Chiefs Continue To Find Ways To Win

With reduced rosters because of the World Field Lacrosse Championships starting Wednesday night in San Diego, the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (2-3) visited the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario to face the league leading Six Nations Chiefs (7-1).

The last time out, both teams beat the Brampton Excelsiors 7-6.  Brooklin did it in overtime with Connor Kearnan having a big night, including the game winner.  Six Nations won in dramatic fashion with Sam LeClair scoring with just 0:02 seconds left on the clock.

The goaltending match-up had Nick Damude in net for Brooklin facing Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs.

A late second period goal by Shayne Jackson (2g,2a) gave the Chiefs a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.  Two quick third period goals by Charlie Scanlon (1g,1a) and Jackson was enough for Six Nations to hold on to the 9-8 victory.

To The Game:

Brooklin opened the scoring with Luke Pilcher scoring with a quick stick off a Jacob Martino feed at 8:38 on the power-play.  Eric Fannell tied the game with a blast off a Layne Smith feed at 16:01.

After one period, Brooklin 1 Six Nations 1.

Second Period:

The Brooklin Lacrosse Club got off to a quick start in the second with Parker Pipher converting a Brady Kearnan pass at 1:07, followed by Jack Travassos scoring unassisted 0:48 seconds later opening up a two goal lead.

Ben McIntosh brought the Chiefs within one finishing off a Shayne Jackson feed at 3:23, but Brady Kearnan got it back recovering a rebound and beating Doug Jamieson at 4:54.  Brooklin increased the lead to three when Luke Pilcher converted a Ryan Keenan pass 0:36 seconds later. 

Six Nations showed how explosive a team they were:

Ben McIntosh immediately answered scoring his second of the period off a Sam LeClair pass at 5:49, then a tic-tac-toe play got Six Nations within one goal.  Bryan Cole, found Shayne Jackson, who found Ben McIntosh with a quick stick finish at 9:49.  Brad Kri tied the game in transition at 12:28, followed by Bryan Cole converting a Tyson Bell feed just 0:08 seconds later for the lead.  Jacob Martino tied the game for Brooklin finishing off a Zac Carrigan feed at 13:50. 

With mere seconds left in the period, Ben McIntosh was able to grab a lose ball at centre, quickly passing to Sam LeClair who found Shayne Jackson with the buzzer beater at 19:59.

After two periods, Six Nations 7 Brooklin 6.

Third Period:

Charlie Scanlon opened the third period scoring, increasing the Chiefs lead off an Eric Fannell pass at 3:04, followed by Shayne Jackson scoring off a Bryan Cole feed at 8:17. 

Ryan Keenan scored on the power-play for Brooklin off a Jacob Martino pass at 9:31, followed by Brady Kearnan also converting a Jacob Martino feed at 14:44, bringing the game within one goal. 

Brooklin put together a good effort in the final moments but couldn’t solve Doug Jamieson.

Final score, Six Nations 9 Brooklin 8.

The Three Stars:

1. Ben McIntosh
2. Shayne Jackson
3. Jacob Martino

Top Scorers:

Brooklin Lacrosse Club:

  • Jacob Martino 1g, 5a
  • Brady Kearnan 2g, 1a
  • Luke Pilcher 2g, 1a

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Ben McIntosh 3g, 1a
  • Shayne Jackson 2g, 2a
  • Eric Fannell 1g, 3a

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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.