SIX NATIONS — After clearing the Guelph Regals and the Windsor Clippers, the Rebels kicked off their third play off series with the Hamilton Bengals last Friday evening at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
The match between the two was expected to offer a close showing, as the Hamilton Bengals won three games straight against the Owen Sound North Stars and went a full five games against previous Founders Cup Champions the Elora Mohawks.
But rather than it being a close game, the Rebels simply asserted that they are playing to go all the way this year.
Weylon Abrams broke the scoring in the first period with a power play goal from Chayton King. This was returned by the Bengals, but Owen Martin buried to finish the period.
The next period slowed down for both sides, as the Rebels usually rocket the scoring in the second. However, they offered up two goals from Weylon Abrams, who ended the period with a hat-trick and no answers from the Bengals. This made the game 4-1.
The third picked up with fast goals from Chayton King, Tycie Cowan, Gregory Elijah-Brown and Wesley Whitlow. The Bengals mustered two returns, but Wesley Whitlow went on to earn himself a hat-trick with two more buries.
The Rebels were making scoring look all too easy, as their shots were accurately placed from the outside to slide down the pipes on Bengals tender Lucas Nagy.
Shortly thereafter, Weylon Abrams bodied his way to come in for his fourth and Austin Giles got his first, while the Bengals earned two more in between. Chayton King later racked up 12 minutes in penalties with a 10 minute unsportsmanlike misconduct call, but took the Bengals Hunter Aggus with him.
This opened for a four-on-four goal by the Bengals, but this was easily returned by a light-inside shot that reached the to corner by Justin Martin.
This brought the contest to an easy close, 13-5 for the Rebels, making the impression that this series may close in just three games as well.
Their next home showing for game three lands on this coming Friday, at 8 p.m., at the ILA after they travelled to the Dave Andreychuk for game two on Tuesday night.