SIX NATIONS — As defending 2018 Founders Cup Champions, the Elora Mohawks were expected to bring more competition to the floor during the Rebels home opener last Friday at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
Welcoming and breaking in new legs for the Rebels allowed great coaching to show throughout the game, while graduated players from the Mohawks showed missing spots that they seem to be struggling to fill.
In other words, both teams are completely different from their previous year and the Rebels came to compete.
In the first period alone, the Rebels earned eight goals with three from Marshall Powless, two from Chayton King, two from Sidney Powless and one from Weylon Abrams. The Mohawks were able to return, but mustered only two buries in response.
The second period brought seven more goals to the scoreboard with two by Wesley Whitlow, two more by Weylon Abrams, another for Marshall Powless and a single by Owen Martin. Unfortunately for the Mohawks as the scoreboard loomed with a score of 15 – 2, they added three more to their side — their highest scoring period.
As for the third period, the Mohawks scored with a fast one off of the draw five minutes in which served as their final bury. For the Rebels however, their lowest scoring period allowed them to rack up six consistent goals from rookie favourite Tycie Cowan, Chayton King with his third for a hatty, Daylen Hill, Justin Martin, Marshall Powless for his fifth and Weylon Abrams with his fifth.
Highest point earners for this game were Weylon Abrams (5g,2a) and Marshall Powless (5g,8a).
With a hefty rack of penalty minutes more control will have to be implemented further on into the season, but so far, the Rebels have kicked off what looks to be an exemplary season.