Web Analytics

Warriors need a discipline time-out

Warriors need a discipline time-out

SIX NATIONS — The Peterborough Jr. C Lakers lead the final, best-of-five series against the Six Nations Warriors, two games to none, putting all the pressure on the Warriors after a 10-7 loss August 1st in Game #1, played in Peterborough. That was followed by a second straight loss, this time 13-3 at the Iroquois

SIX NATIONS — The Peterborough Jr. C Lakers lead the final, best-of-five series against the Six Nations Warriors, two games to none, putting all the pressure on the Warriors after a 10-7 loss August 1st in Game #1, played in Peterborough. That was followed by a second straight loss, this time 13-3 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena Sunday afternoon, August 2nd.

Assistant coach Jay Smith was expelled from behind the bench after a verbal attack on the game ref at the Six Nations Warriors’ bench. Photo by Jim Windle

Assistant coach Jay Smith was expelled from behind the bench after a verbal attack on the game ref at the Six Nations Warriors’ bench. Photo by Jim Windle

The Warriors may have had a better result in both games had they played the Lakers even at five aside. But they just couldn’t seem to keep their emotions in check as the Lakers pounded the Warriors 13-3 in Game #2, which the visitors spent most of the game on the powerplay. Even assistant coach Jay Smith couldn’t hold his temper and was tossed from the game for complaining too long and too hard over the referee’s penalty decisions.

The lack to discipline shown by the Warriors on Sunday was frustrating for fans to watch, as Six Nations drew 63 minutes in 20 infractions while Peterborough served 22 minutes in 11 penalties.

The truth is, the Warriors didn’t seem to be in the game right off the hop. Meanwhile, the Lakers looked poised and ready to play, and built a 5-2 first period lead.

There was a lot of action in the second period but no goals scored by either team as the 5-2 score remained until 1:29 of the third period which the Lakers dominated outscoring Six Nations 5-1 for the 13-3 final score. Warriors’ goals were scored by Wesley Whitlow, Chauncey Hill and Bradley Hill.

The mountain in front of Six Nations heading into Game #3, was of their own making, but the Warriors hope to come back from it. But it will take winning the next three games straight to do so. Without a lot more discipline on the part of Six Nations, this could be a mountain too high to climb.

The Warriors have proven all season they can beat anyone at even strength, but not with a man or two short all night, as has been the case so far this series.

Should the Warriors pull their act together in time, Game #4 of the best-of-five series will be played at the ILA Saturday Aug. 8th at 2 pm. Game #5 is back at the Ennismore Recreation Complex, Sunday August 9th at 7 pm.

Share this Article!

Jim Windle

Jim Windle

Jim Windle is a veteran news and sports reporter who has been published in a number of mediums and publications. contact Jim: windlejim@rocketmail.com

Related Posts

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply
 width=

Headquarters:


Oneida Business Park Suite 124
50 Generations Drive, Box 1
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
Six Nations of the Grand River Country


Email: info@tworowtimes.com


Main office: (519) 900-5535


Editorial: (519) 900-6241


Advertising: (519) 900-6373

Most Recent Articles

Share this Article!

Two Row Times

Two Row Times

LIVE NOW! CLICK TO VIEW.
CURRENTLY OFFLINE