Rivermen slip by Brooklin 10-9

OHSWEKEN – It was a closely played game right from the start but in the end the Six Nations Sr. B Rivermen held on for a 10-9 win over the visiting Brooklin Merchants to improve their record to 8-2 and remain in first place.

Brooklin Merchant’s goaltender Luke Coote looks behind him as Six Nations’ Cory Bomberry crashes the crease in Saturday nights 10-9 Rivermen win at the GPA. Photo by Jim Windle
Brooklin Merchant’s goaltender Luke Coote looks behind him as Six Nations’ Cory Bomberry crashes the crease in Saturday nights 10-9 Rivermen win at the GPA. Photo by Jim Windle

The Merchants ran stride for stride with the Rivermen Saturday night at the Gaylord Powless Arena throughout the first period, which ended in a 2-2 tie. Scoring for Six Nations were Stu Martin and Brock Boyle with goaltender Angus Goodleaf assisting on both.

It was much the same in the second period with the Rivermen and Merchants trading goals until Dylan Goddard gave Brooklin a 6-5 lead with a late goal scored at 18:49. Six Nations second period goals came from Stu Martin, Delby Powless and Cory Bomberry.

The Rivermen threw a few more logs on the fire in the third and scored four while allowing three to once even the score at 9-9. With OT in the wings, Ian Martin closed the show at 17:39 from Delby Powless and Goodleaf who registered not only the win, but led the team in points with a total of five assists using his pin-point accurate down floor passes.

The Rivermen will not see action again until Saturday June 20th, when the last-place Wallaceburg Thrashers are the guests at the GPA for an 8 pm start. Then, they will travel to Oakville to face the 5-3-0 Titans, Sunday night.

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