SIX NATIONS — The Six Nations Junior ‘A’ Arrows opened their season as per usual, coinciding with Bread and Cheese on Monday, May 22.
Community support filled the arena parking lot to the roadside, as the Arrows moved to take on the St. Catharines Athletics at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
The first period sae a four goal lead to the Athletics, with one goal from Ross Hill, assisted by Thunder Hill and Davin Bomberry.
In the second, the Arrows found some footing and Davin Bomberry scored, unassisted. Winter Rivera also put one away, while the Athletics answered twice. In the third, Winter Rivera put two more in the net, while Ross Hill did the same. The Athletics maintained their lead with two more by the end. This closed the game 10-7.
The week before, the Arrows visited the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre to play the Oakville Buzz. The first period saw an even 1-1, as the Buzz scored first, and Oneniotekowa Maracle responded. In the second, the Buzz secured the lead, with three goals in the period. In the third, Hodo Martin and Damon Doxtatar put two away, but we cancelled out by two responses from the Buzz.
The Arrows earned 22 penalty minutes throughout the game, with 14 minutes of penalties in the third.
As it is early in their season, and despite not securing a win, the Arrows have moved to maintain close scoring games.