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Iroquois Park Sports Centre will host the Inaugural Ontario Lacrosse Festival from July 30, 2004 to August 8, 2004. The week will feature the Tyke Provincial Championships from July 30th to August 1st, the Peewee Lacrosse Championship of Canada from August 1st to August 7th and the Novice Provincial Championship from August 6th to August 8th. The festival is expected to host 2,600 athletes and 2,500 fans ages 6 – 12 years.
There will also be an outdoor “Lacrosse Fun Zone” on-site and with a budget of $ 100,000 and an estimated attendance of 12,500 this will be the largest minor lacrosse festival in Canada in 2004.
I only know how to edit before you post not sure if it can be done afterwards.
p.s. you already do a great job, you don't have to be edited. I might have to come watch a Major game now that my beloved Jr's are out
Congradulations on your series win over St. Catharines Athletics. You will be in the books as having defeated 3 time Ontario Champions and winners of 2 of the last 3 Minto Cups. This will bring an end to a great chapter in St. Catharines lacrosse history.
Good luck the rest of the way.
12 goals in three games did not say much for the Excelsiors, however they made up for that with an eruption Sunday night and managed to upset the Northmen and force a fifth game in Orangeville Monday.
A defensive beginning, not as bad as Game One but coming from the first period of Akwesasne/Green Gaels it was a bit dull and predictable. Definate edge for Orangeville as Brampton goalie Danny Walters was the duck in the shooting gallery. He stopped everything except for a Northmen goal on a 4 on 3 power play.
Scott Gillingham began the second with a quick goal. The Northmen offence continued to press but Walters was even better than before. Not just get in the way of the shots type saves, Walters was pulling some really dramatic rabbits out of his hat - shades of Cole Murray in 2001. Opportunistically Brampton bounced ahead 4-1 then 5-1. After the fifth goal, Agar was pulled, replaced by the Jr.B netminder filling in for injured Scott Patterson(sorry no name available). The Excelsiors extended their lead to 8-1, while Walters continued to frustrate Northmen shooters. It was a tough time for the new goalie to have to face the Brampton offence breaking out of its slump, while the Orangeville defence looked very flatfooted. Power play maker late in the period gave the visitors some life. Then Nathan Sanderson buried a beauty to make it 8-3. This was one of the rare times Jeff Summerfield was not on the floor to shadow #18. The Northmen had a power play the final 2 minutes of the session but Walters again barred the door.
Orangeville struck early in the third, however the Excelsiors answered it. At 9-4 Lindsay Sanderson started to pull his goalie every offensive possession for the rest of the game. It really is something to see. Only the Northmen can be down five goals yet have their opponent scared to death. Sanderson had made a statement to begin the period by reinstating Agar between the pipes, then by pulling his goalie he made it clear there would be no quitting. Still it takes the players to respond to such motivation and the Northmen have always been awesome when it comes to never giving up.
Still it wasn't easy. The Horn Heads got back to 9-5, however their charge was running out of gas with 8 minutes remaining. Walters continued to stand tall, though in less spectacular fashion as his role was reduced to blocking shots from in front of his congested goal. Orangeville scored a power play marker with 7 minutes left and this recharged them. With 4 on 4 lacrosse the Northmen scored twice more to make it 9-8 with less than 2 minutes remaining. 3 on 3 lacrosse followed yet a turnover led to a Sean Felstead breakaway and he hit the open net to secure the win.
Great efforts on the night from John McClure on draws, Ryan Campbell playmaking, both Mayerhoffers, Felstead and Summerfield on defence. Nathan Sanderson great for Orangeville and Jamie Kirk was on fire. Darren Halls had a couple of bull rushes down the floor which picked his teammates up when they were lagging during the disasterous second period. Very impressed with Sanderson. I have always considered him a decent player who picks up loads of power play points, however this season he's bloomed into star material.
Coaching wise, I was very surprised to see Agar pulled. It was like Coach Sanderson was looking ahead - four games in four nights - and wanted to rest his goalie. I'm sure he regretted the move as Agar would have stopped at least one of the three goals Brampton scored during his absence.
Afraid I must complain about the officiating as Gary Martin spoiled what was otherwise an interesting game for me to watch. I even shouted at Martin after Orangeville's sixth goal - very uncharacteristic of me. The only other time I ever shouted at a ref was back in 1994 when Bill Fox really put it to Burlington during a game in Peterborough.
The problem with Martin is a simple one. You never know what to expect from him(what compounds this problem is that he gets more assignments than any other official). Gary Martin and Steve Line made it clear they would let the teams play and call very little the final two periods. There really wasn't need to call much as it was a very cleanly played game. Line was true to this as he only called the odd moving pick over the final forty minutes. Martin was, as usual, inconsistent. Out of the blue he hit Brampton with a penalty with 2 minutes left in the second period. This after the entire period had been penaltyless. Same thing in the third. 12 minutes of no calls then suddenly Martin awarded Orangeville with a power play on a marginal off the ball call against Summerfield. That led to a crucial goal which made it 9-6. The next two penalties came with less than 4 minutes left. Coincidental minors which were not very fragrant as I could see. This meant 4 on 4, which translated to 5 against 4 when the Northmen had possession. This was how they got their next two goals to make it 9-8. Then to top that, with 90 seconds left, two more coincidental minors called by Martin. This meant 3 on 3 lacrosse, 4 on 3 with Northmen possession. A tie game and overtime appeared certain but Brampton got lucky and scored. Give Orangeville full credit for taking advantage, however the referees established a pattern to not call anything unless it was a really bad foul, yet Martin conjured up all these penalties and they came at key moments in the game.
He's done it before - Game 4 1994 Major Final Six Nations against Brooklin. Last minute in a tie game he gave Brooklin a penalty on a very slight slash(the worst call I have ever seen in my life!). Chiefs scored. Won the game, won the series, won the Mann Cup.
1998 Jr.A Final Game Five and the phantom goal Martin awarded which he could not have seen going in because it never went in!
These incidnets should have barred Martin from working any huge games in the future, instead he's gotten every plum assignment available and still does. Someone recently said to me that the problem with the OLA is that it's an Old Boys Club. It will never change or try to improve, it will just keep going and going, tolerating the same flaws as usual. I'm afraid the Old Boys assessment is too accurate. If you shoot pool with John Herd...
The Lakers finished the regular season 2nd overall with 2 wins in Akwesasne this weekend. They defeated the Thunder 10-7 on Saturday and 10-8 on Sunday. Pat O'Toole earned both wins in net for the Lakers. With the wins the Lakers finish in second place earning themselves a bye in the first round of playoffs.
I have to say that I have never encountered a more loyal bunch of fans ,than those that attended the games in Bowmanville this weekend .If every team in the loop had loving fans like these the game would only prosper .Sorry about the town silencing your big horn I thought it was kind of cool ,it certainly added to the electricity in the building.Heres looking to a great series of games in your building next weekend.
PORT DALHOUSIE – The St. Catharines Major Athletics opened the league’s regular season on May 13th with the first of three games in four nights and on this late July night they close out the league’s regular season with the last of three games in four nights. A St. Catharines win tonight means they would move past Akwesasne in the standings and then play 4th place Brampton in the opening round of the playoffs (and perhaps carry some level of confidence of having won 2 out of 3 times against the strong BE club). A Brampton win would mean they would play Akwesasne and the A’s would then play the Six Nations Chiefs.
