Hill Masterful In Net As Rivermen Beat Rock

On day one of the President’s Cup we had a rematch of the OSL finals with the Six  Nations Rivermen playing the Oakville Rock.

A hard fought series had Oakville win 2-1 to win the OSL championship.  Would this be another Rock victory, or redemption for the Rivermen?

The goalie match-up had Dusty Hill in net for Six Nations against Nick Rose for the Rock.

In a very evenly played game, the difference was the goaltending of Dusty Hill of the Rivermen.  Hill faced 50 shots making 46 saves in the 5-4 Rivermen victory.  

To The Game:

After over 13:00 of scoreless play, Ryan Lanchbury of the Rock was finally able to solve Dusty Hill.  Lanchbury converted a Josh Dawick feed at 13:26.  Justin Martin tied the game in transition off a long lead pass from Dusty Hill at 17:55, then took the lead when Winter Rivera scored on a high to low shot beating Nick Rose at 18:41.

After one period, Six Nations 2 Oakville 1.
Shots on goal was 20-13 for Oakville.

Second Period:

The Rivermen got on the board when Danton Miller fired a laser to the top corner off a Winter Rivera pass at 0:27 seconds, but Oakville answered immediately when Dan Lintner converted a Ryan Lanchbury feed at 1:19.

Six Nations increased their lead when Layne Smith fired a laser to the far corner off a Ryley Johnson pass at 8:34, but the Rock answered with Luke Robinson converting a Josh Dawick feed at 16:03.  The Rivermen scored shorthanded when Dalton Sulver came in all alone beating Rose at 18:48.

After two periods, Six Nations 5 Oakville 3.
Shots on goal were 17-15 in favor of the Rivermen.

Third Period:

Oakville got on the board when Dan Lintner scored from in close off a Josh Dawick feed at 2:14, but couldn’t solve the stellar goaltending of Dusty Hill the rest of the period.

Final score, Six Nations 5 Oakville 4.
Shots on goal were 15-9 in favor of Oakville for a game total of 50-39 in favor of the Rock.

The Players of the Game:

Oakville Rock  – Josh Dawick
Six Nations Rivermen – Dusty Hill

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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.