SIX NATIONS —The Six Nations Junior ‘B’ Rebels are strongly maintaining the top spot of the leagues Western conference; they sit undefeated after 18 scheduled games as of last Saturday.
On Thursday, June 8, the Rebels visited the Elora Mohawk for an exciting match at the Fergus Memorial Arena.
In the first period, the score was kept close, but Hodo Martin opened scoring with a single. This was followed by another from Joe Squire, interrupted by a response from Elora. Joe Squire put his second away, and Elora put one more on the board before the end of the period.
Coming into the second with a 1-goal deficit, Elora put a single away, before Winter Rivera responded with his first goal. This was tailed by another single from Damon Doxtatar. With another Elora goal in between, Winter Rivera put up his second goal of the game.
In the third period, Winter Rivera kept his streak and out his third goal away 2 minutes into the period. Elora responded with two goals, but Anahilias Doxtador and Rakawineh Elijah cut their efforts off with singles. Again, Elora mustered a final goal, but Rakawineh Elijah put away his second goal, and Kaylem Whales Racette earned the final goal of the game.
This finished the game off with an 11-7 win for the Rebels.
Last time the Rebels played at home, they hosted the Windsor Clippers on Friday, June 2, for a match that ended in a close score of 8-4. But this Friday, June 9, they faced the Welland Generals within the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA).
In the first, the Rebels put up the only goals of the period. Damonie Thomas, Anahilis Doxtatar and Kaylem Whales Racette put singles up, closing the period 3-0. In the second period, Macay Jimerson opened scoring, as the Regals offered up their first two goals of the game. Damon Doxtatar came in with his first, followed by another single from Joe Squire. The Regals offered two more goals, before Anahilis Doxtatar went for his second and third, Macay for his second and Damon Doxtador with a single.
In the third period, the Regals offered two goals before the end, and Joe Squire put up his second goal of the game to finalize the Rebels win 11-6.
The following evening on Saturday, June 10, the Rebels travelled to St. Catharines to meet up with Athletics within the Canada Games Arena.
A close game ensued, with Winter Rivera opening scoring for the first period. The Athletics offered three consecutive goals within minutes of each other, while Winter Rivera put away his second goal. The Athletics put up another single before the end of the period. This gave away a 2-4 lead to the Athletics, the first lead on the Rebels in the first period in several games.
Coming into the second period, the Athletics put up the first goal. But determined to take away the deficit, Anahilis Doxtador, Hodo Martin and Damonie Thomas put singles up within 1 minute of the period. The Athletics offered one more response, before Anahilis Doxtador and Macay JImerson closed the period with singles, taking the lead 7-6.
In the third period, Joe Squire opened scoring, and the Athletics mustered two goals. But Damonie Thomas and Trace Hill put two more up to cancel them out. This closed the game at 10-8, one of the closest games in weeks for the Rebels.
The next match for the Rebels will see them visit the Cambridge Highlanders on Tuesday, June 13. But will see them play at home again as usual on Friday, June 16, pitting them against the Hamilton Bengals at 8:00 p.m., within the ILA.