The Brooklin Lacrosse Club (6-6) traveled to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario, Tuesday night to face the Six Nations Chiefs (11-2) in Major Series Lacrosse action.
.The teams have played each other three times, with the Chiefs coming away with two victories. Each game has been close with a goal differencial of only two goals.
The goaltending match-up had Riley Hutchcraft in net for Brooklin facing Doug Jamieson for the Chiefs.
The game was never in doubt for the Six Nations Chiefs. Jumping out to a 6-3 lead the Chiefs never looked back en route to a 16-6 victory.
Lyle Thompson (3g,3a), Randy Staats (3g,3a) and Larson Sundown(2g,3a) led the way for Six Nations.
To The Game:
The Chiefs scored early and often in the first period. Sam LeClair opened the scoring off a Charlie Scanlon pass at 0:56 seconds, followed by Brendan Bomberry converting a Tim Edwards pass at 2:39.
Sam LeClair scored his second of the period this time shorthanded off an Eric Fannell feed at 4:37. Luke Pilcher finally got Brooklin on the board with a blast off a Parker Pipher pass at 7:23.
Charlie Scanlon scored off a Lyle Thompson pass at 8:25 shorthanded, but Brady Kearnan finished off a Devin Pipher pass at 9:21 for the power-play goal. Lyle Thompson scored another power-play goal off a Cody Jamieson feed at 11:35, but Jeff Darlison scored unassisted for Brooklin at 13:02. Lyle Thompson then fired a laser for his second of the period at 14:38.
After one period, Six Nations 6 Brooklin 2.
The Chiefs continued what they started in the first. Lyle Thompson opened the scoring with his third of the game off a Tim Edwards feed at 2:46, followed by Cody Jamieson blasting a Sam LeClair pass in at 4:06.
Jack Boyden got Brooklin on the board firing a Zac Carrigan pass at 6:46, but Larson Sundown answered shorthanded off a Bryan Cole feed at 12:10. Eric Fannell continued the barrage converting a Lyle Thompson pass at 12:33.
After two periods, Six Nations 10 Brooklin 4.
Randy Staats opened the third period scoring for Six Nations converting a Sam LeClair feed at 0:32 seconds, but Connor Kearnan answered back for Brooklin with an outside shot off a Brady Kearnan pass 0:30 seconds later. Randy Staats increased the lead to seven with a blast off a Cody Jamieson pass at 4:59.
Brooklin scored on the power-play when Brady Kearnan converted a Caleb Creasor pass at 8:01, but Randy Staats scored his third of the period from a sharp angle off a Larson Sundown pass at 10:37. Bryan Cole converted a Randy Staats feed with a quick stick at 12:45.
Brooklin replaced Riley Hutchcraft with Garrett Thompson in net.
Dalton Sulver picked up a loose ball and went coast to coast to extend the Chiefs lead at 16:18, followed by Larson Sundown scoring off a quick stick from Eric Fannell at 18:04.
Final score, Six Nations 16 Brooklin 6.
The Three Stars:
1. Lyle Thompson
2. Randy Staats
3. Eric Fannell
Brooklin Lacrosse Club:
Brady Kearnan 2g, 1a
Jack Boyden 1g, 1a
Connor Kearnan 1g, 1a
Luke Pilcher 1g, 1a
Six Nations Chiefs:
Lyle Thompson 3g, 3a
Randy Staats 3g, 3a
Larson Sundown 2g, 3a
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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.
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