OHSWEKEN – Last Friday night the Six Nations Rivermen put in a solid effort against the Owen Sound North Stars at the Bayshore Community Centre, and emerged with an 11-2 win to take full control of third place in the OLA Sr. B standings.
The Rivermen, in their second season of existence, are two points behind St. Catharines and eight points out of first but have played two games less than the St. Catharines Saints, and three games less than the first place Ennismore James Gang.
They are also eight points ahead of the fourth place Oakville Titans.
In Friday night’s game, the Rivermen took charge right off the hop building a 4-0 lead on goals by Jesse Johnson, Wayne Hill, Vaughn Harris and Jason Johns.
The North Stars’ Mike MacLeod put Owen Sound in the game at 4:08 of the second period before Jason Johns scored, unassisted to produce a 5-1 score at 8:34. The North Stars second and last goal of the game came at 10:13 of the second period, scored by Tyler Gibbons.
Mike Miller capped off the middle frame with two more goals on the Six Nations side of the ledger at 11:23 and 19:02.
With the game well in hand at 7-2, the Rivermen went into the third period with very little to worry about. There was no further scoring until 9:48 when Cory Bomberry scored his first of the game, assisted by Delby Powless and Vaughn Harris.
Powless did the honours next assisted by Harris and Bomberry at 13:14. Mike Miller made it a 10-2 score with his third of the game at 15:25, unassisted, and Bomberry closed the night with his second at 18:00 from Harris and Stu Hill.
Vaughn Harris added a goal and four assists to his stats sheet and Brennor Jacobs earned the win in the Six Nations net.
This coming weekend, the Rivermen will travel to Oakville to face the Titans. This should not be a problem since they have had the Titans’ number all season so far. Then, Sunday afternoon, at 4 pm, they travel to Sarnia, where they have had considerable success in the past.
In fact, Six Nations’ only two losses this season have both come at the hands of the James Gang, whom they will not see again in the regular season.
At this point in the season, Delby Powless is leading all Rivermen in points with 13 goals and 28 assists in only 8 games played.
The Rivermen will not return to the Gaylord Powless Arena until Sunday, July 6th when they host the North Stars in a 4 pm afternoon start.