Chiefs set up for playing defending champions

SIX NATIONS — Now that details are confirmed and decisions away from the floor decided, Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) announced its 2022 final between the Six Nations Chiefs and Peterborough Lakers last Friday.

The Chiefs are coming into the series after a 4-0 sweep of the Cobourg Kodiaks. Despite the sweep, the first-place Chiefs were given a run for their money by the upstart Kodiaks.

The Lakers, the three-time defending Mann Cup champions eliminated the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (BLC) in five games, with plenty of controversy swirling around the series.

On Friday, the Ontario Lacrosse Association put its stamp on the semifinal series after BLC launched a protest after the deciding game. The protest was later denied:

Last Monday, the BLC lost 11-8 in Peterborough and were downed four games to one in their series semi-final to the Lakers.

The controversial series included an overturned Brooklin Game 2 win, due to suspended coach Gavin Prout being on the bench after he was given an abuse of officials penalty at the end of the Game 1 Lakers victory.

The Lakers appealed to the Ontario Lacrosse Association that Prout should not have been on the bench for Game 2 and the OLA agreed, giving the winning result to the Lakers.

Brooklin appealed its overturned Game 2 win, which came after Brooklin had won Game 3 of the series, but was unsuccessful.

Games in Six Nations will be broadcasted and streamed on RogersTV 20, while Lakers games are broadcasted on YourTV.

The first game falls on Tuesday, August 16 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, with the second away on August 18 at the PMC at 8:00 p.m., and the third back at home on August 21 at the ILA at 7 p.m..

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