Rivermen bring down North Stars 12-7

OHSWEKEN – With two games left to play in the Sr. B regular season, the Six Nations Rivermen are in a solid third place with 20 points, behind the St. Catharines Saints who hold second place with 22 points, and the first place Ennismore James Gang with 26 points.

The Rivermen won their 10th game of the season, 12-7 against the Owen Sound North Stars, Sunday afternoon at the Gaylord Powless Arena.

The consistent Rivermen tallied four goals in each of the three periods on their way to the win, carried by Wayne VanEvery’s 6 goals and 3 assists. Randy Martin had a 7-point game with a goal and 6 assists. Jeff Powless earned the win in the Rivermen net.

Six Nations took a 4-3 lead into the second period, on the strength of two goals scored by VanEvery, and singles from Logan Kane and Justin Gibson. They won the second period by the same 4-3 score to make it an 8-6 contest heading into the third period. Six Nations’ second period goals were scored by Delby Powless and Justin Gibson, plus two more from VanEvery.

It was all Rivermen in the third as Six Nations pulled away from the North Stars with two more by VanEvery. Jason Crans and Randy Martin also scored for the 12-7 final score.

This week, the Rivermen take on Brooklin in a crucial battle for second place, Friday July 11th, and will close out the regular season at the GPA when they host the Saints of St. Catharines. Game time is 7 pm.

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