OHSWEKEN – The defending Presidents Cup Champion Six Nations Rivermen have taken a strangle hold on first place in the OLA Sr. B standings after winning both games this weekend.
It took the cannon of Cory Bomberry to break a 9-9 tie at 19:31 of the third period to in Ennismore to earn a hard-fought win over the Ennismore James Gang, Saturday night.
Oakley Thomas evened the score after Kyle Trolley gave the Gang an early game lead. But in the second, the goals came fast and furious. Joel Wasson handed the 2-1 lead back to Ennismore but Dwayne Porter tied it up at 2-2.
The James Gang rattled off the next three goals in quick succession to take a 5-2 lead by the 14:23 mark. Porter opened up a four-goal response to the Gang’s early success. Roger Vyse, Porter, with his second, and Cory Bomberry ended the second period with the Rivermen up 6-5.
The teams split an eight-goal third period including Bomberry’s game winner. Game point-getters include: Dwayne Porter (3G,1A), Stu Hill (2G,3A), Cory Bomberry (2G,1A), Roger Vyse (1G,4A), Thomas Oakley, and Mike Miller.
Friday night, at the Gaylord Powless Arena, the Rivermen picked up two points by defeating the Owen Sound North Stars, 7-5. Roger Vyse scored two and assisted on two. Also scoring for the Rivermen were Jake Bomberry, Cory Bomberry scored one and assisted on one, Marty Hill with a goal and two assists, as well as Travis Bland who scored one and assisted on another.
Vyse, Wayne Hill and Bland are one, two, and three on the league scoring leaders board. In fourth place is Brooklin’s Chris Attwood whom we erroneously identified last week as a former Rivermen.
The Rivermen will host the Oakville Titans, Saturday night at the a Gaylord Powless Arena at 8 p.m.