Chiefs Start Slow But Finish Strong For Yet Another Victory

The Cobourg Kodiaks (3-12) visited the Six Nations Chiefs (13-2) in Major Series Lacrosse action.

Cobourg is still trying to clinch their spot in the playoffs, while the Six Nations Chiefs already have first place clinched.

David Anderson and Tanner Buck are leading the way for Cobourg, while Lyle Thompson and Austin Staats have been the top point getters for the Chiefs.

The goalie match-up had Jackson Brown in net for the Kodiaks against Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs.

In a Tale of two games, the Cobourg Kodiaks jumped out a 6-1 lead in the first.  Ahead 8-4 in the second, the Chiefs made a push with a six goal run to end the period.  The third was much more tame but the Chiefs controlled the majority of the period for the 12-9 win.

Austin Staats (3g,3a), Lyle Thompson (2g,4a) and Randy Staats (3g,2a) led the way for the Chiefs.  Tyler Hendryks (2g,2a), Tanner Buck (2g,0a) and Austin Murphy (2g,0a) led the way for Cobourg.

To The Game:

The Kodiaks got off to a fast start with Austin Murphy converting a Nile Cyr at 1:31, followed by Tanner Buck finishing off a Marshall Powless pass 0:24 seconds later.  Curtis Conley grabbed a loose ball and went coast to coast firing a shot into the shortside corner to grab an early three goal lead.  David Anderson converted a Marshall Powless pass from long distance to beat Jamieson to the shortside corner as well at 12:16.

The Chiefs finally got on the board when Lyle Thompson flipped a pass to Randy Staats who scored from in close at 12:16, but Tyler Hendryks answered back off a David Anderson pass at 14:42.

Curtis Romancych increased the Kodiaks lead shorthanded off a Rowan Kelly feed at 17:35, but was answered by Bryan Cole scoring on the power-play off a Lyle Thompson pass at 18:18. 

After one period, Cobourg 6 Six Nations Nations 2.

Second Period:

Tyler Hendryks opened the second period scoring in transition off a long lead pass from Jackson Brown at 0:59 seconds, but Austin Staats answered off a Bryan Cole feed at 4:24.  Randy Staats converted a Lyle Thompson pass on the power-play at 7:21, but a blast from Austin Murphy restored the four goal Kodiaks lead.

The Chiefs then flexed the muscles.

Austin Staats narrowed the lead with a blast off a Cody Jamieson pass at 13:58, followed by Lyle Thompson scoring off a Jeremy Thompson pass off the faceoff 0:08 seconds later.  Thompson scored again to bring the game within one goal converting an Austin Staats pass just 0:26 seconds later.  Austin Staats then tied the game finishing off a Brendan Bomberry pass at 15:33.  The Chiefs continued the barrage when Sam LeClair made a nice move in front of the net off a Brendan Bomberry pass at 17:19. 

Cobourg had the goalie pulled with final possession to end the period, however, Six Nations gained possession and Tyson Bell scored a beauty behind the back shot in transition at 19:50.

After two periods, Six Nations 10 Cobourg 8.

Third Period:

Tanner Buck opened the third period scoring on the power-play converting a Marshall Powless pass at 1:43, but the Chiefs answered on the power-play as well.  While the Kodiaks were down two men, Randy Staats converted an Austin Staats pass at 7:44.

Cobourg tried to press, but the Six Nations defense held strong.

With just 2:37 left Brendan Bomberry scored off a Randy Staats pass to give the Chiefs a three goal lead.

Final score, Six Nations 12 Cobourg 9.

The Three Stars:

1.  Austin Staats
2. Lyle Thompson
3. Tyler Hendryks

Top Scorers:

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Tyler Hendryks 2g, 2a
  • Marshall Powless 0g, 4a
  • Austin Murphy 2g, 0a
  • Tanner Buck 2g, 0a

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Lyle Thompson 2g, 4a
  • Austin Staats 3g, 3a
  • Randy Staats 3g, 2a

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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.