Rebels wrap up near perfect 20-1 season

SIX NATIONS – The Six Nations Jr. B Rebels wrapped up their regular season Friday night at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) with a big bow and an exclamation point in the form of a 24-4 thrashing of the St. Catharines Spartans.

The Rebels end the 2017 regular season 20-1, miles ahead of every other team in the Jr. A with 40 points.

All season long under new head coach Miles General, the Rebels have dominated in nearly every game. The Rebels will go into the post season with 362 goals scored with a goals-against total of 134. Only the Orangeville Northman has fewer, at 100 with two games remaining on their schedule.

Up 5-1 after the first period, the Rebels loaded up 15 more goals in the second period.

They were ahead 20-4 when the Rebs took their foot off the pedal to coast to a 24-4 final. There were no penalties called until the third, and then, only three minors.

League scoring leader Layne Smith took advantage of Friday’s walkover of the Spartans with an 11-point game courtesy of eight goals and three assists, to complete the 2017 regular season with 80 goals and 43 assists for and amazing 123 points in 21 games. Josh Miller is in second place among Rebels with 80 points on 30 goals 50 assists.

Smith and Miller were not the only Rebels fattening up their stats. In all, seventeen Rebels added points to their ledger. In numerical order, Dreyton Martin (2A), Oliver Bolsterli (1A), Josh Miller (1G,4A), Daylen Hill (2G,1A), Justin Martin (1G,4A), Riley Miller (2G,1A), Layne Smith (8G,3A), Wes Whitlow (1G,5A), Gavin Skye (1A), Kevin Owen-Hill (3G,2A), Kahn General (4A), Chayton King (1G,3A), Garret Vyse-Square (2G,2A), Gates Abrams (3G,2A), Tyler Foxe-MacKenzie  (5A), Bo Peltier (2A), and even goalie Briley Miller recorded two assists.

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