Chiefs Dominate Excelsiors

The Brampton Excelsiors (0-3) visited the Six Nations Chiefs (4-1) in Tuesday night Major Series Lacrosse action.

The Chiefs were coming off a win over the Cobourg Kodiaks last Sunday, and were hoping to build more momentum.  Brampton had a good showing against Peterborough last Thursday but were still looking for their first win of the year.

The goaltending match-up had Lucas Nagy in net for the Excelsiors against Warren Hill for the Chiefs.

The Six Nations Chiefs dominated this game from wire to wire with big nights from Austin Staats (5g,4a), Charlie Scanlon (3g,0a), Cody Jamieson (1g,4a) and Lyle Thompson (2g,4a).  Brampton tried to get things going in the second with a three goal run, but a daunting Chiefs defense had answers most of the night.  The Chiefs won handily 16-7.

To The Game:

Lyle Thompson wasted no time getting the Chiefs on the board converting a Sam LeClair pass at 2:57, but was answered immediately by Alec Simons who finished off a Tyler Ferreira pass 0:27 later.  Charlie Scanlon regained the Six Nations lead banking one off the post off a Cody Jamieson feed at 5:33, but again was answered by Brampton on the power-play with Henry Follows beating Warren Hill at 7:03.

Charlie Scanlon scored his second of the night converting a Liam LeClair feed at 7:24, followed by Ben McIntosh scoring off a Brendan Bomberry pass at 8:13.  Cody Jamieson added a power-play goal off a Tyson Bell pass at 9:09, followed by Austin Staats adding another Chiefs goal off a Lyle Thompson feed 0:24 seconds later. 

Austin Staats scored the next two goals.  The first was off a Cody Jamieson feed at 18:00, followed by a beautiful goal with Staats going airborne to convert a Brendan Bomberry pass at 19:04.

After one period, Six Nations 8 Brampton 2.

Second Period:

The Six Nations Chiefs opened the second period scoring with Brendan Bomberry firing a howitzer from the outside off a Cody Jamieson pass at 5:11, followed by Charlie Scanlon with his third of the game off an Lyle Thompson pass at 6:06.  The barrage continued with Austin Staats scoring his fourth of the night on a bounce shot off a Tyson Bell pass in transition at 7:05.

Brampton got on the board on the power-play off a fluke of a play.  Warren Hill had made the save, but as he tried to pass the ball up the floor, it fell into his own net.  Tyler Ferreira was given credit for the goal at 12:36.  Carter Zavitz scored with a quick stick off a James Whiteford pass at 12:36.  The Excelsiors continued to press and were rewarded when Curtis Goddard converted a Henry Follows feed at 14:13. 

Six Nations added one more goal with Lyle Thompson scoring at 19:26 to increase the lead to seven.

After two periods, Six Nations 12 Brampton 5.

Third Period:

The Chiefs opened the third period scoring when Austin Staats converted a Lyle Thompson feed at 1:11 for his fifth of the night, followed by Mason Kamminga in transition going coast to coast unassisted at 6:37.  Sam LeClair added to the Chiefs lead with an airborne play off a Tyson Bell pass at 7:19.

Josh Medeiros got the Excelsiors back on the board going in on a breakaway off a Matt Bennett pass at 8:47, but Clay Scanlan scored on the power-play off a quick stick converting a Sam LeClair pass at 12:14.  James Whiteford got one more for Brampton diving across the crease off a Tyler Ferreira at 13:06.

Final score, Six Nations 16 Brampton 7.

The Three Stars:

1. Austin Staats
2. Lyle Thompson
3. Brendan Bomberry

Top Scorers:

Brampton Excelsiors:

  • James Whiteford 2g, 2a
  • Henry Follows 1g, 3a
  • Tyler Ferreira 1g, 3a

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Austin Staats 5g, 4a
  • Lyle Thompson 2g, 4a
  • Cody Jamieson 1g, 4a

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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.