St. Catharines would open the scoring about 5 minutes into this one as big Tony Henderson would take advantage of a useful Ken Millin screen to break in from the right side and deposit the ball behind Brampton goalie Brandon Miller.
Miller would later engineer a nice down-floor pass to a fast-breaking Bobby McBride and the good looking rookie would beat A’s goalie Matt Vinc to tie it a one about 13 minutes in period one.
St. Catharines would regain the lead about 3 minutes later as Mark Steenhuis would find cutter Aaron Wilson open and feed him for a bounce shot goal.
First period would end win the A’s up by a narrow 2 to 1 margin.
St. Catharines would play some energetic and confident lacrosse in going on a 5-goal scoring run through the first half of the second period. Just over the 2-minute mark, an errant Mike Hominuk pass would elude Steenhuis but the talented A’s attacker would corral the rebound off the side boards and beat his check and then goalie Miller to make it 3 to 1. Mike Daley would add another about a half minute later before Vinc would make a couple of outstanding saves on Steve Penny on a breakaway and on Casey Zaph setup on the doorstep.
Brampton late season addition Ian Rubel would get nabbed for a minor infraction at 6:42 and on the power-play Hominuk would deliver a long bounce-shot marker at 7:44 after a feed out from creaseman Chris Mackie. Less than a minute later Wilson would get his second of the night after some good work by Sean Holmes to come down with a rebound jump-ball in a crowd before Matt Skinner lugged it down-floor to set up the Toronto Rock star. BE hard-nose Tim O’Brien would get a roughing penalty after the goal for an upper-cut that narrowly missed Skinner but not the notice of referee Nurse.
On the subsequent A’s power-play, Vinc would be forced to make a good save on a BE Luc Forget breakaway before ex-Niagara Falls Gambler Tony Henderson would roll a shot under Miller to give the home-side a 7 to 1 lead.
Miller would make a couple of outstanding saves on the ever-dangerous Wilson about mid-way through the period, while at the other end, Vinc’s good play would be assisted by some fat goal-posts as Aime Caines, Blaine Manning and Dan Dawson all hit iron.
Brampton would finally get their second with about a minute left in the period. Manning would back-peddle in the attacking zone and notice Beaches grad McBride left unchecked. A quick shout of “Bob” alerted the unaware rookie for the upcoming pass which he then converted for his second of the night and 21st of the season.
A good period for the A’s as they headed into the second intermission up by a score of 7 to 2.
Early in the third, BE’s Dan Dawson would take the ball in his own end and begin a down-floor charge as the A’s switched on the run to their defensive unit. Somehow the big man went unnoticed and moved unmolested into a good shooting position before feeding Badger Sandy Chapman at the doorstep to make the score 7 to 3 in the 1st minute of period 3.
Vinc would make some exception saves on Phil Sanderson and Steve Penny in close before the next BE marker came near the 11-minute mark. A BE screen was setup on the left side and I believe it was Chapman who made the hard shot to get the visitors to 3 goals down. For the second game in a row, the absence of any PA announcements at the Bill Burgoyne Arena made confirmation of goals and assists difficult. I’m actually beginning to miss the effervescent Mr. Paisley’s voice cry out “and for the intermission entertainment, the Vienna Boys Choir.”
The last goal of the night would come off the reliable stick of Mark Landriault as he broke free of Chris Driscoll and took a Steenhuis feed to make it 4 goal A’s lead with just over 7 minutes remaining.
Final score: St. Catharines Major Athletics 8, Brampton Excelsiors 4
No shows for the A’s included: Pat McCready, Drew Candy, Rob Taylor.
No shows for the Excelsiors included: Josh Sanderson, Colin Doyle, Dan Teat, Jon Harasym
Not a great deal at stake for either team as BE was assured of finishing fourth but St. Catharines could claim the 5th spot over Akwesasne with a win. The positive take-aways for the A’s on this night is they have now put together real solid efforts in the last two home outings (including the Brooklin last Thursday) and seemed to be headed into the playoffs on a high and playing their best ball of the season. There were also three new 3 faces in their lineup in the defensive end. Two I didn’t recognize but the third was solid veteran Darren Mutch who offers ample leadership and stability. All three “newcomers’ played well.
The St. Catharines Major Athletics open up the playoffs on the road against these same Brampton Excelsiors. After starting the season with a 7 – 0 start, BE went a surprising 4 –7 over their last 13 games. A big factor in that would be the absence of team leader Josh Sanderson. Regardless of the regular season performance, any team loaded with this much talent and coached by Terry Sanderson must be considered a serious contender. St. Catharines meanwhile showed improvement as the season drew down and at times flashes of brilliance. This could be an interesting series.
An exciting afternoon of lacrosse at the home of the Gaels today ,this game had everything for the fans and more .The Lightning jumped out to an early lead and looked to be in full control of the game exiting the first period with a 3-1 lead .The Gaels kept fighting back in a marathon second period that saw Akwesanes Goaler penalised for having too wide a set of shoulder pads on .The Gaels insisted they were still illegal and challenged the refs again, this time the gaels were penalised for delay of game .A third request yielded what the Gaels were after and the Lightnings goaler Daylan Adams was banished to the showers Angus Goodleaf came in in relief and stoned the Gaels many times in the third .The Lightning took some exception to the way the Gaels defenders were handling people coming across the middle,Andy Glenn laid a good heavy check on a lightning player ,however #13 Goodleaf decided to leave his bench to discuss the hit with Mr Glenn and hit him in the face with his helmet ,too bad he was still wearing it .These actions cost Mr Goodleaf maybe the rest of the season ,on the insuing 10 minute power play (5 for fighting,A game misconduct for leaving the bench 5 minutes for attempt to injure and a second game misconduct )the Gaels got close and rounded out the second behind by a score of 5-4.The third period saw the Gaels come out gunning and using their vaunted fast transition game to its fullest ,Colin Baker from Goalie Joel Weber wowed the crowd again with the long ball to the streaking Baker .The game ended tied at 5s.The Gaels struck quickly in the OT with goals at 1:22 and 2:43 to take a two goal lead .#20 Wes Oakes blasted one past Weber to bring them to within 1, however the Gaels defense was full measure and wouldnt let Akwesane get a clear shot on net .Refs did a good job today (Wiswell and Watson )in front of a huge partisan crowd ,the only downer on the day was the constant stickwork by the Lightning while the refs backs were turned ,no need for that when you are trying to win a championship .The remainder of this series goes next weekend on the Island.This was a fine two days for lacrosse a lot of people who had never attended a game before, were in attendance and were treated to a first class performance by both teams ,lets keep playing hard guys and dont let this series be decided by the penalty box.Ron Messer PR Green Gaels
SENIOR B PLAYOFF GREEN GAELS 7, AKWESASNE LIGHTNING 6 OVERTIME
SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2004, GARNET RICKARD ARENA, CLARINGTON
Green Gaels lead best of five series 2-0
Green Gaels 1, 3, 1, 2 = 7
Akwesasne 3, 2, 0, 1 = 6
Green Gaels 15, 25, 16, 6 = 62
Akwesasne 14, 14, 11, 14 = 53
Green Gaels 12, 25, 22, 4 = 63
Akwesasne 12, 45, 23, 2 = 82
Green Gaels– Joel Weber, Curtis Doherty on the bench; Akwesasne – Daylan Adams (18 shots, 1 goal allowed) until 4:00 of the second period, Angus Goodleaf (44 shots, 6 goals allowed) finished.
