Monday, June 3, 2013

Six Nations Chiefs down Peterborough Lakers 12-9

Cody Jamieson had 6 points in Six Nations'
12-9 win over Peterborough Sunday.
(Photo: Tim Prothero, VintageLax)
The Six Nations Chiefs won a battle between last year's Major Series Lacrosse finalists on Sunday, downing the Peterborough Lakers 12-9. Cody Jamieson (4 assists), Roger Vyse (3a) and Kasey Beirnes (1a) each scored twice for Six Nations and Craig Point added a goal and 7 assists to lead the Chiefs offence.

Scott Evans had a hat trick for Peterborough while Shawn Evans contributed 7 assists. Josh Gillam (4a), Cory Vitarelli (3a) and Mark Steenhuis each added 2 goals for the Lakers.

Six Nations led 4-3 after a first period that was delayed for several minutes when a pane of glass between the Chief penalty box and bench broke when a player slammed shut the penalty box door. They pulled out to a 7-3 lead with the first 3 goals of the second period but then ran into serious penalty trouble. The Lakers took advantage to score 4 straight power play goals to even the score.

Marty Hill put the Chiefs back on top with a shorthanded goal, Six Nations' third of the game. Peterborough scored twice shorthanded and went 5 for 8 on the power play.

The win puts Six Nations into a tie atop the standings with 6 points, although Brooklin has a game in hand on the Chiefs.

Peterborough is back in action Thursday when they play host to the Brooklin Redmen. The Chiefs don't hit the floor again until Sunday when Brampton comes to the ILA.