Chiefs Continue To Find Ways To Win

The Six Nations Chiefs (3-1) visited the Cobourg Community Centre to face the Kodiaks (1-2) in Major Series Lacrosse action Sunday evening.

The Chiefs have been busy bolstering their lineup, and this past week was no different.  Ben McIntosh was aquired from the Coquitlam Adanacs to join the Chiefs on their mission to win the Mann Cup this season.

The Chiefs are coming off an overtime loss to Brooklin last Wednesday.  They were looking to right the ship in this match.  Cobourg’s last game was a convincing win over the same Brooklin team 11-5, after dropping their first game of the year to Six Nations in overtime the previous week.

The goaltending match-up had Jackson Brown in net for Cobourg against Warren Hill in net for Six Nations.

Although the Chiefs got out to a big lead on the strength of Lyle Thompson (3g,0a), Ben McIntosh (1g,3a), and Cody Jamieson (1g,2a), the Kodiaks kept fighting.  Cobourg brought the game within two goals late in the third period.  Although Cobourg pushed hard, Six Nations withstood the challenge for the 10-7 victory.

To The Game:

The Six Nations Chiefs scored early and often against the Kodiaks.   Clay Scanlon scored just 0:55 seconds into the game converting a Charles Tommy Scanlon feed, followed by Cody Jamieson blasting a Brendan Bomberry pass just 0:58 seconds later.  The Chiefs continued the early blitzkrieg with Brendan Bomberry scoring unassisted at 3:24.  Ben McIntosh, who joined the team earlier in the week added another marker converting a Randy Staats feed at 9:07.

Cobourg finally got on the board when Tanner Buck finished an Aaron Woods pass on the power-play at 14:34, but was answered by Larson Sundown who converted a Cody Jamieson feed at 16:54.

After one period, Six Nations 5 Cobourg 1.

Second Period:

The Chiefs continued where they left off in the first with Lyle Thompson finished off a Randy Staats pass at 10:21.  David Anderson scored on the power-play for Cobourg converting a Carson Moyer pass at 14:12, but Thompson answered immediately scoring just 0:19 seconds later.   Brendan Bomberry increased the Six Nations lead but Carson Moyer answered again on the power-play at 15:30. 

Play was getting more chippy as the period went on, and the parade to the penalty box was fairly steady.

After two periods, Six Nations 8 Cobourg 3.

Third Period:

Laine Hruska replaced Jackson Brown in net for the Kodiaks.

The Cobourg Kodiaks opened the third period scoring with Carson Moyer scoring unassisted shorthanded just 0:38 seconds into the period.  Rowan Kelly, also shorthanded, converted a David Anderson pass to bring Cobourg within three goals at 4:38, followed by Scott Dominey in transition off a Jonah Boehm pass at 8:34.  

Lyle Thompson stopped the Kodiaks run scoring his third of the night on the power-play off a Ben McIntosh pass at 11:49, but Curtis Conley answered again to bring the game within two goals at 17:31.  The Chiefs put an exclamation point on the game with Tyson Bell scoring into an empty net at 19:28.

Final score, Six Nations 10 Cobourg 7.

  • Shots on goal were in favor of Cobourg 53-51.

The Three Stars:

1. Lyle Thompson
2. Ben McIntosh
3. Carson Moyer

Top Scorers:

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Ben McIntosh 1g, 3a
  • Lyle Thompson 3g, 0a
  • Cody Jamieson 1g, 2a

Cobourg Kodiaks

  • Carson Moyer 2g, 1a
  • David Anderson 1g, 1a
  • Tyler Hendricks 0g, 2a

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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.