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Rebels complete another perfect season

SIX NATIONS – The Six Nations Rebels completed their second consecutive perfect season this past weekend with three very convincing wins, all on the road. In fact the Rebels have not been beaten in regular season play since May 25th 2012 when the St. Catharines Spartans beat them 12-10, in overtime. But even that game

Trying to cover the Rebels is like trying to win at whack-a-mole. Cover Dallas John and Jacob Bomberry will step up and score. Cover those two and Layne Smith will pop up. Cover him and Tehoka Nanticoke-Hill will hurt you, and on it goes, right through the entire roster. As a unit, the Rebels have scored 351 goals, and allowed 100. Photo by Jim Windle

Trying to cover the Rebels is like trying to win at whack-a-mole. Cover Dallas John and Jacob Bomberry will step up and score. Cover those two and Layne Smith will pop up. Cover him and Tehoka Nanticoke-Hill will hurt you, and on it goes, right through the entire roster. As a unit, the Rebels have scored 351 goals, and allowed 100. Photo by Jim Windle

SIX NATIONS – The Six Nations Rebels completed their second consecutive perfect season this past weekend with three very convincing wins, all on the road. In fact the Rebels have not been beaten in regular season play since May 25th 2012 when the St. Catharines Spartans beat them 12-10, in overtime. But even that game should have been won. The Rebels outshot the Spartans 77-40 but St. Catharines goaltender, Doug Buchan was having an out of body experience that night and played what was probably the best game of his entire career.

The Six Nations Rebels return to the ILA this Friday night to face the Welland Generals after a successful three game road trip last week.

Last Thursday night in London, the first place Rebels took on the Far West divisional rivals, the London Blue Devils, and it wasn’t pretty for Devils fans at all. The Rebels outshot London 65 to 22 on their way to the 18-6 final score.
Mitch Green scored four and assisted on four while Dallas John and Jacob Bomberry scored two and assisted on four. Kyle Isaacs and Tehoka Nanticoke-Hill each got three goals and an assist in the massacre.

Then Friday night the Elora Mohawks felt the sting of an 11-4 embarrassment in front of their hometown fans. It didn’t really matter which line was on the floor, because almost everyone in a Rebels uniform took a point home.

Next in the meat grinder was the St. Catharines Spartans on who were humiliated 15-5 at home Sunday night. It was 5-1 after 20 minutes and 10-1 after 40 with Dallas John leading the way with 3 goals and 2 assists. Jacob Bomberry picked up 3 goals and an assist as well.

After dominating pretty well every game this year, and by wide margins, it would be natural to think that Rebels would be loaded up at the top end of the league’s scoring race. But that is not the case. The first Rebels to appear on the leaders board is Jacob Bomberry, in seventh place, with 31 goals and 64 assists for 95 points. Teams have found that he power of the Rebels attack does not come from two or three individuals while others play a supporting role. Rather, every line, and every player on the floor is dangerous.

The first round of the playoff begins this Friday night at the ILA against the 7-12-1 Welland Generals at 8 pm. Game #2 is scheduled for Sunday June 29th in Welland at 7 pm. The Rebs are shooting for more history this year by winning the quad – the fourth Founders Cup in a row. They already hold the league record with three.

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Jim Windle

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Jim Windle is a veteran news and sports reporter who has been published in a number of mediums and publications. contact Jim: windlejim@rocketmail.com

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  • Wray Maracle
    July 24, 2014, 8:51 pm

    Jim,
    I question why a Six Nations Jr A Arrows photo is being used for a Six Nations Jr B Rebels story?????

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