The Six Nations Chiefs (3-1) traveled back to Cobourg to face the Kodiaks (1-3) in game four of the best of seven Major Series Lacrosse Semi-Final.
Cobourg, behind the stellar goaltending of Steven Orleman, were able to beat the Chiefs 9-8 in game three getting back into the series.
The goaltending match-up had Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs against Steven Orleman in net for Cobourg.
In this game the Chiefs took control early, never relinquishing the lead all night. Steven Orleman had a tough night only lasting 16:15 before Jackson Brown took over. Six Nations won convincingly 14-6 to take a 3-1 leadnin the best of seven series.
With their backs now to the wall, the Kodiaks will have a tough hill to climb if they are to meet the Peterborough Lakers, who advanced in the second Major Series Lacrosse Semi-Final.
To The Game:
The Chiefs came out with a chip on their shoulders scoring early and often.
Bryan Cole opened the scoring for Six Nations converting a long lead pass from Doug Jamieson in transition at 5:51, followed by Cody Jamieson scoring unassisted at 6:59.
Carson Moyer brought the Kodiaks within one, but Randy Staats answered with a quick stick off a Lyle Thompson feed at 13:16. Tyson Bell increased the lead unassisted in transition at 13:46, followed by Lyle Thompson converting a Shayne Jackson pass at 15:31. Austin Staats continued the barrage finishing a Jackson pass at 16:15.
Steven Orleman was replaced by Jackson Brown in the Kodiaks net .
Lyle Thompson welcomed Brown into the game scoring his second of the period off a Randy Staats pass at 17:27.
After one period, Six Nations 7 Cobourg 1.
Shots on goal were 18-16 in favor of the Chiefs.
Shayne Jackson opened the second period scoring for the Chiefs converting an Austin Staats pass at 0:43 seconds, but Carson Moyer answered off a Liam Patten pass at 7:06. Tanner Buck converted a Tyler Hendryks pass on the power-play at 10:05, but Tyson Bell scored in transition off a Cody Jamieson feed at 14:07.
Cobourg struck back with Tyler Hendryks converting an Aaron Woods pass at 16:43, but Austin Staats answered with just 0:04 seconds left in the period.
After two periods, Six Nations 10 Cobourg 4.
Shots on goal were 15-14 in favor of the Chiefs.
Brad Kri increased the Six Nations lead to 11-4 converting a Cody Jamieson pass at 1:53, but Aaron Woods answered for the Kodiaks finishing an Owen Down feed at 8:36. Jamieson himself blasted a Sam LeClair pass at 9:00, followed by Lyle Thompson adding one more off a Kellen LeClair pass at 12:28.
Carson Moyer scored for Cobourg off a Tyler Hendryks pass at 14:45, but Austin Staats converted a Randy Staats feed at 17:26 to put an exclamation point on the game.
Final score, Six Nations 14 Cobourg 6.
Shots on goal were tied 11-11. The game total was 44-35 in favor of the Chiefs.
The Three Stars:
1. Lyle Thompson
2. Austin Staats
3. Cody Jamieson
Six Nations Chiefs:
Cody Jamieson 2g, 4a
Lyle Thompson 3g, 2a
Shayne Jackson 1g, 4a
Carson Moyer 3g, 1a
Tyler Hendryks 1g, 2a
Tanner Buck 1g, 1a
Aaron Woods 1g, 1a
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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.