SIX NATIONS – Just one point separates the Major Series, Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs in forth place, from the third place Brooklin Redmen after six games into the season.
The Chiefs are also just two points behind both Peterborough and Oakville who share first place. Both have played one more game than the Chiefs and that sets up for a very eventful week around the league.
Last Tuesday night, June 14, with the great John Tavares behind the bench as offensive co-ordinator, the Chiefs defeated the Peterborough Lakers by a frighteningly close 8-7 score at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, before losing by the same score in Brooklin the next night. The Redmen are in Six Nations at the ILA, Tuesday, June 21 for the rematch.
A huge third period comeback attempt from the Chiefs fell one goal short after Six Nations found themselves behind 9-4, at the 4:55 point in the third period in Brooklin. John Sullivan put an end to the Brooklin route at 6:39, assisted by Randy Staats and Johnny Powless. With the clock now becoming a factor, Staats took a pass from Craig Point and buried the ball on a Chiefs’ powerplay at 14:02. Then, with Dillon Ward on the bench for an extra attacker, Points scored from Cody Jamieson and Powless at 17:47. With Ward still on the bench, Staats scored again, this time from Jamieson and Ryan Benesch at 18:35 to pull to within one goal of sending the game into overtime. But the Redmen would not allow the Chiefs any more ground as they hung on for the Brooklin win.
Last Tuesday, June 14, at the ILA, the Peterborough Lakers watched a 7-4 third period lead disappear as the Chiefs fought back with a string of four late third period goals to seek out the 8-7 win much to the delight of Six Nations fans.
Chiefs point-getters were: Cody Jamieson (3G,1A), Johnny Powless (1G,2A), Jordan Durston (2G,1A), Quinn Powless (1G,2A), Dan Coates (1G), Ryan Benesch (3A), Stephen Keogh (1A), Jay Thorimbert (1A), and Randy Staats (1A).