Six Nations Clinches First Place in MSL With Win Over The Lakers

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

A battle of Major Series Lacrosse heavyweights at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario, Tuesday night.  The Peterborough Lakers (5-4) faced the Six Nations Chiefs (8-1-1). 

The goaltending match-up had Doug Buchan in net for Peterborough facing Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs.

While Peterborough put up a good struggle, the Chiefs led by Brendan Bomberry (3g, 5a) and Vaughn Harris (2g,4a) were just too much for them.  Doug Jamieson made 33 saves in net for Six Nations on the way to the 11-7 victory.

To The Game:

The Lakers drew first blood when Holden Cattoni used Tyson Bell as a screen beating Jamieson at 3:52.  Austin Staats tied it up shorthanded with an underhanded shovel shot that beat Doug Buchan at 4:51.  Holden Cattoni scored his second of the night off a Reed Kurtz pass at 5:43, but was answered back immediately when Dalton Sulver scored just 0:16 seconds later. 

Jacob Garcia gave the Lakers the lead once again firing a laser off a Matt Gilray pass at 9:59.  Brendan Bomberry tied the game up on the power play at 14:18, then took the lead when Eric Fannell scored off a Bomberry pass at 15:07.  Austin Staats scored his second shorthanded goal of the game, converting a Brendan Bomberry pass at 18:15.  Thomas Hoggarth scored once more for Peterborough before the end of the period to make it a one goal game.

After one period, Six Nations 5 Peterborough 4.

  • Shots on goal were 14-14 in the period.

Second Period:

Vaughn Harris opened the second period scoring for the Chiefs converting a Brendan Bomberry pass at 3:28, but was answered back by Austin Hasen finishing off a Thomas Hoggarth pass at 4:25.  Paul Dawson went end to end in transition to tie the game at 5:43.

Vaughn Harris scored his second of the night converting an Eric Fannell pass at 6:21, followed by Jordan Durston scoring off a Brendan Bomberry pass at 10:27. 

After two periods, Chiefs 8 Lakers 6.

  • Shots on goals 20-14 in favor of the Chiefs, for a game total of 34-28 in favor of Six Nations.

Third Period:

Brendan Bomberry continued his big night converting a Vaughn Harris feed at 4:35, followed by Sam LeClair finishing off a Bomberry pass at 9:29.

Jacob Garcia scored his second of the night for Peterborough off an Austin Hasen pass at 11:17, but an unassisted Brendan Bomberry goal on the power play would seal the deal for the Chiefs at 17:15.

Final score, Six Nations 11 Peterborough 7.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were 44-40 in favor of Six Nations.
  • Faceoffs were 12-9 in favor of the Chiefs.
  • The Chiefs went 2 for 5 on the power play, also scoring shorthanded twice.
  • Peterborough went 1 for 3 on the power play.

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Holden Cattoni 2g, 1a
  • Austin Hasen 1g, 2a
  • Thomas Hoggarth 1g, 1a

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Brendan Bomberry 3g, 5a
  • Vaughn Harris 2g, 4a
  • Austin Staats 2g, 1a

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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.