The Peterborough Lakers (3-2) continued their wild week with their fourth game in seven days. The Lakers traveled to Six Nations to face the Chiefs (5-1) in a battle of the heavyweights of the MSL.
The goaltending match-up had Landon Kells in net for Peterborough facing Doug Jamieson for the Chiefs.
The Six Nations Chiefs, led by Austin Staats (3g,4a), Lyle Thompson (2g,1a), and Randy Staats ( 2g,1a) beat the Peterborough Lakers in a defensive struggle. Doug Jamieson and the Chiefs defense played stellar, holding the Lakers potent offense to just five goals en route to an 8-5 Six Nations victory.
To The Game:
Peterborough got on the board first when Thomas Hoggarth converted a Holden Cattoni pass at 0:56 seconds, but was answered by Lyle Thompson with a power-play blast finishing an Austin Staats feed at 2:56.
Austin Hasen regained the lead for the Lakers converting a Tyler Pace pass at 6:40, but once again was answered by Austin Staats who scored off a Randy Staats behind the back feed at 11:06.
After one period, Six Nations 2 Peterborough 2.
The Six Nations Chiefs opened the second period scoring with Brendan Bomberry converting a Cody Jamieson pass that came from behind the net at 0:47 seconds, but a transition tic-tac-toe play started by Robert Hope soon tied the game. Hope passed to Holden Cattoni, who fed Hoggarth with his second of the night at 5:15. Taite Cattoni then gave the Lakers the lead off a Thomas Whitty feed at 6:10.
Lyle Thompson scored his second of the night with a great individual effort going side to side around the crease off an Austin Staats pass at 7:53, followed by Randy Staats converting an Austin Staats feed from in close at 10:45. Austin Staats increased the lead on the power-play with a howitzer from the outside off a Lyle Thompson pass at 16:34.
After two periods, Six Nations 6 Peterborough 4.
The Lakers opened the third period scoring with great ball movement on the power-play. Turner Evans finished an Austin Hasen feed at 7:07 to bring the game within one goal.
Six Nations answered with two quick goals. Austin Staats scored off a Cody Jamieson feed at 10:10, followed by Randy Staats finishing off a Charlie Scanlon pass at 11:40 to give the Chiefs a bit of breathing room.
Final score, Six Nations 8 Peterborough 5.
The Three Stars:
1. Austin Staats
2. Randy Staats
3. Thomas Hoggarth
Holden Cattoni 0g, 3a
Thomas Hoggarth 2g, 0a
Turner Evans 1g,1a
Austin Hasen 1g, 1a
Six Nations Chiefs:
Austin Staats 3g, 4a
Lyle Thompson 2g, 1a
Randy Staats 2g, 1a
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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.
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