Chiefs Take A Stranglehold Of The MSL Final

Six Nations (2-0) traveled east to Peterborough to face the Lakers (0-2) at the Memorial Centre, for game two of the Major Series Lacrosse final. A healthy crowd of 2,904 took in the excitement.

In game one, Austin Staats (4g,1a) and Lyle Thompson (2g,1a) were the main contributors for the Chiefs in the 10-7 win.  The Cattoni brothers accounted for four of the seven Lakers goals.

Of note, both Cody Jamieson and Randy Staats didn’t dress for the Chiefs in game two.

The goaltending match-up had Warren Hill in net for Six Nations facing Drew Hutchison in net for the Lakers.

The Chiefs got rolling quickly jumping out to 3-0, and 7-2 leads.  Peterborough kept fighting bringing the game with two goals in the second period, but a strong third period would be the deciding factor, giving Six Nations an 11-6 victory.

To The Game:

The Chiefs got on the board first when Ben McIntosh converted a Lyle Thompson pass at 0:49 seconds, followed by Liam LeClair picking up a loose ball in the Lakers zone and beating Hutchison 0:14 seconds later.  Larson Sundown converted a behind the back pass from Ben McIntosh at 3:01 to make the score 3-0. 

Eli McLaughlin got the Lakers on the board on the power-play finishing a Turner Evans feed at 4:02, but Tim Edwards came back with a goal in transition started by a long lead pass from Warren Hill to Austin Staats.  Staats then found Edwards who made no mistake at 6:12.

Peterborough made a goalie change.  Landon Kells replaced Drew Hutchison in the Lakers net.

Taite Cattoni brought the Lakers within two goals using his speed, then diving across the crease off a Turner Evans pass at 10:13, but Austin Staats answered back for the Chiefs firing a shot over Kells shoulder off an Eric Fannell feed at 17:36.

After one period, Six Nations 5 Peterborough 2.
Shots on goal were tied 17-17.

Second Period:

Brendan Bomberry opened the second period scoring on the power-play with a blast off Lyle Thompson pass at 7:00, followed by Austin Staats firing a shot from the outside unassisted at 14:39.

Peterborough got one back shorthanded when Kiel Matisz converted a Taite Cattoni pass at 16:10, followed by another goal from Taite Cattoni off an Eli McLaughlin feed at 18:28.

After two periods, Six Nations 7 Peterborough 4.
Shots on goal were 17-15 in favor of the Chiefs.

Third Period:

Peterborough got on the board with Thomas Hoggarth converting a Josh Currier feed at 4:14, but Ben McIntosh answered just 0:44 seconds later for the Chiefs.  Josh Currier then scored off a DJ Clark pass at 6:02 to make the score 8-6 for Six Nations.

The Chiefs finished the game with a flurry.  Austin Staats scored off a Kyle Rubisch pass in transition at 15:05, followed by Ben McIntosh scoring at 16:16 off a Shayne Jackson pass.  Austin Staats got his fourth of the game off a Bryan Cole feed to finish the scoring at 19:43.

Tempers boiled over at the end with Chad Tutton and Tyler Biles duking it out. 

Final score, Six Nations 11 Peterborough 6.
Shots on goal were 18-16 in favor of the Lakers.

The Three Stars:

1. Austin Staats
2. Ben McIntosh
3. Taite Cattoni

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were tied 50-50
  • The faceoff battle was won by Six Nations 10-9.
  • Six Nations went 2 for 5 on the power-play, while the Lakers went 1 for 5, also scoring one goal shorthanded.

Top Scorers:

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Austin Staats 4g, 2a
  • Ben McIntosh 3g, 1a
  • Eric Fannell 0g, 3a

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Taite Cattoni 2g, 1a
  • Eli McLaughlin 1g, 2a
  • Turner Evans 0g, 3a

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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.