OHSWEKEN – The Six Nations Rivermen have assembled an impressive roster so far this Championship defence Sr. B lacrosse season, boasting a number of National Lacrosse League veterans and seem to be adding more strength every week.
Saturday night at the Gaylord Powless arena, the Six Nations Sr. B Rivermen took a 14-5 decision over the Wallaceburg Thrashers, scoring the final 12 goals after Wallaceburg let go of a 3-2 first period lead. The Thrashers all but disappeared as the game went on while at the same time the Rivermen were gaining strength.
The Thrashers last goal of the game was scored by Kyle Childerhose at 5:59 of the second period, which made it a 5-2 game in favour of Wallaceburg at the time, before the Rivermen found their range and poured in the final 12 consecutive goals.
Adding points to their stats were: Tommy Montour (4G,2A), Rodd Squire Jr. (2G,3A), Wayne Hill (3G,1A), Travis Bland (2G,1A), Timmy Johnson (1G,1A), Jake Bomberry (1G,2A), Stu Hill (1G,1A). Warren Hill earned the win in the Rivermen net.
Friday night, in Owen Sound, the Rivermen defeated the North Stars 11-4 led by Roger Vyse with four goals and an assist. Tom Montour added two goals and three assists, and Wayne Hill with one and three.
After nine games played so far, the Rivermen top the league with an 8-1-0 record with the Brooklin Merchants and North Stars six points behind and tied for second spot.
Four of the first five positions in league scoring belong to Rivermen, Roger Vyse, Wayne Hill, Tom Montour and Travis Bland. Former Riverman, Chris Attwood is third in scoring with the Brooklin Merchants this season.
There is no doubt that Chris Attwood is one of the best players in the Sr. B, and as a member of the Rivermen he provided many exciting moments, but like many highly talented people, sometimes the personality that makes them great, can also make them a liability. This season, Attwood will be visiting his old haunt at the Gaylord Powless Arena but as a member of the Brooklin Merchants. But with Vyse, Montour, Hill and Bland all having good seasons, there is no need to worry about offensive power.
The defending Presidents Cup Champion Rivermen will host the Owen Sound North Stars this Friday, June 10, at 8 p.m., at the Gaylord Powless Arena. The Ennismore James Gang are at home to Six Nations, Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m.