SIX NATIONS — The visiting Niagara Thunderhawks were victimized for the third time this season Friday night as the Six Nation Rebels continue to dominate the early Jr. B season before a large Six Nations crowd. The 18-7 crushing of the Thunderhawks keeps the Rebels perfect season, perfect with 10 wins in 10 games, averaging 13-7 goals per game.
Niagara’s Aidan Buis struck early with back-to-back goals scored at 1:17 and at 3:39, but the confidence gained was quickly lost when Riley Miller, Trey Jimerson, Chayton King and Austin Giles, with two, finished the first period with the Rebels up 6-2, and 11-4 by the end of the second.
Four more Six Nations goals opened the third period to set the hook deep, The Rebels and the Thunderhawks traded goals in the last half of the third period for the 18-7 Rebels win.
It was a fast a cleanly played game with only three minor penalties called all game, two by Six Nations and one against Niagara.
Gates Abrams scored four for Six Nations, and several others recorded multi-point games, including Austin Giles (3G,4A), Mason Hill (1G,2A), call up Matthew Miller (1G,2A), Justin Martin (2G,2A), Riley Miller (1G,1A), Tanner Baldin (5A), Adam Martin (1G,1A), Chayton King (2G,2A), Garret Vyse-Square (1G,6A), and Trey Jimerson (2G,3A). Daniel Hill earned the win in goal.
Coach Miles General is very pleased with his young charge already and why not. The early season is looking bright with a 10-0 season so far. But sophomore coach Miles General is not one to ease off and take anything for granted as he and his coaching staff are in a continuous state of sharpening up special teams, player cardio, and transitional speed.
The Rebels see action next Friday, May 18th, when the Point Edward Pacers visit the ILA for an 8 pm start before taking the bus to Owen Sound for a 4 pm match with the North Stars.