Day-Allison, Halliwell And Argent Come Up Big In Bengals Victory

Written by Gary Groob  - All Lacrosse All The Time 

The Six Nations Rivermen (12-2) visited the Hamilton Bengals (6-5-1) in Ontario Series Lacrosse action Saturday night. 

The Rivermen have been lighting it up all year with production from Wes Whitlow (21g,26a), Jordan Durston (15g,25a), and Jordan Goddard (14g,23a).

Hamilton has been playing well lately going 4-1-1 in their last six games.  Shane Halliwell (16g,20a), Tye Argent (10g,20a) and Cooper Day-Allison (11g,10a) have been their big leaders.

The goaltending match-up had Laine Hruska in net for the Rivermen facing Dylan Sprentz in net for the Bengals. 

A short bench from Six Nations played a big part in this game.  Missing a lot of their top stars, the Rivermen put forth a good effort, but Hamilton came up with their biggest game of the year.

Tied 7-7 in the third, the Bengals put together a three goal run by Tye Argent (2g,3a), Shane Halliwell (2g,0a) and Cooper Day-Allison (3g,5a).  That was enough to give them the stunning 10-8 victory over the Rivermen. 

To The Game:

Shane Halliwell opened the scoring for the Bengals on the power-play off a Cooper Day-Allison pass at 3:45, but the Rivermen would bounce back with two of their own.

Ross Hill scored on the power-play off a Zane Delpe feed at 9:20, followed by Sam LeClair finishing a Wake:Riat Bowhunter pass from in close 0:23 seconds later.

Tye Argent tied the game on another power-play finishing a Cooper Day-Allison pass at 12:33.  

Greg Elijah-Brown gave Six Nations the lead once again converting a Sam LeClair feed at 13:26, but Cooper Day-Allison again tied the game in this back and forth affair. 

After one period, Hamilton 3 Six Nations 3.

Second Period:

Dawson Brown opened the second period scoring for the Bengals blasting a Aidan Buis pass from in close at 0:31 seconds on the power-play, but Riley Miller tied the game once again for the Rivermen off a Brooker Muir pass at 5:44.

Vern Hill scored in transition off a Dylan Sprentz long lead pass at 7:52, but again Six Nations came back with Ross Hill converting a Zach Herrewyers pass at 15:46.

Late in the period Tyson Allison scored for Hamilton off a Tye Argent pass at 19:04, but with just 0:14 seconds left on the clock Brooker Muir tied the game again with a great individual effort unassisted.

After two periods, Hamilton 6 Six Nations 6.

Third Period:

Cooper Day-Allison scored his second of the game to give the Bengals the lead to start the third, but Zane Delpe evened the game at 2:22.

Hamilton finally was able to put together a three goal run to take charge of the game.  Tye Argent wired a Tyson Allison pass at 7:41 on the power-play, followed by Shane Halliwell with a low to low shot that found the corner off an Aidan Buis pass at 15:12.  Cooper Day-Allison opened a three goal lead with a quick stick off another Aidan Buis pass at 18:31.

Zach Herrewyers got the Rivermen closer firing a Brooker Muir pass in at 19:30, but it was too little too late. 

Final score, Hamilton 10 Six Nations 8.

Shots on goal favored the Bengals 38-35.

The Three Stars:

1. Cooper Day-Allison 
2. Tye Argent 
3. Ross Hill