Playing the Oakville Buzz twice with an arena switch, the Chiefs gave a great showing in their home opener on Tuesday, May 28 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
Taking full advantage of the closed NLL season, the Chiefs went toe to toe with the Buzz as goals went to Jordan Durston, Cody Jamieson and Leland Powless in the first period. While Jordan Durston earned his second, Kyle Jackson, Leland Powless and Gates Abrams earned singles in the second.
This brought a tie to the third period, where the Chiefs kicked up on defence and prevented any further scoring from the Buzz. This allowed them to reach a two goal lead with buries from Tyson Bell and Wenster Green to close the game 10-8 for the Chiefs.
Switching turf, the Chiefs then delivered again on Buzz soil on Monday, June 3, with the game being even closer.
With a single goal deficit until the third, goals came from Kyle Jackson, Tyson Bell and Leland Powless in the first. With more coming in the second from Lyle Thompson (2), Zed Williams (2) and Cody Jamieson (2).
This brought on the third where the Chiefs needed two to get the lead. While preventing the Buzz from scoring for the entirety of the period, buries came from Brendan Bomberry and Cody Jamieson. This closed the match a close 11-10 for the Chiefs.
Their next home game after facing the Peterborough Lakers at home this past Tuesday, will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at 8 p.m., versus the Brampton Excelsiors within the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.