Chiefs Dominate Yet Again

The Six Nations Chiefs (10-0) faced the Cobourg Kodiaks (4-6) at the Cobourg Community Centre in Cobourg, Ontario in Major Series Lacrosse action Sunday evening.

Six Nations has dominated the league all season led by Austin Staats (27g,18a), Lyle Thompson (12g,18a) and Shayne Jackson (11g,19a). 

Cobourg  has been playing better recently, but had a bump in the road in their last outing vs. Peterborough losing 15-7.  Newly acquired Nathan Grenon has been a spark the team has needed with both scoring and grit game in and game out.

The goaltending match-up had Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs facing Steven Orleman in net for Cobourg.

The Six Nations Chiefs continued their dominance over the league with a convincing effort over the Cobourg Kodiaks.   Tyson Bell had an exceptional game with a couple of coast to coast transition goals as well.  Six Nations wins easily 12-4.

As has been the norm this season, Austin Staats (4g,2a) Lyle Thompson (3g,2a) and Travis Longboat (1g,2a) had big games for the Chiefs.  Nathan Grenon (1g,3a) and Aaron Woods (1g,1a) were the offensive leaders for Cobourg.  

To The Game:

Six Nations got on the board first when Cody Jamieson blasted a high to high laser off a Sam LeClair pass at 2:32, followed by Austin Staats with a blast off a Lyle Thompson feed at 3:55.  Tyson Bell added a transition goal off a Doug Jamieson feed going in all alone to beat Steven Orleman at 6:44.

The Cobourg Kodiaks got on the board when Justin Sykes wired a high to low shot off a Nathan Grenon pass at 12:36, but Lyle Thompson answered off a Travis Longboat pass at 14:11.

The Chiefs added one more late goal when Brandon Bomberry converted an Austin Staats pass from in front at 19:18.

After one period, Six Nations 5 Cobourg 1.

photo courtesy of Gary Groob

Second Period:

The Kodiaks opened the second period scoring with an outside blast from Nathan Grenon off a Braedon Saris pass at 0:49 seconds, followed by Aaron Woods with a low to low shorthanded goal off a Nathan Grenon pass at 1:53.

Tyson Bell added his second of the game going coast to coast on a breakaway beating Orleman stick side at 8:40, followed by Travis Longboat with a howitzer off an Eli McLaughlin feed at 11:51. 

Austin Staats then added his second and third of of the game.  First in transition going in all alone off a Brooker Muir pass at 14:08, followed by a blast from in front off a Travis Longboat feed at 15:58.

After two periods, Six Nations 9 Cobourg 3.

Third Period:

Lyle Thompson opened the third period scoring finishing a Justin Martin pass in transition at 1:44, followed by Austin Staats with his fourth of the game off a Lyle Thompson feed at 13:54.  Six Nations added another from Lyle Thompson with a low to low shot off an Austin Staats pass at 15:36.

Cobourg scored on the power-play late in the third when Brock Haley wired an Aaron Woods pass home at 17:39.

Final score, Six Nations 12 Cobourg 4.

Shots on goal were 59-53 in favor of the Chiefs.

The Three Stars:

1. Austin Staats
2. Lyle Thompson
3. Tyson Bell

Sights from the game:

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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.