The Peterborough Lakers (0-3) traveled to Six Nations to face the Chiefs (3-0) in game three of the best of seven Major Series Lacrosse final at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario.
Austin Staats has had two big games scoring four times in each game leading the Chiefs to a 2-0 series lead. The Cattoni brothers have both been strong for the Lakers, but a more balanced attack will be needed to solve the powerful Chiefs team.
The goalie match-up had Landon Kells in net for Peterborough facing Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs.
In what had to be a must win for the Lakers, Peterborough was playing a much tighter checking game, spreading the Chiefs out.
A low scoring affair through the first period, the second had more scoring with Peterborough looking to get on track scoring three in a row to take a two goal lead midway through the game.
Six Nations put together a ten goal run that stretched from the middle of the second through the entire third period, changing the entire complexion of the game. The Chiefs came away with a 13-5 win taking a 3-0 lead in the best of seven Major Series Lacrosse final.
The series now heads back to Peterborough for game four, with the Lakers backs against the wall.
To The Game:
After a ferocious five minute track meet, Six Nations finally got on the board with an outside shot from Randy Staats at 5:20 to open the scoring. Taite Cattoni fought his way in to the Chiefs zone and beat Jamieson shorthanded at 7:05 to even the score.
Randy Staats gave the Chiefs the lead again on the power-play firing a laser into the top left corner off an Austin Staats pass at 10:54, but Thomas Hoggarth tied the game with a shovel shot from in close off an Austin Hasen pass 0:39 seconds later.
After one period, Six Nations 2 Peterborough 2.
Lyle Thompson opened the second period scoring for Six Nations firing a shot just inside the post off a Randy Staats feed at 2:29, but Thomas Hoggarth scored on the power-play off a behind the back pass from Cam Milligan at 3:35. Hoggarth then got his third of the night again on the power-play off a Josh Currier pass at 5:03, followed by a blast from Holden Cattoni off a Josh Currier feed 0:21 seconds later.
Randy Staats brought the Chiefs within one goal scoring his third of the night off a Shayne Jackson pass at 8:07, followed by Shayne Jackson diving across the crease scoring off a Larson Sundown pass at 8:52.
Tyson Bell scored in transition to give the Chiefs the lead off a Ben McIntosh feed at 16:18, followed by McIntosh himself with a sidearm shot off an Eric Fannell pass at 18:41.
After two periods, Six Nations 7 Peterborough 5.
The third period was entirely the Six Nations Chiefs.
In a beautiful transition play to open the period, Ty Logan finished a Tyson Bell feed at 1:58, followed by Austin Staats blasting a bounced shot from the outside to increase the lead to four goals at 4:35.
Shayne Jackson added to the lead on the power-play with a quick stick off a Randy Staats feed at 6:54, followed by Lyle Thompson with a great individual effort off a Larson Sundown pass at 10:42. Ben McIntosh was credited with the next Chiefs goal just tipping a Randy Staats pass at 11:47, followed by Brad Kri coming in all alone in transition beating Landon Kells at 17:37.
Final score, Six Nations 13 Peterborough 5.
The Three Stars:
1. Randy Staats
2. Tyson Bell
3. Shayne Jackson
- Thomas Hoggarth 3g, 0a
- Holden Cattoni 1g, 1a
- Cam Milligan 0g, 2a
Six Nations Chiefs:
- Randy Staats 3g, 3a
- Shayne Jackson 2g, 4a
- Lyle Thompson 2g, 2a
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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.
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.