The Brampton Excelsiors (2-10) made a trip to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario to face the Six Nations Chiefs (8-2) in Major Series Lacrosse action Tuesday night.
James Whiteford (9g,28a) has been the leader for Brampton. Carter Zavitz (7g,16a), Henry Follows (6g,8a) and Tyler Ferreira (6g,7a) have been steady offensive weapons for the Excelsiors.
The Chiefs have many weapons to draw from. Austin Staats (15g,16a), Lyle Thompson (12g,17a), Cody Jamieson (8g,18a) and Brendan Bomberry (7g,12a) lead Six Nations offense.
The goaltending match-up had Lucas Nagy in goal for Brampton facing Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs.
The Excelsiors looked good in the first period jumping out to a 2-0 lead. The Chiefs woke up in the second with a ferocious 7-1 run, bumping the score to a 7-3 lead. Six Nations continued their domination with a 4-1 third period for the 11-4 victory.
To The Game:
Brampton opened up the scoring when Jonathan Gagliardi converted a Lucas Ferreira feed at 5:58, followed by Steven Portelli finishing off a Henry Follows pass at 14:51.
After one period, Brampton 2 Six Nations 0.
Warren Hill replaced Doug Jamieson in the Six Nations net.
The Chiefs got on the board when Cody Jamieson blasted a Randy Staats pass in at 2:11, followed by Liam LeClair going coast to coast in transition beating Lucas Nagy 0:35 seconds later to tie the game. Charlie Scanlon gave the Chiefs their first lead of the night firing a laser to the far corner off an Austin Staats feed at 5:45. Six Nations built on their lead with Lyle Thompson throwing a long lead pass to Austin Staats at the side of the net. Staats fed his brother Randy across the crease who quick sticked it in at 12:08.
Brampton finally answered when Pent Eistrat finished a Lucas Ferreira pass at 13:10, but Lyle Thompson regained the two goal Chiefs lead converting a Randy Staats pass 0:46 seconds later.
Cody Jamieson scored his second of the period just 0:10 seconds after serving a penalty. Collecting his own rebound Jamieson beat Nagy from point blank range at 16:27. Austin Staats continued the attack converting a Lyle Thompson pass at 17:29.
After two periods, Six Nations 7 Brampton 3.
Wes Whitlow scored blasting a rebound off a David Brock shot past Lucas Nagy at 5:17, but the Excelsiors answered with Lucas Ferriera converting a Pent Eistrat feed at 6:17.
Lyle Thompson increased the Chiefs lead with a howitzer off an Austin Staats pass at 9:55, followed by Shayne Jackson scoring off a Wes Whitlow feed at 10:56. Randy Staats continued the onslaught firing a laser from the outside off a Bryan Cole feed at 11:23.
Brampton replaced Lucas Nagy with Caleb Slinger for the final 8:37.
Final score, Six Nations 11 Brampton 4.
The Three Stars:
1. Austin Staats
2. Randy Staats
3. Wes Whitlow
- Lucas Ferreira 1g, 2a
- Pent Eistrat 1g, 2aM
- Steven Portelli 1g, 0a
- Jonathan Gagliardi 1g, 0a
Six Nations Chiefs:
- Austin Staats 1g, 6a
- Randy Staats 2g, 2a
- Lyle Thompson 2g, 2a
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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.