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Rivermen will close out season on top

Rivermen will close out season on top

SIX NATIONS – After 14 games played so far this Sr. B lacrosse season, the Six Nations Rivermen are solidly in first place with 13-wins against one loss. The next closest team is the second-place Oakville Titans who are 9-3-1. Friday night at the Gaylord Powless Arena (GPA), the Rivermen extended their lead by defeating the

SIX NATIONS – After 14 games played so far this Sr. B lacrosse season, the Six Nations Rivermen are solidly in first place with 13-wins against one loss. The next closest team is the second-place Oakville Titans who are 9-3-1.

Friday night at the Gaylord Powless Arena (GPA), the Rivermen extended their lead by defeating the Titans 21-8.

Rivermen defender, Joel Shepley, in his first year with Six Nations, has proven himself more able to ring up some points while defending against them too. In 11-games with Six Nations Shepley, who came from the Wallaceburg Red Devils, has scored four goals and five assists for 9-points so far this season. Photo by Jim Windle

Oakville took a brief 1-0 lead, 45 seconds after the opening face-off. Roger Vyse cancelled that lead seconds later and added the go-ahead goal from Dwayne Porter and Danton Miller, which Josh Johnson added to for an early 3-1 lead.

The Titans made it 3-2, at 7:44, but Tom Montour, Stu Hill and Dwayne Porter closed the first period with Six Nations up, 6-2. Greg Longboat took a mere eight seconds to score when the game resumed for the second period. Josh Johnson, Brock Farmer and Stu Hill made it 10-2 at the 3:19 mark.

The score was 15-5 when French scored his third of the period to trim the Six Nations lead to 15-6 at 2:34 of the third. But the Rivermen opened it up in the final frame to take the 21-8 win.

Kedoh Hill lead the Rivermen with two goals and four assists. Next was Roger Vyse with four goals and two assists, Josh Johnson was next with three goals and two assists.

Chase Martin got the start in goal for the Rivermen and earned the win for the Rivermen

Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m., the Rivermen will travel to the Luther Vipond Memorial Arena to meet the Brooklin Merchants before ending the Sr. B regular season in Oakville for a tiff with the Titans.

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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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