Six Nations Cruises To Game 1 Win To Open The Mann Cup

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The Six Nations Chiefs have gotten off to a good start as they picked up a 10-7 win over the New Westminster Salmonbellies on Friday night to open the Mann Cup.

The Chiefs held a 9-4 advantage heading it the third period and held off a late onslaught from the Salmonbellies. Shayne Jackson led Six Nations with a five-point night.

It wasn’t all bad news for New Westminster. They outshot the Chiefs 52-49. Doug Jamieson was outstanding in the Six Nations net, making 45 saves for the victory.

Quick Start For Six Nations

It didn’t take long for Six Nations to flex their muscles. The Chiefs jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the midway mark for the first period.

Lyle Thompson opened the scoring 2:38. Less than four minutes later, Jackson would make it 2-0.

 Cody Jamieson scored Six Nations’ third goal 8:18 into the first period. Randy Staats would then round out the four-goal run at 10:19.

Haiden Dickson got New Westminster on the board with 8:08 to play in the first with a power play marker. Ryan Martel scored unassisted with 6:48 on the clock to narrow the lead to two.

Eric Fanell rounded out the scoring with 3:40 left to make it 5-2 for the Chiefs at the first break.

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Chiefs Keep Their Foot On The Gas

Six Nations extended their lead with Randy Staats finding the back of the net 1:06 in the second.

Jeremy Thompson then took a feed the Doug Jamieson on transition and scored 4:35 into the period as the Chiefs went up 7-2.

The Salmonbellies got a pair of goals back. Kevin Crowley scored 9:25 into the period followed by Keegan Bal 1:18 seconds later.

However, Six Nations didn’t allow New Westminster back into the game. Brad Kri and Shayne Jackson rounded out the second period scoring for the Chiefs to make it 9-4 heading into the third.

Comeback Falls Short

New Westminster tried to mount a comeback in the third, but it fell short.

Kevin Crowley opened the scoring 2:00 into the third. Anthony Malcom followed that up 5:01 later.

Malcom scored his second goal with 5:12 on the clock to make it a two-goal game.

Lyle Thompson then put the game away with 1:15 on the clock as Six Nations would open the Mann Cup with a 10-7 win.

Three Stars

  1. Shayne Jackson, Six Nations Chiefs
  2. Anthony Malcom, New Westminster Salmonbellies 
  3. Doug Jamieson, Six Nations Chiefs 

Top Scorers

Six Nations

Shayne Jackson, 2g 3a

Randy Staats, 2g 2a

Lyle Thompson, 2g 1a

New Westminster 

Kevin Crowley, 2g 1a

Ryan Martel, 1g 2a

Mitch Jones, 3a

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Shawn Slaght
Shawn Slaght

Shawn Slaght has been a sports reporter across the Canadian prairies for over 10 years and has experience covering everything from junior hockey to World Cup skiing to all levels of lacrosse. He is the Saskatchewan correspondent for All Lacrosse All The Time.