The Rivermen Continue To Dominate Early In The Season

Written by Gary Groob  - All Lacrosse All The Time 

The Ennismore James Gang (0-3) visited the Six Nations Rivermen (4-1) in Saturday night Ontario Series Lacrosse action at the Six Nations Sports & Cultural Memorial Center.

The Rivermen have been rolling over their competition so far this year led by Wes Whitlow (9g,10a), Layne Smith (12g,5a), Riley Miller (5g,10a) and Danton Miller (7g, 5a).  Dusty Hill and Elan Henhawk have been superb in net as well.

The Ennismore James Gang are a young team still trying to get their bearings.  Aaron Bradshaw (2g,3a), Holden Lowes (2g,2a) and Nick Andreoli (2g,2a) have been the leaders to this point. 

The goalie match-up in this game had Drew Hutchison in net for Ennismore facing Elan Henhawk in net for the Rivermen. 

The Six Nations Rivermen dominated this game from the opening faceoff through the final horn.  The result was never in doubt.  Taking a positive approach was watching the James Gang grow as a team, even though Six Nations had an obvious advantage.  Ennismore played every shift hard, and didn't let up until the final horn.  

The Rivermen kept a steady pace throughout the game with Wes Whitlow (2g,3a), Jordan VanDamme (3g,1a), Riley Miller (2g,3a), and Layne Smith (2g,1a) leading the way.  Ennismore got markers from Nick Andreoli (1g,1a), Lydon Vanderlinde (1g,1a) and Holden Lowes (1g,0a).  Six Nations easily came away with the 14-3 victory.

To The Game:

The Rivermen took over the game immediately with Riley Miller opening the scoring converting a Ross Hill pass at 5:17; followed by Layne Smith finishing a Mason Hill feed just 0:45 seconds later. 

Jordan VanDamme added to the Six Nations lead in transition wiring a Kaden Brennan pass past Drew Hutchison at 13:45, followed by Craig Attwood with a great individual effort unassisted at 11:23.

After one period, Six Nations 4 Ennismore 0.

Second Period:

The Rivermen continued their dominance with Wes Whitlow and Riley Miller adding to their total early in the second period.

Nick Andreoli finally got Ennismore on the board scoring on the power-play.  Andreoli converted an Aaron Bradshaw pass at 10:49, but Danton Miller answered quickly scoring off a Kaden Brennan pass just 0:21 seconds later. 

Jordan VanDamme scored his second of the night finishing a Riley Miller feed on the power-play at 13:35, but Lydon Vanderlinde got one back for the James Gang off an Nick Andreoli pass at 14:48.

Layne Smith added a power-play goal off a Craig Attwood pass at 16:35, followed by Kaden Brennan finishing a Danton Miller pass at 19:56.

After two periods, Six Nations 10 Ennismore 2.

Third Period:

The onslaught continued with Wes Whitlow scoring unassisted just 0:31 into the period, followed by another unassisted goal from Jordan VanDamme shorthanded at 1:35.

Holden Lowes got Ennismore on the board converting an Aaron Bradshaw pass at 8:39, but Danton Miller answered back off a Wes Whitlow pass at 12:44.  Zane Delpe added one final goal with just 0:32 seconds left in the game.

Final score, Six Nations 14 Ennismore 3.

The Three Stars:

1. Jordan VanDamme 
2. Riley Miller 
3. Wes Whitlow