Green Gaels 3; Akwesasne 2
Green Gaels 1; Akwesasne 0
Green Gaels– Joel Weber (0,2); James Barton (2,0); Jimmy Mumford (0,1); Cory Upshaw (0,1); Jeff Tsuji (0,1); Steve Truzak (1,0); Eric Howe (1,0); Michael Calnan (2,0); Steve Hutchins (0,1); Colin Baker (1,0); Shane Sargent (0,2); Alex Henderson (0,2)
Akwesasne – Brandon Francis (0,1); Curry Rice (1,0); Andrew Lazore (2,2); Lee Thomas (2,0); Brandon Swamp (0,1); Wes Oakes (1,0); Adam Delormier (0,1)
Refs: Andy Watson, Jason Wiswell; standby Matt Robinson
Time of game: 2 hrs., 51 mins
50/50 Winnings: $211.50
0 - 1 1. 3:34 AKW Lazore unassisted
0 - 2 2. 8:05 AKW Lazore unassisted
0 - 3 3. 15:54 AKW Lee Thomas (Lazore) PP 5 on 4
1 - 3 4. 19:56 GAELS Howe (Mumford, Hutchins) 4 on 4
1 - 4 5. 4:38 AKW Lee Thomas unassisted 3 on 3
2 - 4 6. 5:29 GAELS Barton unassisted PP 4 on 3
3 - 4 7. 12:05 GAELS Barton (Henderson, Sargent) PP 4 on 3
4 - 4 8. 13:46 GAELS Calnan (Tsuji, Henderson) PP 5 on 4
4 - 5 9. 17:50 AKW Rice (Delormier, Francis)
5 - 5 10. 14:22 GAELS Baker (Upshaw, Weber)
6 - 5 11. 1:22 GAELS Truzak (Weber)
7 - 5 12. 2:43 GAELS Calnan (Sargent)
7 - 6 13. 7:57 AKW Oakes (Swamp) PP 5 on 4
At 3:04 of the second period, Daryl Jackson of the Gaels and Wahiio Jacobs of Akwesasne collided against the boards and came up fighting. Both received 5 min majors for fighting.
At 4:00 of the second period, Andy Glen of the Gaels put a hit on Lee Thomas of Akwesasne much to the displeasure of Charlie Goodleaf who left the bench and went after Glen. Goodleaf did all the punching and included a head butt. Glen did not retaliate. Penalties to Charlie Goodleaf were 5 mins for fighting, 5 mins match penalty for attempt to injure, and 2 game misconducts. Glen did not return to game suffering from a headache.
During the middle of the second period, Brandon Gay of the Gaels left the bench to try and get involved on what he perceived to be an unwarranted shot on one of his team mates. He received a game misconduct.
At 2:34 of the third period Wahiio Jacobs received 5 mins for high sticking and a game misconduct.
The Gaels requested three illegal measurements on goalie Daylan Adams.
The first occurred at 1:14 of the second period, and Adams was found to be using excessive forearm padding. Two minute penalty to Akwesasne.
The second occurred at 3:04 of the second period. Again a forearm measurement. It was legal and why wouldn’t it be after adjustments on the first request. Two minute penalty for delay of game to Gaels.
The third at 4:00 of the second period was for illegal shoulder pads. Pads were oversize. Two minute penalty to Akwesasne.
These three requests for equipment measurements added about forty minutes to the game
At this point, Akwesasne changed goal keepers. As a fan shouted out Adams may have illegal shoes and maybe it was true.
The Wamper always cognizant of new records wonder if this was a record for goalie measurements in a game.
Jonas Derks was absent behind the Gaels bench, playing for the Akwesasne Thunder major team. Lacrosse makes for strange bed fellows. Derks was ably replaced by Shawn Williams of the Brooklin Redmen.
The executives of the Ottawa Titans Junior A franchise were in attendance to scout for the upcoming draft. After this game they were headed to Peterborough to see the next game of the Junior A playoff series between Peterborough and Whitby.
The Gaels seem to find a tough way to win. With a fairly save lead in overtime, the Gaels took two consecutive penalties late in overtime to give Akwesasne a chance to tie and go into sudden death (victory) overtime.
The first call was for an added piece of equipment on one arm. the second call for the same thing, but the goalie must have taken it off. the third for illegal shoulder pads (football style). what a game! When will television stations realize what they're missing and start covering this stuff?!
Lightning – Lazore (Rice) 2:34
Lightning - Lazore (Rice) 8:05
Lightning – L. Thomas (Lazore, Francis) 15:54
Green Gaels – Howe (Mumford, Hutchins) 19:56
Lightning – L. Thomas (unassisted) 4:38
Green Gaels – Barton (Tsuji) 5:29
Green Gaels – Barton (Henderson, Sargent) 12:05
Green Gaels – Calnan (Henderson, Tsuji) 13:46
Lightning – Rice (Delormier, Francis) 17:50
Green Gaels – Baker (Upshaw, Weber) 14:22
Green Gaels – Truzak (Weber) 1:22
Green Gaels – Calnan (Sargent) 2:43
Lightning – Oakes (Swamp) 7:57
Penalty Minutes – Lightning 53; Green Gaels 50
A Sunday afternoon tilt that took about 3 hours to complete due to numerous stoppages in play in the second period. This game was definately more chippy that last night's game, including a game misconduct to Lightning Charlie Goodleaf for headbutting. Standout Lightning goalie Daylan Adams was retired from the game after two measurements against his equipment. Back up Angus Goodleaf was up to task and made several key stops and kept the Lightning in the game. The Gaels forced overtime with the lone marker in the third.
In OT, the Gaels carried the play in the early going and were rewarded with two crease goals on Goodleaf. Wes Oakes let go a blistering shot to bring the Lightning within one goal, but they couldn't breakdown the Gaels D, even with the man advantage for the last few minutes.
this could be a good thing for the young Athletic squad. By facing elmination tonight there is a good chance that it will knock some sense into these guys and will hopefully make them play like they did at the start of the season. This will probably be the most exciting game to watch thus far.
Lets see it boys, bring the series back to St kitts on wednesday.
Bleed Double BLUE!!!!!
pass a message on to Steven Truzak. I don't know if he remembers or not, but we used to play novice hockey together in Bedford, Nova Scotia (The Bedford Blues). You guys are having a great season, keep it up.
