Chiefs Stay Undefeated With Big Win Over Brooklin

Cover Photo courtesy of Sam Hossack

The Brooklin Lacrosse Club (5-2) faced the Six Nations Chiefs (7-0) in a battle for first place at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Major Series Lacrosse action Tuesday night.

Both teams have had great seasons to this point, and this was the big showdown to this point. 

Brooklin has had production from Tanner Cook (13g,14a), Connor Kearnan (7g,18a), Austin Shanks (9g,12a) and Brady Kearnan (6g,11a).  Six Nations has been led by Austin Staats (15g,9a), Shayne Jackson (8g,13a), Lyle Thompson (8g,9a), Randy Staats (6g,10a) and Travis Longboat (8g,4a).

The goaltending match-up had Zach Higgins in net for Brooklin facing Warren Hill in net for the Chiefs.

Six Nations started quickly in this game jumping out to a 4-0 lead.  Finally Graydon Hogg got one for Brooklin, but the Chiefs kept pushing with Randy Staats scoring to go with his four assists in the period.

A much more defensive, physical period in the second.  Brooklin had a little more success, but also gave up chances in transition by pressing.  Six Nations led 8-4 after two.

Brooklin came out in the third on a mission scoring three quick goals to make it a one goal game.   Six Nations got themselves composed and added five themselves.   The Chiefs stay undefeated with a 12-7 victory.

Of note, Cody Jamieson (3g,5a) and Randy Staats (2g,4a) had big games for Six Nations.  Austin Shanks (1g,3a) and Reilly O’Connor (0g,4a) had big games for Brooklin.

To The Game:

The Six Nations Chiefs got on the board first with a blast from Cody Jamieson from the outside off a Randy Staats feed on the power-play at 1:11, followed by Austin Staats on a give and go with Randy Staats from in close at 3:21. 

Bryan Cole got on the scoresheet with a howitzer from the outside off a Randy Staats pass at 7:18, followed by another from Austin Staats also off a Randy Staats feed from in front at 8:11.

Brooklin finally got on the board on the power-play.  Braydon Hogg with a quick stick off an Austin Shanks pass beat Warren Hill at 13:56, but Randy Staats answered converting an Austin Staats feed at 15:14 on the power-play.

After one period, Six Nations 5 Brooklin 1.

photo courtesy of Sam Hossack

Second Period:

Travis Longboat opened the second period scoring with a laser to the top corner off a Lyle Thompson pass at 4:06, followed by Jeremy Thompson scoring on a breakaway off a Tim Edwards pass in transition at 7:53.

Brady Kearnan got one back for Brooklin alone in front picking the corner off a Brock Haley pass at 8:31, followed by Jacob Hickey with a quick stick off a Ryan Wagner feed at 13:03.

Tim Edwards came in on a breakaway in transition.  Edwards scored with a bounced shot to the corner off a Justin Martin pass on the power-play at 15:17, but a shorthanded goal by Dylan Robinson got Brooklin back within four goals at the break.

After two periods, Six Nations 8 Brooklin 4.

photo courtesy of Sam Hossack

Third Period:

Brooklin got off to a fast start in the third period.  Connor Kearnan with a great individual effort scored off an Austin Shanks pass at 0:20 seconds, followed by a howitzer from the outside from Brock Haley off a Reilly O’Connor feed 0:31 seconds later.  Austin Shanks added a power-play goal at 1:25 and this was a one goal game.

Cody Jamieson stopped the Brooklin run with a blast to the top corner off a Jeremy Thompson pass at 3:08 to give the Chiefs a little breathing room.  Dhane Smith then got his first of the night on a delayed penalty, blasting a Jamieson feed home at 8:38.

Randy Staats scored his second of the game with a laser from the outside off a Cody Jamieson pass at 11:50, followed by Dhane Smith’s second of the night off a Travis Longboat feed at 16:32.  Tyson Bell added one more goal in transition off a Cody Jamieson pass at 17:41.

Final score, Six Nations 13 Brooklin 7.

The Three Stars:

1.  Cody Jamieson
2. Randy Staats
3. Zach Higgins

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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.

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