SIX NATIONS — The Arrows earned their first pair of wins this past weekend.
The team seen players that had missed earlier games, but packed a punch offensively and defensively upon their return.
On Friday, May 24, the Arrows traveled to Barrie to face the Lakeshores.
Jeremy Bomberry opened scoring in the first period, as Chase Scanlan, Wake:Riat Bowhunter and Liam Leclair followed suit with singles. The Lakeshores returned three and this brought the Arrows to an early lead 4-3.
The second period followed with four consecutive goals with singles from Travis Longboat, Percy Booth and a double from Kevin Owen Hill. The Lakeshores answered twice and Travis Longboat buried again to end the period with a four-point lead.
The Lakeshores were unable to score in the third as they ran out of steam early on, even with a penalty shot opportunity at the end. The Arrows took advantage as they buried three more, solidifying their win with buries coming from Tyler Davis, Wake:Riat Bowhunter and Jeremy Bomberry.
Top point leaders for the game were Travis Longboat (2g,2a), Wake:Riat Bowhunter and Jeremy Bomberry (2g,1a) and the game closed 12-5.
Following their away victory; hosting the Brampton Excelsiors on Sunday, May 26 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena gave the Six Nations Arrows their first home game win in their regular season campaign.
Giving the home support a good show in the first period with a 1-1 tie by the end, opened scoring for Jake Rosa assisted by Owen S. Hill and Tyler Davis.
The second period opened with a fast break and a short-handed goal by Captain Ron John, followed by goals from Travis Longboat, Owen S. Hill, Chase Scanlan with a backhand and Jake Rosa. The Excelsiors made a single effort with one answer, but were cancelled by goals from Travis Longboat and Jeremy Bomberry to close the period.
The third opened with the Arrows holding a heavy lead which took away from the excitement of their previous games, but reminded of how high their level of play is.
Owen S. Hill and Travis Longboat went for hat-tricks while Chase Scanlan went for his third, fourth and fifth buries of the game. This was followed by Jeremy Bomberry with his second to answer the three goals earned by the Excelsiors.
This closed the game with a comfortable lead and win 14-6 for the Arrows.
The Arrows next home game will take place on Sunday, June 2 at the ILA versus the Burlington Chiefs.