-Chet Koneczny (#9 Barrie Tornado/O'ville Northmen)
PS Was your dad the Dunkin' Donuts guy (I may be wrong, do you remember him?)-lol
WARRIORS: Ryan Monoghan Tyler Geoffrey; Reg VanVezlen (2); Jamie Downey (2); Jason Mazachowski (2); Bryan Mazachowski 2,0(2); Shane Robinson 0,1; Garrett Ball 1,1; Kyle Goertz (2); Matt Tattrie 1,0(2); Mark Biamonte; Joe Murray 0,1; Andrew Burkholder 3,2(2); Brandon Fung (2); Pete Ragnar (2); Jon Ram; Adam Moore 1,1; Kyle Schmelzle 0,1; Kyle Flaherty (2); Dan Williams 0,2.
MOHAWKS: Ryan McNaughton 0,1; Graham Cousins; Davin McDougall 1,0; Jeremy Machin 1,0(4); Travis Fowlie 0,1(2); Mike Piluk; Mike Weadick 1,0(2); Rob Marshall (2); Matt Quinton 2,0; Jarrett Denny; Jamie Rooney 0,4; Scott Wilson (2); Dan Montgomery (2); Jordan Bosomworth 0,1; John Foley 3,0; Tyler Johnston 0,2; Dustin Janssen 0,1; Jamie Lincoln 1,0; Brett Johnston; Dane Dobbie 1,2(2).
Thistles has just arrived. We just went through the 1946 scoring of all the games and came across the game of July 8th, 1946 Hamilton 42, Orillia 7. So that's the new official most goals by one team in a Senior A/Major game until someone notifies Thistles and I elsewise.
The fleet footed Gaels bouyed once again by the stellar play of rookie goalie Joel Weber defeated an amazinly talented group of young men from akwesane tonight >The much bigger lightning couldnt catch some of the gaels quicker smaller players tonight and that resulted in the majority of the gaels scores on the night .The very talented lightning led by #8 Brandon Francis who,s outside shot is a thing to behold got in a hole ealy in the third when the Gaels scored twice in the first minute .This was without a doubt the best game played in Bowmanville this season,a game that featured very little funny business as the teams stuck to lacrosse .Refs Wiswell and Robinson kept the game under control for the most part ,not affecting the outcome on the night in any way .Next game in this exciting series goes tomorrow (SUN) at 2 pm in the friendly confines of the garnet Rickard Center ,come to Bowmanville early and check out some of the nice cafe,s and shopping available in this historic town .
Terrific exhibition of Jr.B lacrosse Saturday night as the Green Gaels edged Akwesasne 10-7. The summary was posted below so I won't bore you with little details.
Good pace the first period. Lightning struck early but after that struggled against an aggressive Gaels defence. Clarington pulled ahead 3-1 before the visitors rallied late to tie.
Second period was very interesting. Akwesasne grabbed the lead early stayed in front most of the period thanks to great goaltending from Daylan Adams. Gaels started sneaking a player out of the defensive end early(why don't more coaches do this?) and they created numerous breakaways, which they couldn't cash in on. This made for a helter skelter pace to the game with frantic end to end action. Finally the Gaels cashed in thanks to Jimmy Mumford. He had a partial breakaway, however the Akwesasne defender was right with him and appeared to have his stick covered if he took a shot. Then Mumford cut in front of the defender and beat Adams as he drove across the goal mouth. The period ended 6-5 Akwesasne.
Third period was all Gaels. The teams started four on four and Colin Baker struck twice in one minute to turn the game on its head. Later Dustin Morrison scored a strange goal. Morrison was outstanding dominating the draws all night but goal scoring doesn't seem to come naturally to him. He did outrun three Lightning players down the floor but stumbled head first as he reached the goal. The ball somehow found its own way into the net. It was catchup the rest of the night for Akwesasne and they never could get close enough. On the Green Gaels lone power play of the period Michael Calnan scored. On the Lightnings' lone man advantage the Gaels scored shorthanded. 10-7 final.
Overall a very exciting game, however it was also very sloppy at times. It seemed the players were using tennis racquets as the ball control was so poor. Akwesasne's power play extremely disappointing. They have loads of individual talent but they never did more then baby passes, which had no hope of getting the goalie out of position, then finally someone would wind up and shoot. They love to wind up and shoot! Two keys for the Gaels was they played more like a team and, not to be forgotten, Akwesasne was playing after a long bus ride. Clarington definately had a step on them the second period and two steps in the third. It will be interesting to see a fresh Lightning squad in action Sunday.
A word on the officiating...outstanding! I was seeing Wiswell(I remembered his name!) for the third straight game but Robinson for the first time. They called a terrific game. With all the things going on it was not an easy assignment, yet they managed like old pros. I especially liked the third period as they decided to let practically everything go. And there was loads of cheap stuff which could have been called both ways. To have done so would have bogged the game down terribly. Instead the referees let it all go and the contest flowed majestically to the end. John Herd was in attendance and I hope he saw the same game I saw. There are good, young refs out there. We don't have to have a steady dose of Gary Martin all the time.
One play the Lightning were on top of was board play on missed or intentionally missed shots. Or, as the shot clock wound down and they dropped a freebie, there was always a Lightning player to follow up on any rebound and they gained a fresh clock back on more than a few occasions. The Gaels will have to be careful of that or they are going to get burned on those plays. Conversely, the Gaels did the usual clock-winding-down freebie shot and turned back when they themselves could have gained possession of the ball on the rebound.
The Lightning are definitely the fastest team the Gaels have played all year and on several occasions the Gaels were simply outrun by speedy Lightning players. I think for the first two periods the Gaels were on their heels at times which led to some uncharacteristic sloppy passes. Must have been a interesting between period chat in the dressing room because the Gaels came out flying in the third and used their speed to advantage.
From where I was sitting, Dusty's goal was, as my son put it, "phenomenal!" Dustin is more known as the face-off guy and a bruiser D guy, but how he broke away from three Lightning on the left side was something to see! I am sure he was giving every last ounce of energy to get to the net and was rewarded. Nice goal Dusty!
On Baker's two to open the third, honourable mention goes to Steve Truzak for gaining possession on the face-offs and surviving the beating to get the ball to a man in the clear. On the second goal Steve was basically sitting on the floor with three Lightning defenders trying to whack the ball away and he kept his cool and got the ball out to the open man.
And yeah Paul, that was probably the best reffed game at Rickards all year. Let 'em play makes for a great game and that is what we saw. I am sure last night's game will still be the buzz when the whistle goes this aft at 2.
Good point on Akwesasne keeping possessions alive on missed shots. I enjoyed watching the Lightning players for their individual athleticism. So it really surprises me how uncreative their power play was. Maybe it was just an off night. We'll see today.
Brooklin 19 Windsor 1 - final score, second and third periods clock ran full time so game was done in 90 minutes, Warlocks played Ginny Capicchioni, female goaltender. Williams listed at (5,3), official scoresheet has # 51 scoring 10th goal for the Redmen although fans saw Derek Suddons actually score the goal. Toll at (3,2), Nash started and came out at 13:44 of the second - no goals on him, only Windsor marker occurred at 16:13 of the second and back-up Scott Wylie was in net. Full report soon at www.brooklinredmenlacrosse.com as well as Game Reports section on this site.
