SIX NATIONS — According to the scoreboards at either end of the ILA, the final score of Saturday’s Jr. C “lacrosse game” at the ILA between the Six Nations Warriors and the visiting Caledon Bandits was 8-1 in Six Nations favour. But whether it was out of compassion or guilt, the scorekeeper didn’t ring up
SIX NATIONS — According to the scoreboards at either end of the ILA, the final score of Saturday’s Jr. C “lacrosse game” at the ILA between the Six Nations Warriors and the visiting Caledon Bandits was 8-1 in Six Nations favour. But whether it was out of compassion or guilt, the scorekeeper didn’t ring up the next 11 Six Nations goals on the scoreboard but he certainly registered them all on the official game sheet. In reality the Warriors won it 19-1.
“I don’t even know what the score was,” said Warriors coach Jay Smith following the game. “I know, last night (against Brantford) we were handed our first loss of the season. “I just told the boys, yesterday is yesterday, learn from it and make these guys pay today, which they did.”
But even so, Smith is reluctant to criticis the Caledon organization giving the Bandits credit for not giving up, but at the same time, he flogged his own horse all game long explaining afterwards that he didn’t want any bad habits developing against a team like Caledon.
Jon Perry-Smith was certainly having fun as he led the Warriors offence with four goals and four assists. Harley VanEvrey scored three and assisted on two, Jordan Myke scored three and assisted on one. Shane Henry (2G,3A), Logan Anderson (2G), Dehas Powless (2G), Doug Powless (1G,3A), Julian Morneay (1G,3A), Matt Miller (2A), Sam Golands, 1A), Riley Jamieson (1A), and Todd Thomas Jr. (1A), also contributed.
The lone Caledon goal was scored by Locus Correia at 2:15 of the first period.
The battle of the Warriors, part 2, was played at the Brantford and District Civic Centre, Friday, May 25th. In their first matchup of the 2018 season, Six Nations narrowly defeated Brantford way back on April 28th in the season opener. This time the Brantford Warriors defeated the Six Nations Warriors, handily, 11-5.
Coach Smith took the loss in stride.
“We were without both of our goalies,” he explains. “We had quite a few call ups that were not used to the game at this level. But it is what it is, and we still sit pretty lofty on top.”
At the Jr. C level of the game, there is usually a lot of movement as players prove themselves and move up to Jr. B, but there is always a spin of new talent bubbling at Six Nations.
Brantford pushed Six Nations to 6-2 in the first period, taking advantage of an ill prepared Six Nations Warriors with Brantford’s Connor Merritt scoring two and assisting on two lead the Brantford offence. Max Lewis score three, while Cole Robillard put in two and set up three. Quinn Drysdale also scored twice for Brantford.
Two goals by Tyrese Staats, and single goals by Jaxon Martin, and Todd Thomas Jr., counted for all the Six Nations offence. The SN Warriors now top the Western Division with seven wins and one loss.
Shane Henry is on fire early with 17 goals and 18 assists for 35 points. Jaxon Martin is next with 13 goals and 15 assists in eight games played.
Coming up for the SN Warriors this week is a road game to Fergus, Saturday, at 8 pm,