SIX NATIONS – Friday night in Oakville, the Six Nations Chiefs and the Rock battled to an 8-8 overtime tie. Earlier in the week, on Tuesday July 5, at the ILA, the Chiefs took down the Brooklin Redmen 10-7.
Friday night in Oakville Jordan Durston and a three-goal third period barrage by Craig Point sent the teams to OT where nothing was decided and resulting in each team taking a point. Respective goalies Dillon Ward and Zack Higgins shared the tie.
It was a tightly played game with both defensive squads doing yeoman work for the most part. Jeremy Nobal and Cody Jamieson accounted for the 1-1 first period score. The Rock seemed to surprise the Chiefs in the second period with the first three goals to take a 4-1 lead before Dave Brock and Vaughn Harris chimed in to draw the Chiefs to within one goal of the Rock after 40 minutes of play.
As in the second period, Oakville took the early momentum in the third scoring the first three goals of the period, one on a powerplay and two unassisted. Down 7-3, Chiefs’ Craig Point took over scoring three back-to-back goals in quick succession to bring Six Nations back into the game. Jordan Durston evened the score at 7-7 making an extra frame necessary. Oakville’s Challen Rogers scored at 2:14 of OT but Harris countered to tie it again at 8-8, which is how it would end.
Results from Tuesday, July 12 against the Peterborough Lakers at the ILA will miss our deadline. It was an important game for both teams as the Lakers sit in first place only three points ahead of the Chiefs.
Wednesday, July 13, the Chiefs are in Brooklin to face the top seeded Redmen. Next Tuesday, July 19, the Rock and the Chiefs do battle again at the ILA beginning at 8 p.m.
There was a lot of scoring in the first period as both teams came out on fire. After Johnny Powless opened the scoring at 3:56, Oakville responded with the next three goals to take a 3-1 lead by the halfway mark in the period.
The Chiefs ended the frame with a five-goal string scored by Cody Jamieson with two, Johnny Powless, Randy Staats and Jordan Durston to take a 6-3 first period lead.
Craig Point made it 7-3 to start the middle frame, but Brooklin earned some success as well and by the end of the second, it was 9-6 for the Chiefs. Vaughn Harris and Dan Dawson also added second period goals for Six Nations.
Harris also scored in the third as did Shayne Jackson for the Rock, but Six Nations held on for the win.