Hill With A Shutout As Six Nations Stay Perfect

The Brampton Excelsiors (1-5) traveled to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena to face the undefeated Six Nations Chiefs (4-0) Tuesday night in Major Series Lacrosse action.

For Brampton, JP Ward (7g,6a), James Whiteford (5g,9a), Pent Eistrat (5g,6a) and Holden Patterson (4g,5a) have led the offense.  Six Nations counters with Austin Staats (12g,5a), Randy Staats (5g,8a), Shayne Jackson (5g,8a) and Lyle Thompson (4g,7a).

The goaltending match-up had Will Johnston in net for the Excelsiors facing Warren Hill in net for the Chiefs.

The Excelsiors played an inspired first period, making the Chiefs work for every inch on the floor.  A low scoring period yielded only two goals, both for Six Nations.

The Chiefs started to take over in the second period controlling the majority of play.  The score could’ve been much worse but for the stellar goaltending of Will Johnston in the Brampton nets.

Six Nations played keep-away for the majority of the period, not letting Brampton get too many quality opportunities.   Warren Hill, while not as busy as  Johnston, was perfect on the night.  Six Nations wins 8-0.

To The Game:

The Chiefs opened the scoring with a transition goal from Brad Kri off a long lead pass from Jeremy Thompson at 4:50, followed by Eli McLaughlin with a great individual effort scoring unassisted at 9:45.

After one period, Six Nations 2 Brampton 0.

Second Period:

Dhane Smith opened the second period scoring off a Shayne Jackson pass at 3:36, followed by Kellen LeClair in transition at 5:11.

The Chiefs continued the barrage with Austin Staats scoring at 12:59, followed by Shayne Jackson grabbing a rebound from in front at 13:42.  Lyle Thompson added another goal off a Randy Staats pass from in front at 16:13. 

After two periods, Six Nations 7 Brampton 0.

Third Period:

After more than half a period of scoreless play, Travis Longboat scored diving across the crease at 11:28. 

Final score, Six Nations 8 Brampton 0.

The Three Stars:

1. Eli McLaughlin
2. Will Johnston
3. Warren 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.