SIX NATIONS – Following a rare 9-8 setback to Wilmott, the Six Nations Warriors rebounded this past Saturday afternoon with a 17-5 win over Mimico, in Mimico.
Marshall Powless led the Warriors’ charge with a 10-point game by way of five goals and five assists, while Ryan Johnson contributed a goal and seven assists, Adam Martin with three goals and three assists, and Jaxon Martin with three goals and an assist.
The Warriors led Mimico 4-1 after the first period and 8-4 after 40 minutes before exploding with nine goals in the third period that at times looked like a shooting practise.
In all, 15 different Warriors earned points, which is a hallmark of this team, showing a very well balanced team. Warriors goalie, Nick Martin earned the win.
It got a little too wild for the Six Nations Warriors in Wilmott as the Wild handed the Jr. C Warriors only its third loss of the season in a tight 9-8 clash, June 4, The usually fleet footed Warriors were caught flat footed in the afternoon game, as Wilmott outscored Six Nations 3-1 in the first period with Tshashitchele Powless accounting for Six Nations’ only goal.
Marshall Powless, Matt Miller, and a second goal of the period by Powless put the Warriors up 4-3 but with the see-saw battle, Wilmott was still clinging to a 7-6 lead after two periods.
The teams swapped two goals apiece in the third and although Jaxon Martin brought the Warriors to the door, with five-minutes to go, they could not find that tying goal they needed to force an OT period where anything can happen.
Marshall Powless scored three and assisted on two for the Warriors in the Six Nations loss.
Coach Jayson Smith pointed to having to deal with some injuries to key players on the right side of the lineup. He also started associate player from Six Nations Minor Lacrosse, Mike Martin-Abel who played well but suffered his first loss in goal and now has a record of four wins and one loss so far this season.
Thursday night, June 15th, the Oakville Buzz will be at the Haldimand Centre Arena in Caledonia at 8 p.m.