Another Impressive Win For The Chiefs

The Six Nations Chiefs (5-0) headed to the Memorial Arena in Brampton, Ontario to face the Brampton Excelsiors (1-6) in Major Series Lacrosse action Thursday night.

The two teams met two days earlier with the Chiefs shutting out the Excelsiors 8-0 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.  The Excelsiors played well despite the score, and were looking for better results in this game.

The goaltending match-up had Will Johnston in net for Brampton facing Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs.

The Six Nations Chiefs scored early and often in the first period.  Three goals in 0:47 seconds changed the complexion of the game.  Six Nations controlled the entire period leading 8-0 after one.

The second period was much more subdued with the Chiefs playing more defense and keep-away than anything else.  Six Nations added a few more to make this an 11-0 lead, but finally the Excelsiors solved Jamieson to get on the board.  After two it was 11-1 for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs spent the period playing defense, keeping the Excelsiors away from prime opportunities.   Although Brampton got one goal, that was as close as it was going to get.  Six Nations stays undefeated with an 12-2 victory.

To The Game:

The Chiefs picked up where they left off the other night when Shayne Jackson converted a Cody Jamieson pass at 3:14. Six Nations then added three goals in 0:46 seconds to break the game wide open.

Austin Staats drove to the net unassisted on the power-play at 10:07, followed by Randy Staats scoring off an Austin Staats pass just 0:19 seconds later.  Then, Travis Longboat with a blast 0:27 seconds after that.

Lyle Thompson added to the Six Nations barrage with a laser off a Larson Sundown feed at 11:39, followed by Bryan Cole scoring in transition unassisted at 16:23. 

Lyle Thompson added his second of the period at 18:00 also unassisted, followed by Shayne Jackson with a blast from the side of the net off an Austin Staats pass at 19:35 on the power-play.

After one period, Six Nations 8 Brampton 0.

Second Period:

Shayne Jackson scored his third of the night converting a Justin Martin pass on the power-play at 9:09, followed by Austin Staats on a penalty shot at 10:15.  Travis Longboat added his second of the night firing a shot off a Tim Edwards pass 0:18 seconds later.

After almost five full scoreless periods, the Excelsiors finally got on the board.  JP Ward converted a James Whiteford pass from in close beating Doug Jamieson low at 13:42. 

After two periods, Six Nations 11 Brampton 1.

Third Period:

Zach Sunderland opened the third period scoring for Brampton converting a James Whiteford pass at 0:28 seconds, but Lyle Thompson answered with his third of the night off an Austin Staats pass shorthanded at 14:42.

The Chiefs defense kept the Excelsiors at bay the rest of the way.

Final score, Six Nations 12 Brampton 2.

The Three Stars:

1. Shayne Jackson
2. Lyle Thompson
3. Austin Staats

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.