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Riverhawks win in clash with the Titans

SIX NATIONS – A huge third period was the difference for the Six Nations Sr. B Rivermen Sunday evening at the Gaylord Powless Arena, as the Rivermen pulled out a 10-6 win over the Oakville Titans.

SIX NATIONS – A huge third period was the difference for the Six Nations Sr. B Rivermen Sunday evening at the Gaylord Powless Arena, as the Rivermen pulled out a 10-6 win over the Oakville Titans.

As of Tuesday morning, Six Nations held down third place, two behind the second place St. Catharines Saints and four points behind the first place Ennismore James Gang.

Jesse Johnson caught the Titans looking with a quick goal within the first minute of play, assisted by Delby Powless and Chancey Johnson, but Oakville equalized at 1:53 with Cody Simson’s tying goal.

Cody Johnson gave the Rivermen a 2-1 lead at 11:23 from Isaiah Kicknosway.

Oakville came back with a strong second period effort, outscoring the Rivermen 4-2 to go into the third period leading the Rivermen 5-4.

Titans’ Mack Abbott tied the score at 2-2 at 2:23 of the second frame, before Six Nations’ Wayne VanEvery converted a transition play into a 3-2 lead, assisted by Powless and goaltender Warren Hill.

Oakville tied it again at 7:03, and Six Nations answered with Wayne VanEvery’s second of the period scored at 8:35 to give the Rivermen a 4-3 lead. Holden Vyse and Justin Gibson assisted.

Garrett Kerr came back to even the score again, at 10:07 and Ken Coulson pulled the titans ahead 5-4 at 16:22.

The Titans then ran out of gas in the third as the Rivermen took over starting with Logan Kane’s unassisted marker at 1:19.

Jesse Johnson, Wayne Hill, Wayne VanEvery and Danny Vyse secured the lead for Six Nations before Titans’ Sean Gillies temporarily stopped the bleeding at 18:17. Wayne Hill netted the final goal of the game at 19:18.

The Rivermen paddle into Sarnia, Friday night for an 8 o’clock date with the Beavers in Six Nations’ only game of the week.

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Jim Windle

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Jim Windle is a veteran news and sports reporter who has been published in a number of mediums and publications. contact Jim: windlejim@rocketmail.com

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