SIX NATIONS – The Mann Cup Champion Six Nations Chiefs held the Peterborough Lakers at bay Thursday night, 12-8, at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. As a result, the Chiefs remain in sole possession of first place, but the Lakers are still a breath away.
David Brock scored the first goal of the night, a shorthander, assisted by Jeff Shattler at 1:29, which was erased by Lakers’ Adam Jones.
Ryan Benesch put in his first and second on the night a minute apart to take a 3-1 Six Nations lead. But with four seconds left on the clock, Brad Self lifted a load off of the Lakers.
Fans got a lot of scoring in the second period with Benesch (2G), Shattler, Johnny Powless, and Randy Staats tallying for the Chiefs and Turner Evans, Scott Evans (2G), and Curtis Dickson scoring for Peterborough.
Johnny Powless struck twice in the third period but Dickson got one of them back at 10:20. Dhane Smith, and Brad Self traded a goal each before Benesch put up his fifth goal on a powerplay at 18:51 for the 12-8 final.
Last Tuesday night, June 16th, at the ILA, the Six Nations Major Series Chiefs clashed with the Brampton Excelsiors.
Brampton got a lot of mileage from Joe Resetarits who scored four goals against Dillan Ward in the Chiefs’ net. But even that would prove to be insufficient to overpower the Chiefs who took the 9-6 decision.
The Chiefs countered Resetarit with Craig Point and Dhane Smith who each scored three and assisted on another. Also in on the points were Ryan Benesch (1G,1A), Vaughn Harris (1G), and Roger Vyse (1G).
The Chiefs are back home at the ILA for what could be one of their most important games so far this season. The Peterborough Lakers are very closely shadowing the Chiefs who fended off the Lakers in their last meeting in Peterborough and will have to do the same Tuesday night at the ILA beginning at 8 pm.
The next day, Wed. June 24th, they will be bussing it to Brooklin to see the Redmen.