OHSWEKEN – It was a score more fitting for a hockey game than a lacrosse Sr. B game, but in the end, after some fine goaltending at both ends, the Six Nations Rivermen took the 5-4 win over the Ennismore James Gang at the Robert E. Young Centre, Saturday night.
That means the Rivermen remain in first place, undefeated after 10 starts this season.
The Gang struck first with goals scored by Josh Wasson-Mcquigge and Jeff Swift before Dwayne Porter connected from Danton Miller and Cory Bomberry before the end of the period.
The Rivermen made its mark in the second period when Danton Miller tied it up at 2-2 from Kedoh Hill, 28 seconds into the frame. The James gang took the lead back a minute later but Stu Hill made it a new game again 3-3, a minute after that. Danton Miller and Cory Bomberry assisted.
Bomberry rifled one in for the 3-4 Six Nations lead, but Ennismore took it back to end the second period tied at 4-4.
Both team’s defensive squads and goalies Warren Miller for Six Nations and Cole Murray for the Gang, tightened up in the third as the play went end to end with no one hitting pay-dirt until 16:49 of the third period when Kedoh Hill scored the game winner from Dwayne Porter and Murray Porter.
Danton Miller leads all Rivermen in scoring to date, with 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points. Tom Montour is next with 10 goals and 20 assists, followed by Rodd Squire (8G,15A) and Cory Bomberry (7G,15A).
The Rivermen will be back at the GPA to take on the Brooklin Merchants, Saturday, June 24, at the Gaylord Powless Arena at 7 p.m.
The next day they will be on the road to Oakville for a clash with the Titans at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.