SIX NATIONS – The Niagara Thunderhawks got off easy Friday night against the Six Nations Rebels who took the 9-1 decision, but the Point Edward Pacers did not as the Rebels demolished them 25-1 Sunday afternoon. Both games were played at the ILA.
Led by Jacob Bomberry’s 10 point game (3G,7A) the Rebels biggest challenge was staying interested in the game. As bad as it was, it could have easily been worse for the Pacers.
The die was cast early as Dallas John made it 2-0 before the first minute had passed, with goals scored at 24 and 48 seconds. And the goals kept coming.
Tehoka Nanticoke-Hill and Tyler Longboat shoved another pair of goals in at 1:16 and 1:44 respectively. With the floodgates now open, Tanner Baldwin, Nanticoke, Jacob Bomberry, Kessler Doolottle, Mitch Green, Bomberry again, Dreyton Martin and Alexander Martin joined in the massacre.
It was 12-0 when Blain Adams scored the Pacers only goal of the game on a powerplay at 18:48.
There was no break for the Pacers in the second period. Bo Henhawk make it a baker’s dozen at 2:14 and Dallas John netted his third of the game at 2:43. By the end of the second period it became ridiculous as the Rebels added 8 more, to push the score to 20-1. Five more were added in the third period. Had the Rebels kept their foot on the gas, this score could have been a record breaker. The Pacers were outshot 74-21, and coach Murray Porter was able to give both Chase Martin and Mitch Henhawk time between the pipes.
In the end, 15 runners had multiple point games and two more had single points added to their personal statistics. The way this year has been going one might think that Rebels would top the league’s stats charts but that is not the case.
Jacob Bomberry, with 25 goals and 54 assists, has 79 points in 15 games. But he is in fourth place league wide. Brenden Welsh tops the charts with 88 points in 17 games for Owen Sound, followed by Gloucester Griffins’ Aaron Foster with 81 points and Fred Hartley with 80 points. The point getting has been spread pretty well across the entire Rebel’s roster, showing exactly how much talent there is on this squad.
Friday night, the Thunderhawks put up a better effort but the only positives they could take home was that they kept the Rebels to single digits and prevented a shutout in their 9-1 loss.
Scoring for Six Nations were Mitch Green (2G), Dallas John, Jacob Bomberry, Brayden Hill, Kyle Isaacs, Zed Williams, Bo Henhawk, and Tehoka Nanticoke Hill.