The Kodiaks Struggles Continue Against The Chiefs

Gary Groob

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The Cobourg Kodiaks (1-6) visited the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario to face the Six Nations Chiefs (5-1-1) in Tuesday night Major Series Lacrosse action.

The Kodiaks had been struggling mightily this year, and were hoping to have a better showing in this game.  The combination of a big strong defense of the Chiefs, Solid goaltending, as well as a well balanced attack was too much for Cobourg on this night.  The Kodiaks fell 8-4 to Six Nations.

To The Game:

The Kodiaks showed enthusiasm to start the game, matching the Chiefs step for step for the majority of the first period.

Joey Cupido opened the scoring in transition for the Chiefs, scoring unassisted at 8:14.  Vaughn Harris increased the lead converting a Brendan Bomberry pass at 18:12.

After one period, Chiefs 2 Kodiaks 0.

Second Period:

The Chiefs started to pull away when Sam LeClair finished an Eric Fannell pass at 3:12, followed by Marshall Powless converting a Sam LeClair pass at 4:56.  Brendan Bomberry scored off a Vaughn Harris feed at 7:51 to make the score 5-0.

Cobourg finally was able to beat Doug Jamieson (Chiefs goalie) when Curtis Conley scored off a long lead pass from Steven Orleman (Kodiaks goalie) shorthanded at 8:37. 

Six Nations scored once more with just 0:09 seconds left in the period.  Eric Fannell converted a Brendan Bomberry pass to restore the five goal lead.

After two periods, Six Nations 6 Cobourg 1.

Third Period:

Vaughn Harris scored his second goal of the night off a Cody Jamieson pass at 8:45, buy was answered back by Alex Simmons finishing off an Aaron Woods feed at 9:35.  Joey Cupido scored again in transition off a long lead pass from Doug Jamieson at 15:39, but again Cobourg answered with Chris Weier converting an Aaron Woods pass at 17:05.  Woods himself scored for the Kodiaks with just 0:10 seconds left, but it was too little too late.

Final score, Six Nations 8 Cobourg 4.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal favored the Six Nations Chiefs 56-33.
  • The Chiefs went 0 for 4 on the power play.
  • Cobourg went 0 for 1 on the power play, but scored once shorthanded.

Top Scorers:

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Aaron Woods 1g, 2a
  • Chris Weier 1g, 0a
  • Alex Simmons 1g, 0a
  • Curtis Conley 1g, 0a

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Brendan Bomberry 1g, 4a
  • Vaughn Harris 2g, 2a
  • Joey Cupido 2g, 0a

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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.