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Six Nations Warriors win over Brantford in Jr. C action

Six Nations Warriors win over Brantford in Jr. C action
Brantford Warriors attacker Casper Day-Allison is checked by Six Nations Warriors defender, Dougie Powless in Saturday afternoon’s 12-11 Six Nations win at the ILA. Six Nations Warriors lost to the Brantford Warriors last year in the semi-finals while Brantford went on to win the Meredith Cup, defeating the Fergus Thistles, three games to one, in a-best-of five, in the Division finals and four games to two against the Clarington Shamrox. The Six NationsWarriors hope to reverse that order this year. (Photo by Jim Windle)

SIX NATIONS — The Ontario Jr. C Lacrosse season opened Saturday afternoon at the ILA with the Brantford Warriors facing the Six Nations Warriors. The Warriors won 12-11, … Six Nations Warriors that is. The young Six Nations team had some miscues and mistakes, but not more than Brantford in this first game of the new season.

SIX NATIONS — The Ontario Jr. C Lacrosse season opened Saturday afternoon at the ILA with the Brantford Warriors facing the Six Nations Warriors. The Warriors won 12-11, … Six Nations Warriors that is.

The young Six Nations team had some miscues and mistakes, but not more than Brantford in this first game of the new season. But there were some very impressive players many fans will get more familiar with as the season progresses.

Leading the offensive charge for Six Nations was Shane Henry who scored four and assisted on three for a seven-point game. Jaxson Martin turned in a solid six points with three goals and three assists.

Also scoring were Jake Smith (1G,2A), Todd Thomas Jr. (1G,1A), Jordan Myke (1G,2A), Tehas Powless 1G,3A) and Landon Whitlow.

Brantford look impressive as well with a team that boasts some very good new talent this year as well.

Six Nations’s first goal of the new season came at 5:38 and was registered by Todd Thomas Jr., assisted by Jaxson Martin and Powless. Brantford’s Jorden Drage answered from Donovan Welch and Travis Scott.

Martin made it 2-1 for Six Nations but only for a few seconds as Brantford answered quickly to end the first period tied at 2-2.

The second period featured a lot of goalscoring, especially by Brantford with five second period markers starting with one scored by Brantford’s number 28. The problem is, there was no number 28 listed on the game sheet. That was at 1:29 and was followed by Casper Day-Allison at 2:41.

Shane Henry put up his first two point of the season, scoring for Six Nations at 5:06 and again at 9:41. In between, Ryan Dost scored for Brantford to protect a 3-2 lead. Then, at 16:03, Welch scored again and Dost scored his seconded of the night unassisted, at 16:35 to exit the second period with Brantford leading 7-4.

The Six Nations Warriors began to overtake Brantford in the third, scoring at 6:04, when Jaxson Martin opened the flood-gate, from Powless and Henry. Landon Whitlow added another at 7:17, unassisted. Henry and Martin also scored before the first half of the third period, but Brantford was not done.

A flurry of goals produced the 12-11 Six Nations win with last game goals scored by Brantford’s Max Lewis scoring at 14:13, Michael Comeou scoring at 14:48 and again at 19:50, but it wouldn’t be enough on this given night to come all the way back on this particular Saturday.

The Six Nations Warriors will be in action next Saturday, May 5th, at 2 pm at the ILA against the Fergus Thistles.

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Jim Windle

Jim Windle

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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