SIX NATIONS – The Jr. B Rebels remain in first place after splitting their home and home series with the St. Catharines Spartans this past week.
Sunday night the Rebels were in St. Catharines on the second leg of their series after decisively winning the first game at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Six Nations.
The week’s work actually began for the Rebels Thursday night when the Hamilton Bengals hosted them at the Dave Andreychuk Arena on Hamilton Mountain.
The Rebels carried off an easy 13-7 win with Lyne Smith scoring three and assisting on three to lead the Rebel charge. Six Nations got off t a huge 5-1 start after the first period, bracketed by Smith’s first and last goal of the stanza.
Hamilton didn’t lay down and die, but fought hard against the obviously better team to come up 9-5 after two frames.
Hamilton scored the first and last goals of the third but the Rebels put more laundry in the basket in between with goals scored by Dylan Hill, Shane Henry, Josh Miller, and Danton Miller for the final 13-7 spread.
The next night at the ILA, the Rebs were hosting the St. Catharines Spartans in the first of their two game, home-and-home series.
Shane Henry scored two, and Josh Miller and Garrett Vyse-Squire as the Rebels built a 4-0 wall in the first period.
Sherman Williams surprised the Spartans with the Rebels’ fifth goal scored 14 seconds of the second period, right after the face-off. The Spartans regrouped and put in a fine second period outscoring the Rebels, 4-2 to close the gap to 6-4, Rebels, after two periods.
The St. Catharines’ gas tank went dry in the third after scoring the first goal of the period at 3:20, as the Rebels piled on with five more in the third scored by Justin Martin, Josh Miller, Shane Henry and two by Dylan Hill to register an 11-5 Six Nations win.
Sunday in St. Catharines, things were different. The Spartans ran stride for stride with the Rebels throughout much of the game. St. Catharines took a 3-2 first period lead that the Rebels could not seen to erase.
Six Nations owned the first part of the second period scoring the first three goals from Daylan Hill, Justin Martin and Travis Longboat, but the Spartans counterattacked with three late period goals leaving that one odd first period goal on the ledger.
Six Nations took the first two goals of the third period as well but the Spartans worked their way back again to match the Rebels in third period goals, once again leaving that one goal, first period edge in the hands of St. Catharines.
The Guelph Regals will pay a rare visit to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena as they visit from the Mid-west division where they hold second place behind the Orangeville Northmen.
Then, on Sunday, June 5, the Rebels travel to Welland to take another swat at the Generals.
2214.jpg: Jeremy Bomberry sets up one of his three assist in Friday night’s 11-5 Rebels’ win at the ILA. Shane Henry, #91, received the pass and buried it for one of his four goals on the night. Photo by Jim Windle
2203.jpg: Rebels’ Garrett Vyse-Squire #52, gets a Tupperware face wash from St. Catharines’ defender Fournier-Higgins, Bailey, Friday night at the ILA. Photo by Jim Windle