SIX NATIONS, ON ‑ The Southern Counties Six Nations Bantams hung on to defeat the Twin Centres Stars 4-3 at the Gaylord Powless Arena on Sunday, barely holding off a late game surge by the Stars.
After a blank first period, Devin Jamieson got things going for Six Nations in the second, unassisted. The Stars evened the score with a beautifully executed two-man break away with Curtis Butler finishing with a tap-in at the edge of the crease.
Sandy Porter and Jamieson added two more for Six Nations with quick goals only a minute apart to take a 3-1 score. Then, with 23 seconds left in the period, Porter scored his second of the game to end the middle period up 4-1.
The Stars cut the Six Nations lead to 4-2 early in the second with a close-in ice level goal by Tyler Munro that found a path between goalie Caleb Martin’s legs as the Stars began to take territorial advantage in the third period.
Twin Centres kept the pressure on and with 8:39 left to play, Brock Krulick made it interesting with his goal to make it a one-goal game at 4-3.
Six Nations took two penalties, seconds apart creating a 5 on 3 situation. The Six Nations penalty killers worked extremely well in keeping the Stars away from their net and successfully killed off both penalties.
With under a minute left, Martin made a game saver in the Six Nation crease to protect the narrow 4-3 lead to the final buzzer.
Six Nations looked steady and confident throughout the game against a team with a lot of talented young plays, just like themselves.