Brooklin Redmen clinched first place and a bye into the Major Series semi-final with the victory. The last two periods were played with the clock running. Shawn Williams was unofficially 5+3 and Steve Toll was 3+2. Trevor Meyerhoffer scored the Windsor goal sometime in the second period.
Larry's Driver will be putting up his much more detailled summary either tonight or tomorrow.
Anybody seen Thistles out wandering the streets after the Gael game. He was supposed to crash here after the game but I just got home.
MAJOR BROOKLIN REDMEN 19 WINDSOR WARLOCKS 1
SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2004, IROQUOIS PARK ARENA, WHITBY
Brooklin 9, 3, 7 = 19
Windsor 0, 1, 0 = 1
Brooklin 30, 23, 17 =70
Windsor 3, 7, 8 =18
Brooklin 0, 2, 4 = 6
Windsor 2, 0, 2 = 4
Brooklin – Gee Nash (6 shots, 0 goal allowed)until 14:00 of the second, Scott Wylie (12 shots, 1 goal allowed) finished; Windsor – Mike McKay (49 shots, 11 goals allowed) until 14:00 of the second, Ginny Capicchioni (21 shots, 8 goals allowed) finished.
Brooklin 1; Windsor 0
Brooklin 1; Windsor 0
Brooklin – Gee Nash (0,3); Scott Wylie (0,2); Derek Suddons (2,2); Steve Hoar (1,2); Ashton McLean (1,2); Mike McLellan (1,1); Tyler Francey (1,2); Steve Toll (3,2); Cam Woods (0,1); Peter Lough (0,2); Scott Stapleford (1,2); Kasey Beirnes (1,2); Scott Campbell (0,1); Mike Morrison (0,4); Pat Maddalena (3,0); Shawn Williams (4,4); J.D. Smithson (1,0)
Windsor – Trevor Meyerhoffer (1,0); James Fortier (0,1)
Refs: Grant Spies, Terry King
Time of game: 1 hr., 31 mins
50/50 Winnings: $88.50 won by Shawn Williams’s Mom
1 - 0 1. 1:45 BRK McLean (Toll, Nash)
2 - 0 2. 3:09 BRK Williams (Nash)
3 - 0 3. 5:54 BRK Maddalena (Williams, Morrison)
4 - 0 4. 6:41 BRK Toll (Williams, McLellan)
5 - 0 5. 7:21 BRK Beirnes (Morrison, Derek Suddons)
6 - 0 6. 14:44 BRK Williams (Francey, Nash)
7 - 0 7. 15:42 BRK Maddalena (Campbell)
8 - 0 8. 16:43 BRK McLellan (Beirnes, McLean)
9 - 0 9. 19:02 BRK Williams (Morrison) PP 5 on 4
10 - 0 10. 4:40 BRK Derek Suddons (Williams)
11 - 0 11. 6:47 BRK Francey (Toll, Hoar)
11 - 1 12. 16:10 WDR Meyerhoffer (Fortier)
12 - 1 13. 19:28 BRK Toll (Lough, Wylie)
13 - 1 14. 3:03 BRK Maddelena (Hoar, Stapleford)
14 - 1 15. 4:32 BRK Toll unassisted SH 4 on 5
15 - 1 16. 10:32 BRK Williams (McLean, Beirnes)
16 - 1 17. 12:01 BRK Derek Suddons (Stapleford, Morrison)
17 - 1 18. 14:57 BRK Hoar (Francey, Wylie)
17 - 1 19. 15:48 BRK Stapleford (Derek Suddons, Woods)
19 - 1 20. 17:17 BRK Smithson (Lough, Williams)
The few penalties in this game were not by commission but rather by omission . Mainly players accidentally raising their sticks.
Spoke to John Conflitti after the game. He understood that it was going to be a tough haul this year. The team essentially had about three weeks to get ready for the season.
It was difficult to get players to commit on such short notice. He has invested a lot of time and money to keep the franchise afloat this year.
He and his team will be prepared much better next year and will definitely be competing next year. John Rosa is the interim general manager.
Four players who would have helped the team tonight were released to play Senior B and they were involved in the playoffs for their respective teams on this night. The four were Nick Trudeau, John Rosa, Francis Dostie, and Jeff Soulliere.
Spoke to Ginny Capicchioni and she is grateful to John Conflitti for giving her a chance to play this year. She still feels she has a shot at playing with a NLL team in the winter. Playing Major lacrosse and NLL expansion will enhance her chance of playing in the winter.
Brooklin’s tenth goal was recorded as being scored by Shawn Williams. In fact it was scored by Derek Suddons with an assist by Williams.
The second and third periods were run at straight time and the game was over in about and hour and half.
Lightning - Rice (L. Thomas) 00:56
Green Gaels - Calnan (Sargent, M. Jackson) 2:08
Green Gaels - Mumford (unassisted) 4:11
Green Gaels - Calnan (Henderson) 16:25
Lightning - L. Thomas (Francis, Delormier) 17:56
Lightning - J. Thompson (unassisted) 19:18
Lightning - Francis (Diabo) 2:04
Green Gaels - Mumford (Glen) 7:23
Lightning - Diabo (Francis) 8:11
Green Gaels - Sargent (Tsuji) 9:29
Lightning - Rice (unassisted) 16:38
Green Gaels - Baker (Truzak) 00:22
Green Gaels - Baker (Howe, Truzak) 1:00
Green Gaels - Morrison (unassisted) 3:03
Lightning - Lazore (Francis) 11:34
Green Gaels - Calnan (Sargent) 13:41
Green Gaels - Henderson (Baker, M. Jackson) 18:31
Penalty Minutes: Green Gaels 27; Lightning 23
Big crowd watched a entertaining tilt at the Garnet B Rickard Rec Centre tonight as the Green Gaels raised their game a level against the visiting Akwesasne Lighting. A three goal Gael run to start the third period changed the momentum of the game. Up until that point the teams had exchanged goals in a cautious, but chippy contest. Dustin Morrison's gutsy second effort unassisted marker at 3:03 of the third seemed to deflate the visitors and they found it tough to come back against a stingy and hard hitting Gaels defence.
Game two goes at Rickards Sunday afternoon at 2 PM.
The Six nations Arrows put a serious dent in the St. Catharines Athletics chances for a fourth straight appearance in the Ontario final. The Arrows played about as good a road period as they could have. They were stonewalled a few times early by goalie Attwood, and saw St. Catharines take a 1-0 lead on a Frank Resetarits goal at 2:51. Despite St. Catharines pouring it on, they maintained their composure and held the fort. They got a break in the form of a penalty 10 nimutes in and didn't waste their oppurtunity. Craig Point solved Attwood at 10:12 then Point set up Rayce Vyse for the go ahead goal. Before the A's could catch their breath, captain Monture set up Scott Ditzell and it was 3-1 Arrows. So in the space of 1:40 the A's went from up 1 to down 2.
