SIX NATIONS — Last Tuesday, July 10, the Major Series Six Nations Chiefs took on the Brampton Excelsiors at the ILA and completed the come-back they came so close to accomplishing the night before in Oakville.
The Chiefs tripped over the starting line and fell behind 3-0 to the Excelsiors by the 7:14 mark when Frank Brown caught a break and scored Six Nations first goal, unassisted. From there, the Chiefs and Excelsiors swapped goals but the opening Brampton barrage helped Brampton hold a 5-3 first period lead. Cody Jamieson and Randy Staats accounted for the other Chiefs goals.
The second period began and ended with Brampton goals, but the Chiefs Jordan Durston, Kyle Jackson, and Randy Staats were able to wedge three in between to end the second period with Brampton still leading 7-6.
Brampton took the early momentum in the third period extending their lead to 9-6 but the Chiefs were not ready to let that stand and mounted one of themes exciting comebacks of the season so far.
The Chiefs power forwards suddenly exploded starting with Staats’ third of the game, followed close thereafter by two Jordan Durston goals and Cody Jamieson’s second to complete the 10-9 win. They were also two-for-three on the powerplay..
Angus Goodleaf started in goal for the Chiefs but was replaced after 11 minutes by Warren Hill who went the distance for the win.
The Chiefs will have a week off and next see action Tuesday night, at home against the Peterborough Lakers.
MAJOR SERIES STANDINGS:
TEAM GP W L T PTS
Peterborough 12 10 1 1 21
Oakville 11 11 7 3 15
SIX NATIONS 12 6 5 1 13
Brooklin 13 5 7 1 11
Brampton 14 4 8 2 10
Cobourg 12 1 9 2 4