The Chiefs Win A Chippy Affair With The Lakers

The Peterborough Lakers (8-3) visited the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario to face the Six Nations Chiefs (10-2).

These teams have been lighting it up all summer.  The season series is tied 1-1, with the home team coming away victorious in both games.

The fire power for Peterborough includes Holden Cattoni (17g,30a), Turner Evans (17g,23a), Taite Cattoni (11g,17a) and Thomas Hoggarth (14g,3a). 

The Chiefs match-up with Austin Staats (17g,24a), Lyle Thompson (15g,21a), Randy Staats (8g,19a) and Cody Jamieson (10g,18a).

The goalie match-up in this game had Warren Hill in net for the Chiefs against Drew Hutchison in net for the Lakers.

In a game that was important to both teams, the intensity started right from the start.  With both teams using everything in their toolboxes, the crowd at the ILA was treated to a game full of shots, goals, saves and physical play. 

The Chiefs led by one goal after both the first and second periods, but blew it wide open in the third.

Lyle Thompson (0g,7a), Randy Staats (1g,5a) and Shayne Jackson (3g,1a) led the Chiefs to victory.

There were 16 different scorers on a total of 19 goals in this game.

To The Game:

The Peterborough Lakers drew first blood when Josh Currier converted an Austin Hasen pass at 3:15, followed by Eli McLaughlin firing a laser from the side of the net off a rebound from a Turner Evans shot at 9:30.

Six Nations got on the board with Kevin Hill converting a behind the back pass from Randy Staats at 11:02, followed by Larson Sundown, with a great individual effort, scoring at 13:41 off a Lyle Thompson pass.  Shayne Jackson then gave the Chiefs their first lead of the night firing a shot to the top corner off a Lyle Thompson pass at 14:25, but was answered immediately by Eli McLaughlin at 14:55 to tie the game once again.

Eric Fannell and Thomas Whitty squared off in a spirited tilt at 16:00.

Tim Edwards gave the Chiefs the lead once more in transition off a long lead pass from Ty Logan at 17:38.

After one period, Six Nations 4 Peterborough 3.

Second Period:

Six Nations came out flying in the second period.  Cody Jamieson scored in transition off a David Brock feed at 0:47 seconds, followed by Brock himself converting a Randy Staats pass at 2:53.

Holden Cattoni got one back for the Lakers on the power-play blasting a Taite Cattoni pass in at 11:00, followed by a howitzer from Cam Milligan also on the power-play off a Holden Cattoni feed at 0:25 seconds later.

Tyson Bell scored unassisted in transition on the power-play going coast to coast to beat Drew Hutchison at 18:39, but an interception off a Warren Hill clearing pass had Taite Cattoni score unassisted at 19:17 for Peterborough to bring it back to a one goal game.

After two periods, Six Nations 7 Peterborough 6.

Third Period:

Bryan Cole fired a laser to open the third period scoring off a Lyle Thompson pass at 4:21, followed by Dalton Sulver scoring with a blast off a Randy Staats pass at 5:18. 

On a delayed penalty, the Chiefs got on the board again with Shayne Jackson quick sticking a Randy Staats pass at 7:51.  Randy Staats fired a quick stick of his own off a Shayne Jackson feed on the power-play at 9:21.  Shayne Jackson then scored another power-play goal off a Randy Staats pass at 10:11. 

The Chiefs then got into penalty trouble themselves.  Penalty shots were awarded to Eli McLaughlin and Thomas Hoggarth of the Lakers.  Warren Hill came up big on both shots at 11:21.

Eli McLaughlin finally got Peterborough on the board with a dive across the crease off a Holden Cattoni feed at 15:19.

Tyler Biles and Taite Cattoni got into a tussle near the end of the game.  Biles got five for roughing, and Cattoni got five for high sticking at 16:04.

Final score, Six Nations 12 Peterborough 7.

The Three Stars:

1. Lyle Thompson
2. Randy Staats
3. Holden Cattoni

Game Stats:

  • The Chiefs won the faceoff battle 15-7
  • Peterborough went 2 for 5 on the power-play, while Six Nations went 3 for 6.

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Holden Cattoni 1g, 3a
  • Eli McLaughlin 2g, 2a
  • Turner Evans 0g, 2a

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Lyle Thompson 0g, 7a
  • Randy Staats 1g, 5a
  • Shayne Jackson 3g, 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.