SIX NATIONS — The Six Nations Chief took a 2-1 series lead over the Peterborough Lakers Tuesday Aug, 21st, for the Major Series Championship and their defense of the Mann Cup.
The Chiefs took a four-goal lead in the first period with goals by Cody Jamieson, from Colin Doyle and Vaughn Harris, Jeff Shattler from Kasey Beirnes and Stephen Keogh, Keogh from Harris and Craig Point, and Jesse Gamble from Evan Kirk. Mark Steenhuis scored the Lakers only goal of the period before Rover Vyse closed the opening session with the Arrows leading, 5-1.
Peterborough has a strong second period while keeping the Six Nations shooters at bay and collecting three goals scored by Shawn Evans, Steenhuis and John Grant to end the second period with the Lakers one goal behind at 5-4 and 20 minutes left.
Stephen Hoar tied the game at 6-6 at 1:54 of the last period, unassisted. The Chiefs stepped a head again 4:51 into the period to retake the lead.
The Lakers and the Chiefs exchanged scoring chances until the Chiefs broke through with the last three goals of the game, scored within a little over two minuets to take the 9-5 win and a 2-1 lead in the series.
Action resumes Monday night at the ILA for Game #4, at 8 pm, and Game $5 back in Peterborough the next day, Tuesday Aug. 26th.
In Game #2, played at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena Tuesday night, Aug. 19th, the Chiefs tied the series at one game apiece thanks to a huge third period, which saw Six Nation overcome a 5-3 deficit after two periods to take the 8-5 decisions.
The teams were even at 2-2 following the first period with Vaughn Harris and Jon Sullivan scoring Six Nations goals and Stephen Hoar and Shawn Evens countering for the Lakers.
Peterborough took a 5-3 lead in the second with goals scored by Adam Jones, Chad Culp and John Grant. Harris scored his second of the game for the Chiefs.
Evan Kirk and the Chiefs defense held the Lakers scoreless in the third while the Chiefs’ offence found their target five times on Matt Vinc.
Kasey Beirnes, Roger Vyse, and Cody Jamieson and two goals by Jesse Gamble securing the Chiefs’ comeback win to ties the series.