The A's started the period with a 2 man advantage but were unable to capitalize.The Arrows now sensing the A's might be rattled, came at St. Kitts hard. When Minto Cup champ and former A Brett Bucktooth scored to give the visitors a 4-1 lead, the large contingent of Arrows fans were on their feet. The game seemed to lose any of its flow at that point. Both teams were overly anxious with their passes resulting in some rather shabby lacrosse. It was'nt until the 11 minute point when Corey Small scored on the powerplay, that the game got interesting again. St. Kitts then closed to within one on a fluker from Dylan Llord. Just as the 30 second clock was about to expire, he fired a shot at the net. The shot went wide, hit the boards, then the back of Vanevery who had come out to play the angle, and it went off Vanevery and in to the net. That sent the teams to the intermission with Nations holding a 4-3 lead.
No scoring in the first 5 minutes of the 3rd. At 5:24 captain Jamie Floris tied the game up. He was in the crease when he scored, however referees Moxam and Nurse ruled he was pushed in from behind, and allowed the goal to stand. The A's now realizing they had a chance despite not having played their best, played with renewed enthusiasm. Dylan Llord on a nice effort gave the A's a 5-4 lead at 8:00 even. The A's then had some good shots, but were met by some nice saves by Vanevery. Just as it was in the first the A's took a penalty and there went the ol momentum swing again. Matt Myke scored a beauty from the slot to knot things at 5 the goal coming at 14:41. Only 29 seconds later Mitch Nanticoke restored Nations lead. A minute later it was the Arrows turn for a fluker when Attwood went for a loose ball, passed it to his defenceman, who then made a cross floor pass that was either misfired or knocked down, I'm not sure. The result was Craig Point got the ball , had a wide open net and made no mistake burying to give the Orange shirts a 2 goal lead. Once again the A's had given up 3 goals in a minute and a half. Don McIlroy did close the gap to 7-6 at 16:47 but that was as close as they got.
So now the A's are forced to win 3 straight a monumental task at this point. But all A's players should be proud, as they are wearing the sweater with pride. They have really stepped it up in these playoffs and the experience they are gaining is invaluable.
The Arrows are also impressive. They are also young and improving. I believe the key to their win tonight was they were much more in control of their enotions than on Wednesday night here. The stayed out of the box and were rewarded.
While I was waiting for my chili to heat up prior to the Windsor Warlock game I got thinking, which team has scored the most goals in the history of Senior A/Major lacrosse. I did a quick check and the best I could come up with was June 16, 1953 St.Kitts 35, Brampton 8. I know I've never come across a 40 goal game so until someone proves me wrong I guess that record stands until... I won't say it.
I was actually there the Oshawa Green Gaels set the Junior A record on Monday, June 9, 1969 beating Peterborough 45-10.Johnny Clayton had 9 goals and 5 assists. There were some pretty fair lacrosse players in that Peterborough lineup that night, including a tall lanky kid by the name of John Grant. That's the senior one.
Now a drum roll please.... . I believe it was junior C without looking it up but the score ... Huntsville Teentowners 57, Markham 3. Funny thing was John Clayton was playing for Huntsville this night and had a mesely 4 goals and 3 assists. The big guns were Wayne Hope 9+3, Larry Ireland 9+8. I won't mention who the goaltender was for the Markham team.
Anyone who spends 11 hours at the library on certain days going through old newspapers doing lacrosse history is bound to come up with information, also when you get to be my age you've actually been at some of these games like the Green Gael 45-10 victory over Peterborough in 1969 I was actually there at the Oshawa Civic Auditorium when it happened.
Do to computer problems Ballots for the Evil Empire Lacrosse 2004 OLA Major Awards are not due until 11pm Sunday July 25th.
I may have lost a couple of ballots in a computer crash so all should resubmit
Photo's from the Redmen game should be up in an hour or so.
Last weeks player of the week will be up later tonight
Works the same way as the Jr.A Pool. Choose one player from each of the ten groups plus two free agents not on the player list. Most points wins. In the event of a tie, most goals wins. Next tie break is points per game average(least games played). Deadline for entries is Sunday July 25th at 11pm. Send picks to:
Please take care to not make any mistakes like players from wrong group or free agents on the list. I'll do my best to catch any mistakes, however final responsibilty falls on each participant.
Entries can be sent any time now. You get only one shot at it. Once your team is in you cannot make any changes.
The Major playoff format sees the top two teams getting a first round bye. Teams 3 to 6 pair off for the best of five Quarter Final. Semi Final and Final are best of seven series. Brampton, St.Catharines and Akwesasne will all have to play in Quarter Final. Brooklin, Peterborough and Six Nations still fighting for two byes.
If you can email your team using the following format it would save me a bit of work and be greatly appreciated:
Any questions post to this thread or email me. Player lIst to follow. Good Luck!
Shawn Williams - Brooklin(104)
John Tavares - Akwesasne(81)
Josh Sanderson - Brampton(80)
Gavin Prout - Brooklin(78)
Scott Evans - Peterborough(66)
Colin Doyle - Brampton(64)
Mark Steenhuis - St.Catharines(63)
Jason Clark - Peterborough(58)
Cory Bomberry - Six Nations(58)
Delby Powless - Six Nations(57)
Kasey Beirnes - Brooklin(56)
Brad Self - Peterborough(51)
Mike Longboat - Six Nations(50)
Gewas Schindler - Six Nations(50)
Mat Giles - Peterborough(49)
Scott Thompson - Akwesasne(47)
Jon Harasym - Brampton(47)
Steve Evans - Peterborough(45)
Mike Benedict - Akwesasne(45)
Dan Teat - Brampton(42)
Tony Henderson - St.Catharines(41)
Matt Marchildon - Akwesasne(40)
Steve Toll - Brooklin(39)
Dan Dawson - Brampton(36)
Blaine Manning - Brampton(36)
Dan Carey - Peterborough(35)
Mike Hominuk - St.Catharines(34)
Jason Henhawk - Six Nations(33)
Marc Landriault - St.Catharines(32)
Roger Vyse - Six Nations(32)
Tom Montour - Six Nations(31)
Chris Driscoll - Brampton(29)
Mike Morrison - Brooklin(29)
Kevin Dostie - Peterborough(29)
Garet Kikot - Brooklin(29)
Neal Powless - Six Nations(28)
Cam Bomberry - Six Nations(27)
Rusty Kruger - Brampton(27)
Bob McBride - Brampton(26)
Kim Squire - Six Nations(25)
Brandon Sanderson - Peterborough(24)
Scott Stewart - Peterborough(24)
Clayton Barnes - Akwesasne(24)
Steve Hoar - Brooklin(23)
Brian Kazarian - Brampton(22)
Lucas Mitchell - Akwesasne(22)
Brian Coswell - Peterborough(22)
Clay Hill - Six Nations(22)
Raweras Mitchell - Akwesasne(21)
Mike McLellan - Brooklin(21)
Dallas Squire - Six Nations(21)
Kyle Jamieson - Six Nations(21)
Mike Daley - St.Catharines(20)
Kariwate Mitchell - Akwesasne(19)
Kevin Dance - Brampton(17)
Jason Crosbie - Brooklin(17)
J.D. Jones - Six Nations(17)
Jonas Derks - Akwesasne(17)
Peter Tavares - Akwesasne(17)
Greg Phillips - Akwesasne(16)
Steve Penny - Brampton(15)
Lance Mitchell - Akwesasne(15)
Scott Stapleford - Brooklin(15)
Tim Burke - Peterborough(15)
Peter Lough - Brooklin(15)
Chris Mackie - St.Catharines(15)
The much anticipated eastern Conference final kicks off tonight in Bowmanville when the Lightning invade the friendly confines of the Garnet Rickard Centre @8pm .The Lightning proved they were the best team in the east with thier stellar regular season performance ,the Gaels finished a close second .The Gaels have only lost once in the post season ,while Akwesasne was extended to 5 games by oakville and to 4 by Halton Hills .The key to this game for the Gaels is to stay out of the penalty box something they have been guilty of all year.The Gaels have had a weeks rest,and lots of time to put together game stategy .So hold your breath ,and anything else you want cause ,these 2 games are gonna rock the house .Bev Stacey from the School for Indigenous languages will be on hand to bless the games with the traditional Mohawk speeech of thanksgiving and greeting,to be followed by OCanada .Ms Stacey speech is featured to remind all of us of the aboriginal roots our great game has , the place it has played in native culture and to honor our native brethern.So push yourself away from the picnic table ,TV sucks this time of year as does baseball and football(LOLOLOL)and come out to see the best bang for your sports dollar ,live Jr Playoff lacrosse in the palatial ,cool and ah heck I will say it again one of the best arenas for lacrosse in this country .The Garnet Rickard Center at the corner of Hwy#2 and Waverly Rd in historic and beautiful Downtown Bowmanville ONT.
