The Peterborough Lakers traveled to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario to face the Six Nations Chiefs.
These teams have been the powerhouses of Major Series Lacrosse All summer. This should he a high flying Series with lots of highlight reel goals.
The goalie match-up had Landon Kells in net for Peterborough facing Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs.
Although Peterborough got off to a good start, the Six Nations Chiefs showed how explosive a team they were scoring five goals in five minutes to end the first period. The momentum continued in the second. Peterborough made a push in the final minutes of the second with the Cattoni brothers getting the Lakers back in the game.
The Lakers brought the game within two goals in the third, but a Lyle Thompson marker opened a three goal lead at 11:30. The Chiefs defense held strong for the 10-7 victory.
To The Game:
Peterborough got off to a fast start with Turner Evans firing a laser off a Kiel Matisz pass at 2:04. The Lakers did a good job keeping the Chiefs in check for most of the period with good defense and solid goaltending.
The Chiefs finally got on track with just over five minutes left in the period with Randy Staats finishing off a beautiful pass from Ben McIntosh at 14:42. McIntosh himself then gave the Chiefs the lead with a blast off a Shayne Jackson pass 0:29 seconds later, followed by Austin Staats converting an Eric Fannell feed at 17:23.
Lyle Thompson added another goal for Six Nations unassisted at 17:44, followed by Austin Staats with his second of the period off a Lyle Thompson feed at 19:20.
After one period, Six Nations 5 Peterborough 1.
Austin Staats opened the second period scoring converting a Bryan Cole pass in transition at 2:23, but Holden Cattoni answered for the Lakers on the power-play with a blast off a Taite Cattoni pass at 3:40.
Eric Fannell added to the Chiefs lead in transition converting a Bryan Cole pass at 4:54, but Mike Robinson fired a skip shot from the outside that found the net off a Thomas Whitty pass at 12:53.
Six Nations answered quickly with Randy Staats quick sticking an Austin Staats pass at 13:35, followed by Austin Staats’ fourth of the game scoring while falling down off an Eric Fannell pass at 14:55.
The Lakers made a late push to get back in the game. Taite Cattoni scored with a great individual effort diving across the crease off a Thomas Hoggarth pass at 16:51, followed by Holden Cattoni with a howitzer to the shortside off an Austin Hasen feed at 17:48.
After two periods, Six Nations 9 Peterborough 5.
Peterborough got on the board when Taite Cattoni scored shorthanded off a Kiel Matisz pass at 10:42, followed by Matisz himself converting a Turner Evans feed at 11:07.
The Chiefs responded with Lyle Thompson firing a shot past Landon Kells off a Shayne Jackson pass at 11:30 to keep it a three goal lead for Six Nations.
Peterborough pushed but the Chiefs defense and Doug Jamieson were up to the task.
Final score, Six Nations 10 Peterborough 7.
Six Nations takes a 1-0 lead in the best of seven final.
The Three Stars:
1. Austin Staats
2. Taite Cattoni
3. Eric Fannell
- Holden Cattoni 2g, 1a
- Taite Cattoni 2g, 1a
- Kiel Matisz 1g, 2a
Six Nations Chiefs:
- Austin Staats 4g, 1a
- Eric Fannell 1g, 3a
- Lyle Thompson 2g, 1a
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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.