ILA where they will host the Burlington Chiefs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 17th, they will travel to Whitby before returning to the ILA, Sunday at 7 p.m. for a date with the Brampton Excelsiors.