The second night of the Major Series Lacrosse Classic had a pair of teams that played the previous night with opposite results. Brooklin, behind the Stellar goaltending of Riley Hutchcraft beat the Cobourg Kodiaks 14-7, while the Six Nations Chiefs, using primarily a prospects lineup fell to the Oakville Rock 12-9.
This game was going to be more of the same, with both teams using draftees, and prospects, taking full advantage of this tournament to see what they had drafted in the last couple of years, since there hadn’t been any league play since the summer of 2019.
Brooklin had a more veteran lineup with Chris Corbeil, Curtis Knight, Connor Kearnan, Nick Chaykowski and Colton Watkinson, while the Chiefs had Tehoka Nanticoke, Jordan Durston, and Kedoh Hill, but many more younger hopefuls. Chase Martin was in net for the Six Nations Chiefs, while Zach Higgins tended goal for Brooklin.
The first half was all Brooklin, as they jumped ahead 8-1. A glimmer of hope was that the Chiefs finished the half strong scoring two quick goals near the end to make the score 8-3 at halftime.
Six Nations had much more jump in their step in the third quarter scoring two quick goals at the start chewing into the Brooklin lead. Kevin Hill scored at 11:05, then Justin Martin at 12:13 making it just a one goal game.
Brooklin finally got on the board in the third with just a few seconds left in the quarter to stop the six goal run. The goal gave them a bit of breathing room heading into the fourth up by two goals, 9-7.
The fourth quarter was a lot like the third with Six Nations getting a goal by Liam LeClair just 0:18 seconds in, and kept the pressure on trying to tie the game. Jonathan Donville scored at 6:53 (his second hat-trick in as many nights) again giving Brooklin a two goal lead. The teams exchanged goals followed by Brooklin adding another for insurance. The Chiefs didn’t quit getting one last goal by Jordan Durston but it just wasn’t enough. Brooklin held on to win 12-10.