Chiefs Double Lakers To Stay Undefeated

The Six Nations Chiefs (7-0) faced the Peterborough Lakers (4-4) in Major Series Lacrosse action Thursday night at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Six Nations has been dominant this year, undefeated to this point trying to defend their Mann Cup championship.  The Lakers have had an uncharacteristically up and down season, just winning at home once so far this year.

The goaltending match-up had Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs facing Landon Kells in net for the Lakers.

The Chiefs scored early and often en route to their seventh straight win this season.  Led by Lyle Thompson (3g,2a), Eli McLaughlin  (3g,0a), Austin Staats (2g,2a) and Cody Jamieson (1g,4a) Six Nations never trailed in the game.

For the Lakers, Joe Resetarits (3g,2a) and Thomas Hoggarth (3g,1a) led the way, each with hat-tricks in this game.  Six Nations Wins 14-7.

To The Game:

Six Nations got rolling early with a pair from Austin Staats.  The first was off a Randy Staats pass from in close at 2:25, followed by a blast off a Cody Jamieson feed 0:30 seconds later.

Holden Cattoni got Peterborough on the board on the power-play with a low to low laser off a Rob Hellyer pass at 5:06, followed by Joe Resetarits with another power-play goal to tie the game off a Thomas Hoggarth pass at 10:03.

The Chiefs ramped up the pressure in the second half off the period.  Travis Longboat scored unassisted at 10:39, followed by Dhane Smith with a blast from the outside off a Cody Jamieson pass at 12:03.  Smith added another goal with just 0:02 seconds left in the period to open a three goal lead.

After one period, Six Nations 5 Peterborough 2.

Shots on goal favored the Chiefs 17-15.

Second Period:

The Chiefs started the second period quickly with Cody Jamieson scoring just 0:14 seconds in off a Brendan Bomberry pass, followed by Eli McLaughlin from the top of the crease off a Dhane Smith pass on the power-play at 3:11.

Thomas Hoggarth stopped the Six Nations five goal run off a Taylor Jenson feed on the power-play at 7:51, but a shorthanded goal from Eli McLaughlin at 11:09 restored the five goal lead.

Hoggarth and Lyle Thompson exchanged goals late in the period, then Eli McLaughlin’s third of the game with just 0:22 seconds left sent the teams to the dressing room with the Chiefs up by six.

After two periods, Six Nations 10 Peterborough 4.

Shots on goal favored the Chiefs 16-14.

Third Period:

The Chiefs once again got rolling quickly with Travis Longboat scoring his second of the game off a Cody Jamieson pass at 2:06, followed by Lyle Thompson with a great individual effort off an Austin Staats pass at 5:11.  Justin Martin added another goal unassisted in transition just 0:07 seconds later.

The Lakers replaced Landon Kells with Drew Hutchison in net.

The goalie change seemed to spark Peterborough.   Joe Resetarits scored his second of the game finishing aTaite Cattoni pass at 6:07, followed by Thomas Hoggarth’s third of the game off a Resetarits feed at 9:02. 

Resetarits then scored his third of the game off a Taite Cattoni pass at 10:35, but Lyle Thompson answered with a blast off an Austin Staats pass at 11:32.

The end to end action continued, but both goalies stood tall, yielding no more goals.

Final score, Six Nations 14 Peterborough 7.

Shots on goal favored the Chiefs 19-17, for a game total of 52-46 in favor of Six Nations.

The Three Stars:

1. Lyle Thompson
2. Joe Resetarits
3. Cody Jamieson

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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.