SIX NATIONS – Hearing protection may have been required at the Gaylord Powless Arena, Sunday afternoon when the Brantford Warriors and the Six Nations Jr. C Warriors went face to face.
The shrill, high pitched trill of the referee’s whistles echoed through the arena all afternoon as Six Nations beat Brantford 12-7 in a penalty filled game that saw Brantford draw 22 infractions for 98 minutes and Six Nations being called for 83 minutes in 20 infractions.
In the end, the Six Nations Warriors won bragging rights, and two points, over their namesake from down the road.
It made for a close first period with Brantford’s Campbell McFedries scoring two and Vern Hill and Ryley Squire matching markers to end the first period tied at 2-2.
Owen Martin and Deryl Porter handed Six Nations a two goal lead at the midway point on the second period, but Brantford closed the frame with four unanswered goals scored by Sandy Ciccarelli, McFedries, Jayden Drage and Tye Argent.
Whatever happened in the Six Nations’ dressing room in the second intermission most certainly did not stay in the dressing room. The fired up Six Nations Warriors left Brantford players and fans slack-jawed by pouring eight straight goals by Brantford goaltender Dylan Sprentz.
Brantford scored the last goal of the game.
Sid Powless scored four goals, all in the third, and assisted on three. Vern Hill also scored a quad, adding two assists and Daniel Henhawk scored one and assisted on four.
Campbell McFedries led the Brantford attack with three goals and an assist.
Six Nations goaltender of record was Nick Martin.
The afternoon before, the Six Nations Warriors took a decisive 15-4 win over the Caledon Bandits in Jr. C lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at the Gaylord Powless Arena.
After a closely played first period after which the Warriors took a 4-3 lead, it was all Six Nations for the next 20 minutes. Wesley Whitlow, Ryley Squire, David Maracle, Sid Powless and Spencer Martin all scored in the second half of the period to put Six Nations in front, 9-3.
Three third period goals by Powless gave him five on the afternoon to which he added three assists.
Other point getters included Wesley Whitlow who scored two and assisted on seven, Ryley Squire (3G,2A), David Maracle (2G), Martin Spenser (1G,1A), Mitch Henhawk (3A), Khan General (1G,1A), and Steve Harris (1G).
The Warriors travel to Caledon this Friday night in their only game of the week.