Kodiaks On The Brink Of Elimination

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

The Cobourg Kodiaks (0-3) traveled to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) to face the Six Nations Chiefs (3-0) in game three of their best of seven MSL semi-final series.   Both games were one goal victories for the Chiefs, but could’ve easily gone the other way.  The Kodiaks were looking to get back in the series in this game.

The goalie match-up had Doug Jamieson facing Kevin Orleman.

A scrappy Kodiaks team once again gave the Chiefs all they could handle, but in the end fell short for the third straight game.  Eric Fannell (3g,3a), Cody Jamieson (1g,4a), Joey Cupido (2g,1a), Dalton Sulver (2g,1a), and Vaughn Harris (2g,1a) led the way for Six Nations in their 11-8 victory over Cobourg.   The Kodiaks had Alex Simmons (2g,4a), Aaron Woods (2g,2a), and Kealon Pilon (2g,2a) as their leaders.

To The Game:

Six Nations got off to a fast start with Cody Jamieson scoring off a long lead pass from Doug Jamieson at 1:01, followed by Eric Fannell scoring on the power play off a Brendan Bomberry pass at 5:28.  Cobourg came back when Aaron Woods converted a Cam Milligan feed at 9:08.  Joey Cupido scored shorthanded in transition off a long lead pass from Doug Jamieson at 11:12, but Kealan Pilon scored for the Kodiaks on the power play at 12:44.  Eric Fannell converted a Cody Jamieson pass on the power play at 19:37 to end the period.

After one period, Six Nations 4 Cobourg 2.

Second Period:

Kealan Pilon opened the scoring for Cobourg at 4:49, followed by Alex Simmons converting a Riley Curtis pass at 5:14, and we were tied.

Six Nations grabbed the lead again when Dalton Sulver scored off a Cody Jamieson pass at 8:18, followed by Vaughn Harris scoring off a Sam LeClair pass just 0:30 seconds later.  Gareth Haigh and Vaughn Harris swapped goals and the Chiefs would be heading to the third with a two goal lead.

After two periods, Six Nations 6 Cobourg 4.

Third Period:

Cobourg made a push to tie the game when Aaron Woods scored off a Gareth Haigh pass just 0:27 seconds in, but Dalton Sulver and Austin Staats scored just 0:41 seconds apart to make it a three goal Chiefs lead. 

Riley Curtis converted an Aaron Woods pass at 3:41, but again Six Nations had the answer with Eric Fannell finishing off a Dalton Sulver pass at 6:20.  Alex Simmons kept Cobourg’s hopes alive converting an Aaron Woods pass at 9:39, but that was all Cobourg could muster in this game.  Joey Cupido put an exclamation point on the game with a goal at 19:14 for the Chiefs.

Final score, Chiefs 11 Kodiaks 8.

Game Stats:

  • Six Nations outshot Cobourg 51-41.
  • Six Nations scored twice on the power play, also netting a shorthanded goal.
  • Cobourg scored once on the power play.

Top Scorers:

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Alex Simmons 4g, 2a
  • Aaron Woods 2g, 2a
  • Kealan Pilon 2g,2a

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Eric Fannell 3g, 3a
  • Cody Jamieson 1g, 4a
  • Joey Cupido 2g, 1a
  • Dalton Sulver 2g, 1a
  • Vaughn Harris 2g, 1a

Game four is Wednesday, August 10th at the Baltimore Recreation Centre Arena.  Game time is 8pm.

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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.