SIX NATIONS – At this time of the season, every game and every point is important. The Major Series Six Nations Chiefs may come to looking back at this past weekend as being definitive in their quest to return the Mann Cup to Six Nations.
In two midweek games last week the Chiefs were only able to squeeze out one point by way of a 6-6 tie game Tuesday night at the ILA against the Peterborough Lakers.
On Wednesday, July 13, two late goals scored a minute and a half apart turned out to be difference as the Lakers kept their first place standing firm well ahead of second place Oakville and the third place Chiefs, who are one point behind. Brooklin sits one point behind the Chiefs in fourth spot. Brampton and Cobourg are well out of the race but could play the spoiler as the regular season draws to a close.
Tuesday, July 12, at the ILA, the Chiefs and Lakers put on a great show as the perennial enemies see-sawed the lead back and forth all night.
Ryan Benesch scored first from Cody Jamieson but the Lakers had the last say with goals by Holden Cattoni and Cory Vittarelli to give Peterborough a 2-1 lead.
They traded goals throughout the second period with Vaughn Harris, Benesch and Jamieson accounting for the Chiefs goals and Cattoni, Chad Culp and Brad Self scored for the Lakers who held a 5-4 second period lead.
Stephen Keogh tied the game at 1:17 but Shawn Evans answered at 5:50. Randy Staats sent the game into OT where nothing was decided and the teams split the tie.
The Chiefs will try to remount the charge Tuesday, July 19th against Oakville at the ILA in a game that will miss our deadline.
Thursday, July 21st, the Chiefs are in Peterborough to try and gain ground on the League Leaders.