SIX NATIONS –The Can/Am Six Nations Slash has pulled in behind the first place Native Sons after defeating the Rochester River Monsters, 14-12 in overtime Friday night at the Genesee Valley Park Ice Rink.
The Slash is still eight points back in second place, however they have a game in hand. The Native Sons at 10-0 while the Slash are 6-3 and far ahead of third place Allegany Arrows who have six points in the North Division.
Rochester had a much faster start than the Slash who fell behind 3-1 by the 4:40 point of the game. But Brent Longboat started the fire for Six Nations with back-to-back goals at 12:00 and 14:49 and Colton Hart followed to even the score at 3-3.
Joe O’Hare put the Monsters out front again at 19:18 but Torrey VanEvery answered at 19:32 to tie the game at 4-4.
It remained a close give and take game as the lead flip-flopped through the second period. Darcy Powless opened the session at 23 seconds. Joey Summerfield and Hart scored two each while the Monsters got three goals from Jordan Jarvis and an unassisted marker by Jackson Twomay to end the second period with the Slash holding a one goal, 9-8 lead.
There was more goal-trading in the third period as Darcy Powless, Brent Longboat, and Chauncey Hill added Six Nations goals while Rochester’s Jarvis, Michael Cooper and Joe O’Hare answered. With the Slash clutching a one goal lead and the clock running down, Raymond Shavoy sent the game into OT for the Monsters at 19:23.
The five-minute OT period saw Longboat and VanEvery put the game away while Brandon Styres held the fort in the Slash net.
The Slash are at home to the Pinewoods Smoke Saturday, June 24th at the ILA at 7 pm. Mathematically, the Slash could overtake the Native Sons should the Sons start loosing once in a while.