The Cobourg Kodiaks (1-4) were hoping to stay alive in the best of seven Semi-Final, traveling to Six Nations to face the Chiefs (4-1) at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
After a stunning victory on Sunday night, the Kodiaks were hoping to build on their momentum. Six Nations had other ideas winning handily 14-6. Big games from Lyle Thompson (3g,2a), Austin Staats (3g,1a) and Cody Jamieson (2g,4a) led the way for the Chiefs, who chased starter Steven Orleman just 16:15 into the game.
The goalie match-up had Steven Orleman in net for the Kodiaks against Warren Hill in net for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs made a statement early, scoring five times before the Kodiaks were able to get on the board. While the second and third periods were lower scoring, the chippiness had increased significantly. Six Nations wins 11-3 to advance to the Major Series Lacrosse Finals in a rematch against the Peterborough Lakers.
To The Game:
The Chiefs got on the board to open the game when Austin Staats fired a Shayne Jackson pass just inside the post for the talley at 4:02, followed by Randy Staats with a bounced shot off an Austin Staats feed at 6:28. Jeremy Thompson continued the barrage scoring in transition from the top of the crease off a Liam LeClair pass at 8:11.
Kellen LeClair finished a Larson Sundown pass at 12:02, followed by Lyle Thompson scoring his second of the period off a Randy Staats feed 0:31 seconds later.
Frustration was boiling over for Cobourg. Curtis Conley and Austin Staats had a tiff earning them each five minutes and game misconducts. Staats also received a minor penalty for roughing.
On the power-play Carson Moyer scored for the Kodiaks while being tossed to the floor by Ty Logan at 19:09. Lyle Thompson then scored shorthanded with just 0:20 seconds left in the period off a Brendan Bomberry pass.
After one period, Six Nations 6 Cobourg 1.
After over half a period of chippy play, Austin Murphy opened the Kodiaks scoring on the power-play off a Carson Moyer pass at 11:29, but Larson Sundown answered diving across the crease off a rebound at 12:00. Shayne Jackson increased the Chiefs lead to Six goals converting a Randy Staats pass at 17:12.
After two periods, Six Nations 8 Cobourg 2.
Larson Sundown opened the third period scoring for the Chiefs on the power-play converting a Bryan Cole pass at 1:13, followed by a laser by Brendan Bomberry off a Shayne Jackson feed at 3:36.
David Anderson scored for Cobourg off an Austin Murphy pass at 4:29, but Randy Staats would answer off a Larson Sundown feed with just 2:12 left to seal the deal.
Final score, Six Nations 11 Cobourg 3.
The Three Stars:
1. Randy Staats
2. Larson Sundown
3. Shayne Jackson
- David Anderson 1g, 1a
- Carson Moyer 1g, 1a
- Austin Murphy 1g, 1a
Six Nations Chiefs:
- Randy Staats 2g, 5a
- Larson Sundown 2g,2a
- Shayne Jackson 1g, 3a
- Bryan Cole 0g, 4a
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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.
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.
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