SIX NATIONS – The Major Series Six Nations Chiefs felt pretty good about themselves after demolishing the Brampton Excelsiors 15-5, Thursday night, but were brought back down to earth, 15-8, by the Oakville Rock, Monday night at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.
Things remained virtually even throughout the first and second periods, which ended 3-3, and 5-4 for Oakville.
With 20 minutes remaining and the game far from over, the Chiefs’ entire back end fell out and the Rock hammered in seven more goals while the Chiefs managed only one.
Special teams also failed them as the Chiefs allowed three Oakville powerplay goals and missed on three of their own.
“Things just didn’t go our way, that’s how things go I’ve played in a lot of games when things didn’t go right. We’ll bounce back,” said coach Rich Kilgour.
Scoring for the Chiefs were Cody Jamieson (3G,4A), Ryan Benesch (2G,2A), Dhane Smith (1G,3A), Jordan Durston, Stephen Keogh, and Leo Storous with his first as a Chief.
But the Chiefs were too much for the Excelsiors in Brampton Thursday night, as the visitors crushed the home team, 15-5, fuelled by a star-studded cast led by Johnny Powless and Cody Jamieson, who each earned seven points.
They were backed up by Randy Staats’ four goals and two assists and Craig Point’s three goals and an assist.
The teams were even at 4-4 at the end of the first period before the Chiefs lowered the boom on the Excelsiors, outscoring them 8-1 in the second period and 3-0 in the third.
Once again, the Chiefs’ Tuesday night home game schedule, results between the Chiefs and Oakville will miss our deadline. They will not see action again until next Tuesday night when the Peterborough Lakers visit the ILA for an 8 p.m. start.