Cobourg Ends The Regular Season On A Winning Note

Gary Groob
All Lacrosse All The Time  – A Division of Edge of Philly Sports Network

The Cobourg Kodiaks (2-10) faced the Six Nations Chiefs (8-3-1) in a preview of their upcoming first round playoff match-up.  In a game that meant nothing in the standings to either team, both teams veered from their regular lineups.  Six Nations gave six up and comers looks in this game, with the Kodiaks doing the same.  It was a good look into the future of the MSL.

Doug Jamieson was in net for the Chiefs, while Steven Orleman tended goal for the Kodiaks.

Cobourg got off to a 3-0 lead in the first period off a pair of goals from Kealan Pilon (2g,1a).  The Chiefs picked up the pace in the second half of the game led by Clay Scanlon (4g,0a) to make this is a nail biter coming down the stretch.  Two timely goals by Curtis Romanchych (2g,0a), and some excellent defensive play from the Cobourg defense sealed the 9-7 victory for the Kodiaks.

To The Game:

After a half period of back and forth opportunities, the Kodiaks finally solved Doug Jamieson. Kealan Pilon scored on the power play off an Alex Simmons pass at 11:44, followed by Jackson Webster converting a Riley Curtis pass at 12:16. Pilon then scored his second of the period off a Riley Curtis pass at 14:27.  Six Nations finally beat Steven Orleman when Eric Fannell blasted a Brendan Bomberry pass past him at 17:53.

After one period, Cobourg 3 Six Nations 1.

  • Shots on goal were tied 17-17.

Second Period:

Cobourg got going quickly with Alex Simmons converting an Aaron Woods pass at 0:54 seconds, but three consecutive goals from Clay Scanlon in just 1:46 would tie the game up.  Scanlon’s first goal came off a Jordan Durston pass at 6:59, then a Brendan Bomberry feed 0:45 seconds later, followed by Amos Whitcomb setting him up at 8:45.  Vaughn Harris would give the Chiefs their first lead of the game on the power play converting a Brendan Bomberry pass at 10:57.

To their credit, the Kodiaks didn’t fold, finishing the period strong.  Ryan Haigh scored off an Alex Simmons pass at 12:18, followed by Riley Curtis finishing off an Ethan Woods pass at 13:12.  Steven Orleman came up big in net, helping the Kodiaks keep their lead intact.

After two periods, Cobourg 6, Six Nations 5.

  • Shots on goal favored the Chiefs 17-12.

Third Period:

Once again the Kodiaks started quickly.  Jackson Webster scored off a Cam Milligan pass just 1:31 into the third period.  

The Chiefs were pushing hard.  Clay Scanlon scored his fourth of the game off a Charlie Scanlon pass at 6:53, followed by a shorthanded goal to tie the game up by Dalton Sulver off a Tyson Bell pass at 7:32.

The action went end to end with both Orleman and Doug Jamieson making big saves to keep the game knotted up at 7-7.

Curtis Romanchych would break the deadlock converting a long lead pass from Steven Orleman at 13:54, then seal the deal scoring unassisted with just 0:29 seconds left giving Cobourg the victory.

Final score, Cobourg 9 Six Nations 7.

  • Shots on goal were 21-10 in favor of Cobourg.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal favored Cobourg 50-44.
  • Cobourg went 1 for 3 on the power play.
  • Six Nations went 1 for 2 on the power play, also scoring a shorthanded goal.

Top Scorers:

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Kealan Pilon 2g,1a
  • Riley Curtis 1g, 2a
  • Alex Simmons 1g, 2a

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Clay Scanlon 4g, 0a
  • Brendan Bomberry 0g, 3a
  • Jordan Durston 0g, 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.

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