Cobourg Plays Inspired But Chiefs Just Too Much On This Night

The Cobourg Kodiaks (1-2) traveled west to visit the Six Nations Chiefs (3-0) at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario Tuesday evening.

Cobourg was coming off a tough loss to Brooklin on Sunday and were looking to rebound.   The Chiefs have been nothing short of spectacular so far, and were looking to continue their winning ways in this game.

The goaltending match-up had Steven Orleman in net for Cobourg facing Warren Hill in net for the Chiefs.

Cobourg started the game with quite a bit of jump in their step, but the constant waves Six Nations were able to send at them had the Chiefs up 6-1 after one. 

The Kodiaks put together a four goal run, and five altogether in the second period.  However, the always explosive Chiefs ended the period with a three goal run to take an 11-6 lead to the dressing room.

Cobourg kept pressing in the third, but Six Nations continued to have the answers.  Warren Hill had another good game in the Chiefs net, coming up big time after time.  Six Nations stays undefeated with a 12-6 victory.

To The Game:

The Chiefs opened the scoring with Eli McLaughlin going in on a give and go with Brendan Bomberry from the top of the crease at 3:57, but a blast from Aaron Woods off a Nathan Pouliot pass at 9:13 tied the game.

Travis Longboat gave Six Nations the lead once again with a quick release off a Cody Jamieson feed at 10:21, then driving to the net off a Randy Staats side arm pass at 12:16. 

Randy Staats added another goal firing a laser off a backhand flip pass from Larson Sundown at 16:44, followed by Eli McLaughlin’s second of the night converting a Travis Longboat pass from in close at 18:36.  Brendan Bomberry added another Chiefs goal finishing off a Dhane Smith laser feed at 19:32.

After one period, Six Nations 6 Cobourg 1.

Second Period:

Cobourg got on the board with a bounced shot from David Anderson off a Scott Dominey pass at 1:55, but was answered by Austin Staats scoring from the top of the crease off a Kyle Rubisch pass at 2:36.  Justin Martin then added a transition goal on a breakaway off a Kyle Rubisch pass at 4:48.

Braedon Saris got one back for the Kodiaks on the power-play with a blast off a Tyler Hendryks pass at 6:56, followed by Zach Thompson with a howitzer from the outside off an Aaron Woods pass at 11:13. 

Braedon Saris added his second of the game with a high to high shot from the outside off a Gareth Haigh pass at 11:58, followed by Tyler Hendryks hitting the top corner from in  close off a Zach Thompson feed 0:12 seconds later.

Austin Staats stopped the Cobourg four goal run with an outside blast off a Cody Jamieson pass at 15:10, followed by a howitzer from the outside off a Randy Staats feed at 17:58.  Eli McLaughlin’s third of the game was also an outside blast off a Lyle Thompson pass 0:18 seconds later

After two periods, Six Nations 11 Cobourg 6.

Third Period:

Lyle Thompson the only goal of the third period scoring with a blast off an Eli McLaughlin pass at 4:03.

The rest of the period had the teams racing up and down the floor with both goalies making big saves.

Final score, Six Nations 12 Cobourg 6.

The Three Stars:

1. Eli McLaughlin
2. Austin Staats
3. Braedon Saris

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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.