BROOKLIN – The defending Mann Cup Champion Six Nations Chiefs and the Peterborough Lakers will face off for the Major Series Lacrosse title and a trip to the Mann Cup Championship where Six Nations hopes to repeat again this year.
It will be a classic matchup. These two franchises have a very long and checkered relationship over the years and represent the league’s greatest rivalry.
The Chiefs took a 5-3 lead after the first 20 minutes, scoring two goals in the last minute scored by Tom Montour and Cody Jamieson.
Vaughn Harris made it 6-3 early in the second before Brooklin uncorked a three goal run to tie the game at 6-6. Jeff Shattler and Cody Jamieson connected by the end of the period to regain a two-goal Six Nations lead.
Facing elimination, Brooklin threw everything they had on the floor and were rewarded with three goals by the 12:07 mark to take a 9-8 lead. But, as he has done so often in his career, Cody Jamieson came up with a timely goal scored at 14:45 from Ian Llord to even it up again at 9-9. And then scored the game and series winner at 19:38 from Rory Smith and Dan Coates.
The Chiefs won Game #1, 9-8, Game #2, 9-4, Game #3 10-6 but lost 9-7 in Game #4 before eliminating the Redmen Monday.
Peterborough sent the Kitchener Kodiaks packing with an identical 4-1 series win.
The final series schedule was not available by press time.