Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Six Nations Chiefs need third period comeback to down Brampton Excelsiors 9-6

Dillon Ward continues to rack up wins for the Six Nations Chiefs. 
You always want to win, especially when you have a lead after two periods. But there are plenty of positives the Brampton Excelsiors can take from their 9-6 loss to the Six Nations Chiefs Tuesday night. The young Brampton squad rode Joe Resetarits' four goals to a 6-4 lead after 40 minutes. The Chiefs came back to dominate the third 5-0 for their fifth straight win.

Still, it's a far sight better than the 19-5 drubbing the Excelsiors suffered at Six Nations' hands last week and it shows that the club is growing.

Dhane Smith and Craig Point had hat tricks to lead the Six Nations offence, which was held under 13 goals for the first time in four games.

“Going into the third with the lead, it was disappointing that we couldn't close out the game, but for a young team that is one of the most difficult things to learn,” said Brampton head coach Paul Stewart. “With their depth and composure it really showed why they are the two-time defending champions. Obviously we need to get better and learn how to deliver the knockout when we have teams on the ropes but overall I think it was good for our room because we left feeling like if we play our game we can compete with anyone in this league.”

Both teams get back in action Thursday night. Six Nations will travel to Peterborough for a first-place showdown with the Lakers while Brampton will play host to the Oakville Rock.