Bomberry Pots Winner In Overtime

Gary Groob
All Lacrosse All The Time  – A Division of Edge of Philly Sports Network

The Six Nations Chiefs (3-0) visited the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (1-2) in MSL action on Wednesday night at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre.  The Chiefs were coming off a big win the night before against Peterborough and were looking to continue their momentum.

The goalie match-up had Warren Hill in net for the Chiefs against Riley Hutchcraft in net for Brooklin.

This back and forth affair couldn’t be solved in regulation.  Brendan Bomberry scored in overtime to keep the Chiefs undefeated.  A clinic was put on by both goalies who faced a total of 131 shots between the two of them.

To The Game:

Brooklin got on the board first when Brady Kearnan scored off a Mike Byrne pass at 4:55, but was answered back when Jerry Staats scored unassisted at 7:19.  Joey Cupinu gave Six Nations the lead off a Liam LeClair pass at 8:10, but Ryan Lanchbury evened the score up once again when he finished a Dyson Williams pass at 13:08.  Austin Staats scored next for the Chiefs off a Brendan Bomberry pass at 13:50, and that was how the period ended.

Both goalies saw a lot of rubber and were spectacular in their play.

After one period, Six Nations 3 Brooklin 2.

Shots on goal were 19-18 in favor of Six Nations.1

Second Period:

Brooklin came out on a mission.  Jacob Sanders opened the scoring unassisted at 1:16, followed by Austin Murphy converting a Jackson Suboch pass at 2:08.  John LaFontaine opened a two goal lead for Brooklin scoring unassisted at 9:44. 

Cody Jamieson converted a Brendan Bomberry pass just 0:18 seconds later, followed by Bomberry himself scoring off an Austin Staats pass to tie the game up at 11:07. 

Ryan Lanchbury scored his second of the game for Brooklin off a Brady Kearnan pass at 13:05, but Jerry Staats scored his second of the game off a long lead pass from Warren Hill tying the game once again.

Emotions ran high at the end of the period, with a lot of extra curricular activity before the faceoff.  Off setting double minors were issued to Mike Byrne and Cody Jamieson.

The goalies were outstanding in this period as well, keeping this a low scoring battle.

After two periods, Brooklin 6 Six Nations 6.

-Shots on goal were in favor of Six Nations 26-24, for a game total of 45-42 in favor of the Chiefs.

Third Period:

Vaughn Harris opened the third period scoring off an Eric Fannell pass at 1:22, but a four goal run for Brooklin looked to spell the end of Six Nations on this night.  Payton Cormier started the Brooklin run at 5:19, followed by Ryan Lanchbury’s third of the game on the power play.   Brady Kearnan scored the next two goals just 0:11 seconds apart and it was an 10-7 lead.

Brooklin got themselves in penalty trouble with Adam Perroni taking a match penalty for high sticking with the Chiefs making them pay. 

Randy Staats converted a Cody Jamieson pass at 9:59, followed by Cody Jamieson scoring unassisted on the power play at 12:06.  Austin Staats tied the game on the power play when he finished off a Brendan Bomberry pass at 13:31. 

After regulation time, Six Nations 10 Brooklin 10.

Shots on goal were 22-15 in favor of Six Nations, for a game total of 67-57 in favor of the Chiefs.

Overtime:

After a lot of back and forth action, Brendan Bomberry scored converting a Randy Staats pass to give Six Nations the win.

Final score, Six Nations 11 Brooklin 10.

Game Stats:

  • Six Nations outshot Brooklin 71-60.
  • Brooklin scored once on the power play, while the Chiefs scored three power play goals.
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.

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