The Brooklin Lacrosse Club (1-1) opened their 2023 home schedule by hosting the Six Nations Chiefs (2-1) in Wednesday night Major Series Lacrosse action.
Before the game the Chiefs announced yet another deal to bolster their lineup. Brad Kri had been acquired for the 2023 season while the Oakville Rock were on sabbatical for the season, and would be suiting up for this game.
The goalie match-up had Nick Damude in net for Brooklin facing Troy Holowchuk in net for Six Nations.
Brooklin on the strength of three goals by Liam Osbourne jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, as well as an 8-4 lead in the second. With just 0:28 seconds left, Lyle Thompson scored to send the game to overtime.
In the extra period, Zac Carrigan’s second goal of the night gave Brooklin their first win of the season 11-10.
To The Game:
The Game got off to a feisty start with Charles Tommy Scanlon tussling with Jacob Martino only 5:10 into the game.
Liam Osbourne opened the scoring with two goals for Brooklin, both converting Tyler Goodchild passes at 5:18, and also at 6:44. Zac Carrigan increased the lead to three converting a Jack Travassos feed at 7:03. Travassos himself then finished off a Parker Pipher feed with a shot from the outside at 9:10.
Troy Holowchuk was pulled in favor of Dustin Hill.
Shayne Jackson finally got Six Nations on the board off a Brad Kri feed at 14:59, followed by Austin Staats scoring off a Tyson Bell pass at 19:09 to bring the game within two.
After one period, Brooklin 4 Six Nations 2.
Bryan Cole opened the second period scoring diving across the crease finishing a Cody Jamieson feed at 5:32, but Zac Carrigan answered back converting a Luke Pilcher pass at 6:55. Devin Pipher then increased the Brooklin lead to three with a spin around shot off a Tyler Goodchild pass 0:42 seconds later. Trent Boyd continued the barrage for Brooklin scoring off a Devin Pipher pass at 10:37, followed by Luke Pilcher scoring off a Parker Pipher feed 0:20 seconds later.
Austin Staats stopped the bleeding recovering his own rebound, beating Nick Damude off an initial Brendan Bomberry pass at 15:09, followed by Charles Tommy Scanlon with a shorthanded goal off a Randy Staats pass at 17:56. On the final play of the period Shayne Jackson converted a Cody Jamieson pass with just 0:02.3 seconds left to bring the game within two again.
After two periods, Brooklin 8 Six Nations 6.
Bryan Cole got the Chiefs within a goal scoring in transition just 0:28 seconds into the period, but Brooklin came back with Nolan Rutty scoring off a Devin Pipher pass at 3:54. The Chiefs stormed back with Cody Jamieson scoring just 0:14 seconds later.
Liam Osbourne scored his third of the night on a great individual effort finishing off a Trent Boyd pass at 8:09, but Bryan Cole answered back scoring his third of the night, this time shorthanded, in transition off a Brad Kri feed at 15:53. Lyle Thompson tied the game with just 0:28 seconds left sending the game to sudden death overtime.
After regulation, Six Nations 10 Brooklin 10.
Zac Carrigan was able to win the game on a blast that beat Dustin Hill at 2:12.
Final score, Brooklin 11 Six Nations 10.
The Three Stars:
- Zac Carrigan
- Liam Osbourne
- Bryan Cole
- Six Nations went 0 for 2 on the power-play, but scored three shorthanded goals.
- Brooklin went 0 for 4 on the power-play.
Six Nations Chiefs:
- Bryan Cole 3g, 1a
- Shayne Jackson 2g,1a
- Brad Kri 0g, 3a
Brooklin Lacrosse Club:
- Liam Osbourne 1g, 3a
- Trent Boyd 1g, 3a
- Luke Pilcher 1g, 2a
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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.
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