Kodiaks Stun Chiefs To Get Back In The Series

The Cobourg Kodiaks (1-2) traveled to Six Nations to face the Chiefs (2-1) at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario.

The Kodiaks lost a heartbreaker at home in game two, with Larson Sundown scoring two late goals in the third to give the Chiefs the victory.

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

In a game where Six Nations outshot Cobourg 58-41, Steven Orleman was sensational in net for the Kodiaks.   Stopping 50 shots, Orleman led the Kodiaks to a 9-8 victory bringing them back in the series.

To The Game:

Lyle Thompson got the Chiefs on the board first when he converted a Randy Staats feed at 2:56, but Curtis Romanchych tied the game in transition finishing an Ethan Riggs pass at 8:55.

Riley Curtis gave Brooklin the lead converting an Austin Murphy pass at 10:37, followed by Carson Moyer stretching the lead to 3-1 for Cobourg.

The Chiefs finished the period strong scoring three times in the final four minutes.  Eric Fannell brought Six Nations within one goal scoring off a Shayne Jackson pass at 16:26, followed by Randy Staats converting a  Fannell feed 0:25 seconds later to tie the game.  Lyle Thompson gave the Chiefs the lead finishing off a Cody Jamieson pass at 18:54.

After one period, Six Nations 4 Cobourg 3.
Shots on goal were 18-12 in favor of Six Nations.

Second Period:

Aaron Woods tied the game when he scored unassisted at 6:03, but Tim Edwards answered for the Chiefs in transition off a long lead pass from Warren Hill at 9:35.  Austin Murphy again tied the game with a blast off an Aaron Woods pass at 10:19, but the Chiefs took the lead when Randy Staats converted a Lyle Thompson pass at 11:13. 

Cobourg finished the second period strong, scoring three time themselves to take the lead going to intermission.  Riley Curtis scored his second of the game off a Tanner Buck feed at 12:59, followed by Aaron Woods converting an Austin Murphy pass at 16:07.  Tanner Buck would increase the Kodiaks lead to two with a blast off a Carson Moyer feed at 16:54.

After two periods, Cobourg 8 Six Nations 6.
Shots on goal were 20-16 in favor of the Chiefs.

Third Period:

Lyle Thompson opened up the third period scoring converting an Eric Fannell pass at 1:34, but Rowan Kelly answered for the Kodiaks off an Owen Down feed at 7:20 restoring the two goal lead.  Austin Staats scored with just 0:26 seconds left for the Chiefs, but it was too little too late.

Final score, Cobourg 9 Six Nations 8.
Shots on goal were 20-13 in favor of the Chiefs, for a game total of 58-41 in favor of Six Nations.

The Three Stars:

1. Steven Orleman
2. Aaron Woods
3. Lyle Thompson

Top Scorers:

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Aaron Woods 2g, 2a
  • Austin Murphy 1g, 3a
  • Riley Curtis 2g, 0a

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Randy Staats 2g, 3a
  • Lyle Thompson 3g, 1a
  • Eric Fannell 1g, 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.