Rivermen Tighten Defense To Shut Down The Crushers

 Written by Gary Groob  - All Lacrosse All The Time 

The Clearview Crushers (3-5) traveled to the Six Nations Sports & Cultural Center in Ohsweken, Ontario on Saturday night to face the Six Nations Rivermen (8-1).

The Rivermen have been sailing through their competition with a powerful lineup consisting of Zach Herrewyers, Zane Delpe, Mason Kamminga, Jordan Durston, Jordan Goddard, Wes Whitlow and Ross Hill. 

Clearview has looked good recently with big production from Braydon Hickey, Nile Cyr, Adam Hawrelak, Angus Rawding and Graham Bergsma. 

The goaltending match-up had Jackson Hainer facing Elan Henhawk in net for the Rivermen. 

Six Nations got off to a good start in the first period with Zach Herrewyers scoring twice, helping the Rivermen get off to a 6-3 start.  The next two periods had their defense completely shut down the Crushers.  The Rivermen only gave up two goals en route to a 13-5 victory.  Elan Henhawk was superb in net for Six Nations. 

To The Game:

Zane Delpe opened the scoring for the Rivermen converting a Jordan Durston pass at 1:44, followed by Tyler Davis blasting a Greg Elijah-Brown feed from in close at 2:18.

The Crushers cut the lead in half with Adam Hawrelak firing a low to low shot off a Jake Dithurbide pass at 3:08, but Zach Herrewyers answered quickly with a laser off a Tyler Davis pass 0:39 seconds later. 

Julian Mosier kept Clearview in the game scoring on a great individual effort unassisted at 4:35, but a power-play marker from Mason Hill in transition brought the lead to two once again.  

Angus Rawding lit the lamp for Clearview with an outside shot that found the corner at 13:20 on the power-play, but goals from Herrewyers and Sam LeClair near the end of the period had Six Nations up by three at the break.

Six Nations 6 Clearview 3.

Second Period:

Luca Romano opened the second period scoring for Clearview with an unassisted blast at 5:17, but from that point the Rivermen defense stifled the Crushers completely.

Zane Delpe converted a Greg Elijah-Brown pass at 12:23, followed by Zach Herrewyers with his third of the game off a Wes Whitlow pass at 16:59 on the power-play.  Kaden Brennan added an unassisted goal in transition at 19:43.

After two periods, Six Nations 9, Clearview 4.

Third Period:

Six Nations continued the barrage in the third period with Wes Whitlow scoring on the power-play off a Jordan Durston pass at 1:16, followed by Tyler Davis wiring a shot high to high off a Durston feed as well at 3:16.

Mason Kamminga added to the total scoring unassisted at 6:00, followed by Sam LeClair blasting a Kaden Brennan pass at 6:19.

Clearview stopped the seven goal run with Nick Nigro converting an Angus Rawding pass at 7:51.

The rest of the period highlighted the goalies, who were both superb throughout the period.

Final score, Six Nations 13 Clearview 5.

The Three Stars:

1. Zach Herrewyers 
2. Jordan Durston 
3. Angus Rawding