Lacrosse fever is hitting Peterborough. The Merit Precision Lakers are pouring it on and are returning home to celebrate their Minto Cup banner raising ceremony on Sunday, and the KC Lakers Major team wrap up their season on the road.
One thing for sure - Peterborough is catching lacrosse fever.
All KC Laker Major games have appeared live on Cogeco TV, and the team has put an exciting product on the floor for local fans - and the local fans have been catching enthusiasm for the sport. And how!
The season began as lacrosse seasons usually do....with fans sitting at home watching NHL playoff tv - while the lacrosse teams waited patiently for the camera lens to change its focus.
Half way through the season, the fans began to catch the excitement. Crowds began to build and with every passing game, more and more people flowed into the arena.
The final KC Laker home game saw over 1600 fans cash in on the drama.
With playoffs coming down the road the Memorial Centre has become the hottest air conditioned building in the 'Boro.
i finish writing this message tha forum will most likly be updated on my computer (remember i am on mimico time so we are usually a little slower than tha rest of you)...but who won between brampton and orangeville and tha GAELS (happy messer???) and awksasne....
Hey bud I knew I wouldnt lose ya .Come out to as many games as you can and give you perspective on them. You have a great wit, and you are a lot of fun to spar with .I know I am not he only person on this forum to feel this way .Go Mounties Go !
JR A PLAYOFF WHITBY WARRIORS 6 PETERBOROUGH LAKERS 8
FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2004, IROQUOIS PARK ARENA, WHITBY
Peterborough Lakers lead best of seven series 2-1
Whitby 2, 2, 2 = 6
Peterborough 4, 2, 2 = 8
Whitby 8, 12, 24 = 44
Peterborough 18, 15, 11 = 44
Whitby 6, 4, 0 =10
Peterborough 0, 2, 8 = 10
Whitby – Rick Passfield, Kurtis Wagar on the bench; Peterborough – Ryan Blair, Craig Robertson on the bench.
Whitby 1; Peterborough 1
Whitby 0; Peterborough 0
Whitby – Nick Carson (1,1); Matt Taylor (1,0); Justin Burton (0,1); Nate Andres (0,1); Zac Greer (0,2); Kyle O’Brien (2,1); Shawn Stephens (0,1); Tyler Perry (2,1); Matt Savoie (0,1)
Peterborough – Tyler Cuthbert (0,1); Kyle Dupont (1,0); Ken Bestard (0,1); Shawn Evans (1,4); Chad Evans (1,1); Josh Wasson (1,2); Greg McIntyre (0,1); Mike Hobbins (0,2); Mike Grimes (1,0); Justin Kulla (1,0); Mack O’Brien (2,0)
Refs: Paul Ravary, Terry King
Time of game: 1 hr., 50 mins
50/50 Winnings: $183.00
1 - 0 1. 0:53 WBY Taylor (Savoie, Greer)
2 - 0 2. 3:45 WBY O’Brien (Burton, Stephens)
2 - 1 3. 9:08 PTE Shawn Evans (Bestard)
2 - 2 4. 9:24 PTE Grimes unassisted delayed penalty
2 - 3 5. 9:45 PTE Kulla (Shawn Evans)
2 - 4 6. 15:05 PTE Chad Evans (Shawn Evans, Wasson) PP 5 on 4
2 - 5 7. 1:43 PTE O’Brien (Shawn Evans, Cuthbert)
3 - 5 8. 2:25 WBY O’Brien (Perry, Carson)
3 - 6 9. 10:14 PTE O’Brien (McIntyre, Wasson)
4 - 6 10. 19:19 WBY Carson (O’Brien, Greer)
4 - 7 11. 1:09 PTE Dupont (Chad Evans, Hobbins)
5 - 7 12. 9:34 WBY Perry (Andres) delayed penalty
6 - 7 13. 17:02 WBY Perry unassisted PP 5 on 4
6 - 8 14. 17:32 PTE Wasson (Shawn Evans, Hobbins)
Rick Passfield was not as sharp in net as usual while Ryan Blair was.
The three Peterborough goals within 37 seconds of the first period appeared to rattle Whitby. Whitby had their chances to win the game but either fine goal tending by Ryan Blair or poor ball handling thwarted Whitby’s efforts.
A thing you do not see too often in a lacrosse game or in other sports where goal tenders are used is that both teams played without their goal tenders for the last 40 odd seconds.
Whitby pulled their goal tender to put pressure on the ball and cause a loose ball and allow Whitby a shot on net. Peterborough countered by also playing six runners to prevent the odd man situation. No goals resulted.
Six Nations Chiefs win 8th straight to finish off the regular season
OHSWEKEN – Six Nations Chiefs completed their best OLA Major Series season since 1996 when they won their 3rd straight Mann Cup.
It was the Chiefs 8th straight win which helped them climbed back into first-place following a 9-4 victory over the 6th-place, St.Catharines Athletics at the new Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) Friday night.
The Chiefs record is now 12-5-1 for 25 points, only one point ahead of Brooklin Redmen (12-5-0) for top spot.
Brooklin has one game remaining Saturday night when they host the winless, Windsor Warlocks in both teams season finales.
The third-place, Peterborough Lakers (11-5-0= 22 Pts) are the only team that has a shot at knocking the Chiefs out of a possible first-round bye as they play a pair of games in Akwesasne against the Thunder (6-9-1= 13 Pts) to finish off both of their seasons.
Playing for the first time at the new ILA, both teams had issues with the new clock that was installed just prior to the start of the game.
The Athletics’ Billy Dee Smith had the biggest issue as he thought that he had scored into an empty Chief net in the dying seconds of the first period. Smith and his teammates were a little upset when the referees had informed them that the goal will be disallowed since the clock had run out, but the buzzer did not go off.
Technicians solved the problem for the start of the 2nd period.
