After losing in the opening game of the season last week, Friday the 13th, proved lucky for the Six Nations Jr. C Warriors as they vanquished the Shelburne Vets 11-9.
Then Sunday afternoon in Mimico, the Warriors downed the Mountaineers, 15-9 to earn four points this past weekend, catapulting them into second place in the early season, three points behind the league leading Wilmot Wild.
It was a game of ebbs and flows and clusters of goals with each team taking control and then losing it.
Wesley Whitlow cashed in on a Warrior powerplay 1:37 after the opening face off. That was followed by Khan General and Spencer Martin at 5:51. It started to look like a Six Nations route but a rash of Warrior penalties suddenly swung the momentum in favour of the Mountaineers, who strung together the next six goals, four of them on the powerplay.
Then, just as quickly as it left, the floor tilted in favour of Six Nations with Whitlow’s second powerplay goal of the period. Two late period goals by General and Sid Powless made it a two period game at 6-6.
The Warriors kept it coming in the second period outscoring Mimico, 7-2 for a two period score of 13-8 for the visitors. Second period Warrior goals were scored by Sid Powless with three, Jesse Longboat, Riley Jamison, Thomas Miller and Kahn General.
General opened the third period with his fourth goal of the night, shorthanded, and Spencer Martin closed the game at 15-9.
Special teams played a big role for both clubs, both positive and not so much. There were 12 powerplay goals scored and two short handers divided between the Warriors and Mountaineers.
After four games, Wesley Whitlow leads the scoring race with 13 goals and 18 assists for 31 points. In third place is Sid Powless with 25 points.
Wilmot will host the Warriors this Thursday, May 19th, and on Saturday afternoon, at 2 p.m., the Fergus Thistles will visit the Gaylord Powless Arena for the first time this season.
Meanwhile, the Brantford Warriors were wasted by Wilmot, 12-6, Friday night at the Brantford and District Civic Centre. Caledon will be in Brantford this Friday night at 8 p.m.