SIX NATIONS — It was a brief appearance in the OJALL playoffs for the Six Nations Arrows this year. Six Nations lost in three straight games to the St. Catharines Athletics.
The Athletics and Arrows started the playoffs last Wednesday, July 11th, at the Jack Gatecliff Rink, with an 8-7 squeaker that went the right way for the “A’s”.
The next night, Thursday, July 12th at the ILA, the Arrows were inexplicable, as flat as they have ever been this season virtually handing St.Catharines Game no.2, 9-2.
Backs firmly against the wall. The Arrows emptied all they had left in the powder-house, July 15th, but could not find the power needed to overcome the A’s and lost 5-4 and were eliminated on the road.
St. Catharines started with a 3-1 lead after the first period with Jeremy Bomberry doing the honours for Six Nations from Kobe Whitcomb and Wake:Riat Bowhunter.
The fortunes were reversed in the second with Whitcomb, Travis Longboat and Deven Buckshot scoring to even the two-period score at four-goals each.
Owen S. Hill thought he had the game winner on a powerplay at 7:38 but in the blink of an eye, Jeff Witting and Alex Simmons tied and then took the lead in a matter of 41 seconds, shutting down the Arrows the rest of the way
With the Arrows loss was the first of a hoped for five-crown season, with the Major Series Chiefs, the Sr. B Six Nations Rivermen, Jr. A Arrows, Jr. B Rebels and Jr. C Warriors all in the running. There are now four hopes still alive.
The Orangeville Jr. A Northmen will play the Athletics in the next round.