Chiefs Prevail In Overtime To Tie The Series

Gary Groob
All Lacrosse All The Time – A Division of Edge of Philly Sports Network

The Six Nations Chiefs (1-1) visited the Peterborough Lakers (1-1) in game two of the Major Series Lacrosse Finals.  The game at the Memorial Centre was played in front of approximately 3,000 fans.

The Chiefs got out to a fast start in game one, but couldn’t hold off the powerful Lakers squad who earned a 10-6 victory.  Six Nations was looking for a more balanced attack in game two to even up the series.

The goaltending match-up had Warren Hill in net for the Chiefs facing Matt Vinc in net for Peterborough.

Big games from Thomas Hoggarth (5g,0a) for Peterborough, and Cody Jamieson (6g,4a) for Six Nations highlighted a see-saw affair which had both teams fighting tooth and nail all night.  It looked like the Lakers were going to take a 2-0 series lead holding a three goal lead with less than nine minutes to go, but a strong finish had the Chiefs tie the game with just seconds to go.

In overtime Randy Staats fired a shot in at 3:21, which stood up to be the game winner. Six Nations ties the series 1-1 with a 13-12 victory.

To The Game:

The Chiefs drew first blood in this game with Brendan Bomberry converting a Cody Jamieson pass at 3:24, but the Lakers answered with Thomas Hoggarth finishing a Joe Resetarits feed at 4:11.  Cory Vitarelli scored on the power play to give Peterborough the lead at 4:59, but two goals from Cody Jamieson gave Six Nations the lead once more.  Jamieson’s first was off a Randy Staats pass at 5:23, followed by converting a long lead pass from Warren Hill just 0:29 seconds later.

Holden Cattoni tied the game once again scoring on the power play off a Mark Matthews pass at 8:45, but Cody Jamieson with his third of the game off a Shane Simpson feed gave the Chiefs the lead again at 12:48. Vaughn Harris increased the Chiefs lead off a Cody Jamieson pass at 17:15, but Thomas Hoggarth, with his second of the game narrowed the lead to just one off a Mark Matthews feed 0:25 seconds later. Matthews himself scored off a Chad Tutton pass to tie the game again at 19:18 to end a very exciting first period.

After one period, Six Nations 5 Peterborough 5.

  • Shots on goal were 21-18 in favor of the Lakers.

Second Period:

Peterborough got off to a fast start with two quick goals.   Holden Cattoni scored his second of the night off a Turner Evans pass just 0:20 seconds in, followed by Mitch Ogilvie in transition off a long lead pass from Matt Vinc at 2:14.  Thomas Hoggarth’s third and fourth  of the night increased the Lakers lead to 9-5.

Six Nations made a goal change at this point, replacing Warren Hill with Doug Jamieson at 11:31.

On an attempted outlet pass from Matt Vinc, Austin Staats intercepted it and scored on the power play at 15:30, but Thomas Hoggarth answered immediately with his fifth of the night off a Joe Resetarits pass at 15:53.  Cody Jamieson scored his fourth of the game with a blast off an Austin Staats pass at 19:15.

After two periods, Peterborough 10 Six Nations 7. 

  • Shots on goal were in favor of Peterborough 21-18, for a game total of 42-36 in favor of the Lakers.

Third Period:

Cody Jamieson scored his fifth of the night on the power play firing a laser past Matt Vinc off a Brendan Bomberry feed at 2:39, followed by Vaughn Harris convrting an Eric Fannell pass, bringing the game within one goal at 3:32. 

Kiel Matisz gave the Lakers a little breathing room when he scored while diving across the crease converting a Mark Matthews pass at 5:02.  Joe Resetarits restored the three goal lead converting a Holden Cattoni pass at 7:05.

Cody Jamieson scored his sock-trick (6th) goal beating Matt Vinc off a Vaughn Harris pass on the power play at 11:21.  Austin Staats then scored on the power play off a Cody Jamieson feed at 18:44.  Randy Staats tied the game with a perfectly placed shot with just 0:36 seconds left, sending the game to overtime.

After regulation, Peterborough 12 Six Nations 12.

  • Shots on goal were 18-17 in favor of the Lakers, for a game total of 60-53 in favor of Peterborough.


Six Nations got on the board first when Randy Staats ripped a shot off the post which hit Matt Vinc and bounced in at 3:21.  Peterborough pressed but were unable to tie the game.

Final score, Six Nations 13 Peterborough 12.

  • Shots on goal were in favor of the Lakers 7-6.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal favored the Lakers 67-59.
  • The faceoff battle was dominated by Peterborough 22-8.
  • Six Nations went 4 for 5 on the power play, while Peterborough went 3 for 6.

Top Scorers:

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Cody Jamieson 6g, 5a
  • Vaughn Harris 2g, 2a
  • Austin Staats 2g, 2a

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Thomas Hoggarth 5g, 0a
  • Mark Matthews 1g, 3a
  • Holden Cattoni 2g, 2a

Six Nations ties the series 1-1.

Next game is at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario Sunday, August 21st.  Game time is 7pm.

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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.