SIX NATIONS – Even with more than half of last season’s Founders Cup Championship team going over-age or moving up to the Jr. A during the off season, the Six Nations Rebels organization doesn’t seem to be hurting for new talent to replace them.
The Rebels were a perfect 6-0, scoring 82 goals while allowing 31, as they made the trip to Point Edward to face the Pacers Sunday afternoon.
By 6 p.m. the Rebels were 7-0 after pounding the Pacers 12-5 at the Point Edward Arena in a nasty tempered game that saw referees Stephen Ellis and Brent Coulombe assess 104 minutes in penalties to the Pacers and 73 minutes to the Rebels.
The Pacers’ Dawson Vautour and Rebels’ Josh Miller became entangled at the halfway point of the first period. Both were tossed from the game, but the bad energy continued throughout the rest of the period.
The Rebels were ahead 3-2 entering the second period after Chayton King put up two goals for Six Nations and Garret Vyse-Square put up one.
In the second period all hell broke loose for the Pacers, who decided to try to beat the Rebels in the ally. It was a poor decision, as the Rebels were up for the challenge, socking away another six unanswered goals in the middle, fight-filled frame.
Port Edward tried to get back to playing lacrosse in the third period, but by then it was too late. The Rebels took the two points with an impressive 12-5 win, featuring five powerplay goals, an extra attacker goal and a short hander.
The Rebels took a few prospects from the Jr. C Warriors with them to Port Edward to see how they faired at the Jr. B level. Kevin Owen Hill, back up goalie Josh Daly, Coleman Powless and Ceaton Smoke.
Friday night, the Rebels downed the Elora Mohawks 13-4 at the ILA in Six Nations with very little trouble.
The Rebels took a 5-0 first period lead with goals provided by first year Rebels Kevin Hill and Chayton King, with veteran Josh Miller adding two more.
The Mohawks chipped away at the Six Nations lead in the second with goals scored by Kurtis Woodland and Todd Kelloway, but the Rebels responded with four more goals strung together by Danton Miller, Garret Vyse-Square, Jerry Staats and King.
Woodland scored his second of the game for Elora and Cody Stannard closed the second period with the Rebels leading 8-4. Briley Miller held firm in the third period, while Josh Miller, Ceaton Smoke – a call up from the Six Nations Minor System – Danton Miller and Ashton Jacobs all contributed for the 13-4 final score.
This coming week’s Jr. B action includes Friday, May 15th’s visit to the ILA from the Niagara Thunderhawks at 8 p.m., and Saturday’s road trip to Guelph to see the Regals at 7 p.m.