So instead of being only one goal behind Six Nations after one period, the A’s wound up being down 4-2 instead.
A minor collision between the A’s, Drew Candy and the Chiefs’ Tim Bomberry turned into Battle-Royale as Candy-Bomberry landed in the Chiefs bench area.
Since the fight was outside the playing surface, the combatants were issued game misconduct with Candy receiving an extra five-minute major for kicking.
St.Catharines top player, Mark Steenhuis (40th of the season) notched a short-handed goal early in the second, but a powerplay marker by Delby Powless (31st of the season) less than a couple of minutes later. The Powless would turn out to be the game-winning marker.
Chiefs veteran, Dallas Squire got his 10th goal of the season for a 6-3 Six Nations lead after 40 minutes.
Six Nations’ rookie-of-the-year candidate, Tom Montour would complete the scoring with an empty-net marker late in the third period to earn him the game ball.
Since this was the Chiefs final regular season game, the final stats for the players showed that Delby Powless (31G, 32A= 63 Pts) and Cory Bomberry (15G, 48A= 63 Pts) finished tied for the Chiefs regular season games.
Mike Longboat (1G, 2A), Kim Squire (1G, 2A) and Cory Bomberry (3A) led the Chiefs with three points each. Cam Bomberry (1G, 1A), Dallas Squire (1G, 1A), Jason Henhawk (1G, 1A), Neal Powless (1G, 1A), Roger Vyse (2A) and Gewas Schindler (2A) finished with two points each. Single Six Nations points were by Delby Powless (1G), Brock Boyle (1G), Tom Montour (1G), J. D. Jones (1A) and goalie, Ken Montour (1A).
Tony Henderson (2G), Mark Steenhuis (1G, 1A) and Mike Hominuk (2A) led the A’s with a pair of points each. Single St.Catharines points were by Pat McCready (1G), Mike Daley (1A), Sean Holmes (1A) and goalie, Matt Vinc (1A).
The Chiefs won’t know who their playoff opponent will be until Sunday night with the OLA Major Series regular season is completed.
St.Catharines Athletics Line-up
48. Matt Vinc (Starting Goalie)
6. Carter Livingstone
7. Tony Henderson “A”
8. Billy Dee Smith
9. Mark Steenhuis “A”
10. Pat McCready
12. Mike Daley
18. Chris Mackie
19. Jon Sullivan
20. Marc Landriault “A”
22. Sean Holmes
23 Brian Ferguson
26. Drew Candy
42. Matt Roik
77. Matt Skinner
93. Mike Hominuk
Six Nations Chiefs Line-up
29. Ken Montour (Starting Goalie)
1. Derek General (Backup Goalie)
3. J. D. Jones
6. Kyle Jamieson
7. Mike Longboat
8. Neal Powless
9. Delby Powless
10. Brock Boyle
11. Dallas Squire
14. Tim Bomberry “C”
15. Tom Montour
16. Chuck Doxtator
18. Cam Bomberry “A”
19. Landon Miller
22. Roger Vyse
42. Gewas Schindler
49. Tyler Bomberry
72. Cory Bomberry “A”
88. Jason Henhawk
93. Kim Squire
St.Catharines Athletics 2-1-1= 4
Six Nations Chiefs 4-2-3= 9
St.Catharines Athletics 6-32-0= 38
Six Nations Chiefs 0-19-0= 19
1. Six Nations, 18-Cam Bomberry (13) (11-Dallas Squire and 22-Roger Vyse) 2:30
2. St.Catharines, 7-Tony Henderson (22) (12-Mike Daley and 93-Mike Hominuk) 5:10
3. St.Catharines, 10-Pat McCready (4) (9-Mark Steenhuis) 10:36 (SH)
4. Six Nations, 93-Kim Squire (7) (18-Cam Bomberry and 72-Cory Bomberry) 13:41
5. Six Nations, 7-Mike Longboat (30) (72-Cory Bomberry and 42-Gewas Schindler) 16:21 (PPG)
6. Six Nations, 10-Brock Boyle (5) (3-J. D. Jones and 7-Mike Longboat) 18:57
Penalties – 1. St.Catharines 42-Matt Roik (Roughing) 7:02; 2. St.Catharines 42-Matt Roik (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) 7:02; 3. St.Catharines 7-Tony Henderson (Roughing) 16:08
Timeout – Six Nations at 19:39
7. St.Catharines, 9-Mark Steenhuis (40) (48-Matt Vinc) 6:50 (SH)
8. Six Nations, 9-Delby Powless (31) (93-Kim Squire and 72-Cory Bomberry) 8:39 (PPG) (GWG)
9. Six Nations, 11-Dallas Squire (10) (22-Roger Vyse and 93-Kim Squire) 13:44
Penalties – 4. St.Catharines 26-Drew Candy (5-Minute Fighting – Served by 18-Chris Mackie) 3:45; 5. St.Catharines 26-Drew Candy (5-Minute Kicking – Served by 42-Matt Roik) 3:45; 6. St.Catharines 26-Drew Candy (Game Misconduct) 3:45; 7. St.Catharines 26-Drew Candy (2nd -Game Misconduct) 3:45; 8. Six Nations 14-Tim Bomberry (5-Minute Fighting – Served by 49-Tyler Bomberry) 3:45; 9. Six Nations 14-Tim Bomberry (Game Misconduct) 3:45; 10. Six Nations Bench Minor (Served by 19-Landon Miller) 3:45; 11. St. Catharines 6-Carter Livingstone (Tripping) 7:19; 12. Six Nations 15-Tom Montour (Penalty Shot) 16:26
Penalty Shot – St.Catharines 10-Pat McCready (Failed) 16:26
Timeouts – St.Catharines @ 19:36
10. St.Catharines, 7-Tony Henderson 2 (23) (93-Mike Hominuk and 22-Sean Holmes) 3:25
11. Six Nations, 88-Jason Henhawk (11) (7-Mike Longboat and 8-Neal Powless) 6:31
12. Six Nations, 8-Neal Powless (15) (88-Jason Henhawk and 42-Gewas Schindler) 14:36
13. Six Nations, 15-Tom Montour (17) (29-Ken Montour) 19:34 (EN)
Penalties – None
Timeouts – St.Catharines @ 10:44
Winner of 50/50 – T. Thomas ($ 212.00)
By Wray Maracle
Six Nations Chiefs Director of Media Relations
Roik played as a runner. I'm not entirely sure as to the wisdom of this move. The A's faced the problem they have all season - not enough players. I counted 13 plus goalie when the game started. A few late arrivals were added but definitely not a full bench.
The risk of injury to Roik seems to me to outweigh the value of using him as a runner. Vinc played well enough but do you want to risk going into the playoffs with one goalie and your backup at that. I wouldn't think so.
Will the Chiefs have the same luck the Arrows are having in the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) St. Kitts I bet will have some APs in the lineup seeing that the juniors have the night off. Chiefs 12, St. Kitts. 10, The A's had a tough week. May the best team Win!!
Did'nt think I'd offend anyone, my apologies, next time i will be a lot more bias. Correction on the prediction for tonites game Chiefs 11, ST. Kitts 11, overtime. there there now pte. is that better laddy