SIX NATIONS – The Six Nations Snipers picked off the visiting St. Catharines ShockWave 11-8 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, Saturday led by Roger Vyse’s and Travis Longboat who each scored two goals and three assists. Layne Smith scored three times and assisted on another.
It was a fast paced and close checking game that could have gone either way up to the half time intermission, which ended with the Shockwave leading 7-4.
After St. Catharines opened up a 7-2 lead, the Snipers turned the game around. Haodais Maracle opened the floodgate at 4:08 of the second period. Layne Smith opened the third period from Craig Point 32 seconds into the second half which Maracle followed from Smith at 1:55.
Race Vyse evened the score at 7-7 from Roger Vyse. St. Catharines wrestled the lead back at 10:16 to end the third quarter.
Smith drew the Snipers even again, from Roger Vyse to begin the final 15-minutes, which Six Nations owned. Longboat, Smith and Roger Vyse piled on unanswered goals to take the 11-8 win with Chase Martin and Warren Hill sharing the goaltending duties.
In Paris, the RiverWolves outlasted the Peterborough Timbermen 15-14. The RiverWolves held a 6-2 first quarter lead and a 10-5 halftime advantage. The Timbermen came alive for second half, chipping away at the Paris lead but fell one goal short of sending the game for an overtime decision.
Paris was led by Brenden Thenhaus, who tallied four goals and four assists in the Wolves win. Dan Keane had a six-point night with a goal and five assists while Mike Burk scored one and assisted on four.
Saturday, Feb. 25th, the RiverWolves travel to face the St. Catharines ShockWave in a 4 p.m. start, while the Six Nations Snipers are in Toronto against the Monarchs. Sunday, Feb. 26th, Oshawa is in Peterborough, and St. Catharines visits the Toronto Monarchs.