The Rivermen Win A Wild One In Six Nations

The Clearview Crushers (0-1) visited the Six Nations Rivermen (1-0) in Ontario Series Lacrosse action Saturday night at the Six Nations Cultural Arena.

In a penalty filled game, the Rivermen won 23-10.  Jordan Durston (4g,1a) and Jordan Goddard (4g,6a) led the way for Six Nations with four goals each.  Riley Miller (3g,2a) and Wes Whitlow (3g,2a) had three each.  The Rivermen were able to shut down the Crushers entirely in the third period while putting seven goals on the board themselves for the lopsided victory.

Clearview was led by Gareth Haigh (4g,4a), and Ryan Haigh (1g,4a).  Ryan Pavic (1g,3a) and Josh Gilray (1g,3a) also were the playmakers for the Crushers.

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To The Game:

Vern Hill opened the scoring for the Rivermen converting a Jordan Durston pass at 1:55, but was answered by Lucas Romano off an Adian Saint pass at 2:04.

Jordan Durston sandwiched a Gareth Haigh power-play marker with a pair of goals to give Six Nations a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.  Wes Whitlow added to the Rivermen lead blasting a Jordan Goddard feed at 7:30, but was answered by Kiochi Nakamurra finishing off a Gareth Haigh pass at 11:06.

Riley Miller got on the scoresheet for the Rivermen converting a Mason Hill pass at 13:17, followed by Jacob Crans finishing a Riley Miller feed at 15:47.

Ryan Pavic got Clearview back on the board firing a laser off a Gareth Haigh pass on the power-play at 16:45, but Layne Smith and Ross Hill answered for Six Nations to end the period.

After one period, Six Nations 9 Clearview 4.

Second Period:

Riley Miller opened the second period scoring shorthanded for the Rivermen converting a Vern Hill pass at 2:16, but Gareth Haigh’s second of the game got Clearview back on the board.

The Rivermen blew the game wide open scoring three goals in 1:44.  Layne Smith fired a howitzer, then Jordan Durston converted a Vern Hill feed, followed by Danton Miller finishing a Mason Hill pass at 6:09.

Angus Rawling got one back for the Crushers at 7:36, but Tyler Van Every answered shorthanded in transition unassisted at 9:06.

Clearview put together their most damaging run with four unanswered goals.  Josh Gilray scored off a Gareth Haigh pass at 12:01, followed by Haigh himself converting a Ryan Pavic pass 0:41 seconds later.  Gareth Haigh added his fourth of the game at 16:41, followed by Ryan Haigh finishing an Angus Rawling pass at 17:09 bringing the game within four goals.

Six Nations finished strong, scoring two quick goals to end the period.  Jordan Goddard converted a Layne Smith pass just 0:04 seconds later, followed by Jacob Crans with his second of the game at 18:00.

After two periods, Six Nations 16 Clearview 10.

Third Period:

This period was all Rivermen, who put seven unanswered goals on the board. 

Ross Hill opened the scoring converting a Vern Hill pass at 2:57, followed by Wes Whitlow with his second of the game at 3:49.

Durston and Whitlow added another goal each followed by Jordan Goddard’s third and fourth of the evening.  Riley Miller scored his third of the night with 2:00 left to end the scoring.

Final score, Six Nations 23 Clearview 10

The Three Stars:

1. Jordan Goddard
2. Gareth Haigh
3. Ross Hill

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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.