COQUITLAM, BC – The Six Nations Rivermen fell behind 0-2 after Games #1 and #2 of the Presidents Cup Championships held in Coquitlam B.C. this week.
The Six Nations Rivermen dropped game #1 of the series as the Can/Am Onondaga Redhawks defeated them 14-12.
“I don’t want to make excuses, but we still had our bus legs and we were waiting for some of our guys to get here from Halifax,” said Holden Vyse of the loss. “Even so, I think we kinda let it go. Onondaga scored an empty netter so we still kept it close.”
Then in Game #2, played Tuesday, they lost against the St. Albert Minors in another close 10-8 game. This time it was bad penalties that cost them the game.
“That means we have to win all of the remaining games to stay in it,” says Vyse. “But I think, if we all can get on the same page, we have the team to do it.”
Game #3 slated is for Wednesday and is a must-win situation when they go up against Kahnawake.
Unfortunately, the organizers of the Presidents Cup have failed to post any photos, score summaries or up to date results, thereby making it very difficult to track the progress of the Rivermen.
Although the Rivermen have put themselves in a difficult situation by dropping games 1 and 2, one must remember that the Arrows started off the same way before rebounding to win the Jr. A Minto Cup just down the road in Langley, BC last week.
There have been several Can/Am and Sr. B lacrosse franchises operating out of Six Nations over the years since the Presidents’ Cup was first awarded in 1964. That year, it was the Ohsweken Warriors who brought home the hardware. The Supertest Warriors played out of Brantford and won the Cup in 1967 and 1968. After a drout of 28 years, the Ohsweken Wolves won it last in 1996.