Chiefs Rally To Finish Season On A High Note

In the final regular season game in the 2023 MSL season, the Six Nations Chiefs (14-2) faced the Cobourg Kodiaks (3-13) at the Cobourg Community Centre Sunday evening.

These teams will be facing each other in the first round of the playoffs, and though the game had no bearing on the standings, messages would be sent to make this a must see game.

The goalie match-up had Warren Hill in net for Six Nations against Steven Orleman in net for the Kodiaks.

In a high octane, spirited game the Chiefs and the Kodiaks battled back and forth all evening long.  Larson Sundown (3g,2a) and Shayne Jackson (3g,2a) led the way for Six Nations, while David Anderson (4g,1a) and Tyler Hendryks (3g,0a) were catalysts for Cobourg.

The Game was tied with less than five minutes to go, when Shayne Jackson and Larson Sundown rallied for the Chiefs giving them a 13-11 win, Their 14th win of the summer.

To The Game:

David Anderson opened the scoring for the Kodiaks converting a Tanner Buck pass 0:43 seconds into the game, but the Chiefs stormed back with two quick goals.  Cody Jamieson scored off a Charlie Scanlon pass at 2:57, followed by Sam LeClair finishing off a Ben McIntosh pass 0:34 seconds later.  Shayne Jackson increased the Six Nations lead with a blast off a Charlie Scanlon pass at 7:11, followed by Larson Sundown scoring off a Brad Kri pass at 9:16.

Tanner Buck got Cobourg back in the game converting a Marshall Powless pass at 9:49, but was answered Sundown’s second of the game at 10:25.  Aaron Woods continued the Kodiaks comeback converting a Tanner Buck feed at 15:59, followed by David Anderson’s second of the period off a Tanner Buck pass at 17:26.

After one period, Six Nations 5 Cobourg 4.
Shots on goal were 17-15 in favor of the Kodiaks.

Second Period:

David Anderson’s third goal of the game tied the game early in the second off a Tanner Buck feed, but Brendan Bomberry answered for the Chiefs off a Sam LeClair pass at 1:48.  Anderson’s fourth of the evening tied the game again, but two more from Sam LeClair, including a power-play marker gave Six Nations a two goal advantage at 4:39.

Tyler Hendryks scored  the next two goals to tie the game.  The first was off a Nick Ellerton feed at 13:14 to bring the game within one, followed by a blast off a Tanner Buck feed at 19:55 on the power-play.

Things were definitely getting more intense nearing the end of the period, setting up a barn burner finish in the third period.

After two periods, Six Nations 8 Cobourg 8.
Shots on goal were 17-16 in favor of the Chiefs.

Third Period:

Six Nations opened the third period with two quick goals.  Shayne Jackson scored his second of the game off a Lyle Thompson feed at 2:04, followed by Thompson himself scoring unassisted at 2:20.

Tyler Hendryks brought the Kodiaks within one goal in transition off a long lead pass from Steven Orleman at 3:40, and tied it again when Marshall Powless converted an Aaron Woods pass at 9:26. 

Cody Jamieson once again gave the Chiefs the lead again finishing off a Lyle Thompson pass at 10:16, but Carson Moyer converted a Tanner Buck feed to tie the game with just 6:46 remaining.

The Chiefs rallied with two more goals.  Shayne Jackson scored off a Jamieson pass at 15:28, followed by Larson Sundown converting a Brendan Bomberry pass at 16:13.

Final score, Six Nations 13 Cobourg 11
Shots on goal were 23-17 in favor of the Chiefs.

The Three Stars:

1. Shayne Jackson
2. David Anderson
3. Larson Sundown

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were 55-50 in favor of Six Nations.
  • The Chiefs went 3 for 4 on the power-play, while Cobourg went 2 for 5.

Top Scorers:

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Shayne Jackson 3g, 2a
  • Larson Sundown 3g, 2a
  • Sam LeClair 3g,1a
  • Cody Jamieson 2g, 2a

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Tanner Buck 1g, 6a
  • David Anderson 4g, 1a
  • Aaron Woods 1g, 3a
  • Tyler Hendryks 3g, 0a

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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.