With the Six Nations Jr. C Warriors and the powerhouse Six Nations Jr. B Rebels both being deposed in the early round of OLA Jr. lacrosse playoffs, all eyes now fall on the Jr. A Arrows, Sr. B Rivermen and the Major Series Chiefs to carry the torch for Six Nations.
After defeating the Oakville Buzz in the quarterfinal, they took on the Wilmot Wild in the semi’s. After losing Game 1, 14-8, in Wilmot, the Warriors came back with an 18-10 win at the Caledonia Arena July 12th. It was back to Wilmot for Game 3 which the Wild won, 19-13 making Saturday night’s game home game a must win to stay alive.
The Warriors and Wild played to a 3-3 first period tie with Kahn General, Sid Powless and Wesley Whitlow scoring for Six Nations.
The game was virtually lost in the second period when the Warriors defence completely and unexpectedly collapsed. Fortunately their offence was still finding some success at the other end of the floor. The Warriors scored five, but the Wild found twine behind Nick Martin in the Six Nations net eight times to end the second period 11-8 for Wilmot. Khan General and Daniel Henhawk scored two late second period goals in the last minute of the period to keep the Warriors within striking distance of the Wild with 20 minutes left to play.
Wilmot grabbed the first three goals of the third before Daniel Henhawk score the first of four third period goals, but even his stellar efforts were not enough to save the game. Sid Powless also added a goal but the Wild was also finding success around the Six Nations goal and in the end, the Wild took the best-of-five series three games to one with the 17-13 Game #4 Wilmot win.
Any time you score a dozen or more goals you should win, but on this night, the Warriors could not shut down Wilmot shooters.