SIX NATIONS – Led by Chayton King’s 11-point game, the Six Nations Rebels put an exclamation point on Game 3 of the best-of-five series against the Point Edward Pacers. The easy 23-5 win at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA), Friday night.
The Pacers showed up at the ILA for Game 3 with faint hope they could take at least one game against the Rebs. Chayton King and the Rebels were ready and took little time to start contributing.
King’s first goal of the night was scored at 2:18 from Kevin Owen-Hill. Fifty-eight minutes later, when the final buzzer sounded, Owen-Hill scored six and assisted five, Layne Smith added four goals and a pair of assists, Wes Whitlow scored four with one assists, Gates Abram scored three with two assists, and Josh Miller scored two and assisted on three for a five-point night. In all, 15 Rebels earned points.
For a time in the second period when the Rebels outscored the Pacers 12-2, its seemed every shot turned into another goal, but in fact, the Rebels outshot Point Edward 61-31, four of them on the powerplay.
Ahead 19-4, Six Nations turned the heat off in the third and coasted to the 23-5 final. If the Pacers could be credited with anything in the series, it would be a good travel fan base that made the trip to the ILA for both games at the ILA to encourage their team. After losing 14-6 and 19-7, in the first two games, the final buzzer seemed merciful.
Elsewhere in the Western Conference, The Orangeville Northmen won their series 3-1, over the Owen Sound North Stars, Windsor took out Wallaceburg three games to one, while the Elora Mohawks and the Hamilton Bengals were locked 2-2 going into Sunday’s rubber game of the match, playing in Fergus, Sunday night.
In the East, the Clariton Green Gaels eliminated Mississauga 3-0, Akwesasne swept Orillia, Kahnawake swept the West Durham Ironheads in three, while Halton Hills silenced the Oakville Buzz in three.