Rivermen With Another Dominant Victory

Written by Gary Groob  - All Lacrosse All The Time 

The Ennismore James Gang (1-13-1) traveled west to face the Six Nations Rivermen (13-2) in Ontario Series Lacrosse action at the Six Nations Sports & Cultural Memorial Center.

Ennismore was playing with a depleted bench only having twelve runners on this day.  Six Nations is ramping up for a big run in the playoffs and had their full lineup for this game.

The goaltending match-up had Andrew Kidd in net for the James Gang facing Drew Hutchison in net for the Rivermen. 

The Rivermen scored early and often in this game, never letting the James Gang get any sort of momentum.  Led by Brooker Muir (4g,2a) Six Nations had twelve different scorers in this affair, showing off their scoring prowess.  The Rivermen won easily 17-5.

For the James Gang, while the score was lopsided, a positive to take away was the playing of the defense and goaltending.   Andrew Kidd was spectacular in net making many big saves during Rivermen barrages.  Holden Lowes (1g,2a), and Tucker King (1g,1a) led the James Gang offense.

To The Game:

Kaden Brennan opened the scoring for the Rivermen just 0:07 seconds into the game off a Zane Delpe pass, followed by Marcus Elvin unassisted 0:53 seconds later.

The Rivermen kept up the pressure with Rodd Squire finishing a Brooker Muir pass at 4:42, followed by Wake:Riat Bowhunter with a blast from the outside off a Zane Delpe feed at 6:14.

Holden Lowes got the James Gang on the board wiring a Nate Allan pass home at 6:53, but Six Nations stormed back with three more goals.  Brooker Muir got on the board with a quick stick off a Mason Hill pass at 7:42, followed by Riley Miller with a low to high blast off a Wake:Riat Bowhunter pass at 8:33.  Ross Hill continued the barrage with a howitzer from the outside off a Sam LeClair pass at 9:59.

Nate Allan scored on a great individual effort fighting his way to the net off a Jordan Garfat pass at 12:08, but the Rivermen answered with markers from Kevin Owen Hill in transition unassisted at 16:53, followed by Sam LeClair picking the corner off a Jacob Crans pass at 18:35.

After one period, Six Nations 9 Ennismore 2.

Second Period:

Oakley Thomas got things rolling for the Rivermen in the second converting a Brooker Muir pass at 1:58, but Aaron Bradshaw answered for the James Gang off a Tucker King feed at 10:22.

Brooker Muir scored the next two for Six Nations just 0:12 seconds apart converting a Riley Miller feed for the first, and getting the loose ball from the ensuing faceoff for his second goal at 11:19.

Ennismore put together an offensive of their own with Tucker King scoring off a Holden Lowes pass at 16:50, followed by JJ Bryers with a great effort in transition scoring at 17:45.

Sam LeClair stopped the James Gang run with a low to low shot off a Greg Elijah-Brown pass at 19:37.

After two periods, Six Nations 13 Ennismore 5.

Third Period:

The third period was all Six Nations.   For the majority of the period they played keep-away, but when the opportunity presented itself, they took it.

Mason Kamminga opened the scoring unassisted at 2:57 in transition, followed by a great individual effort from Tyson Bomberry also unassisted at 6:48.

Brooker Muir added his fourth of the game off a Sam LeClair feed at 12:53, followed by Wake:Riat Bowhunter blasting a Zane Delpe pass at 14:58.

Final score, Six Nations 17 Ennismore 5.

The Three Stars:

1. Brooker Muir 
2. Wake:Riat Bowhunter 
3. Sam LeClair