The Rivermen Win A Wild One In Six Nations

Written by Gary Groob  - All Lacrosse All The Time 

The Clearview Crushers (0-1) visited the Six Nations Rivermen (1-0) in Ontario Series Lacrosse action Saturday night at the Six Nations Cultural Arena.

In a penalty filled game, the Rivermen won 23-10.  Jordan Durston (4g,1a) and Jordan Goddard (4g,6a) led the way for Six Nations with four goals each.  Riley Miller (3g,2a) and Wes Whitlow (3g,2a) had three each.  The Rivermen were able to shut down the Crushers entirely in the third period while putting seven goals on the board themselves for the lopsided victory. 

Clearview was led by Gareth Haigh (4g,4a), and Ryan Haigh (1g,4a).  Ryan Pavic (1g,3a) and Josh Gilray (1g,3a) also were the playmakers for the Crushers.

To The Game:

Vern Hill opened the scoring for the Rivermen converting a Jordan Durston pass at 1:55, but was answered by Lucas Romano off an Adian Saint pass at 2:04.

Jordan Durston sandwiched a Gareth Haigh power-play marker with a pair of goals to give Six Nations a lead they wouldn't relinquish.  Wes Whitlow added to the Rivermen lead blasting a Jordan Goddard feed at 7:30, but was answered by Kiochi Nakamurra finishing off a Gareth Haigh pass at 11:06.

Riley Miller got on the scoresheet for the Rivermen converting a Mason Hill pass at 13:17, followed by Jacob Crans finishing a Riley Miller feed at 15:47.

Ryan Pavic got Clearview back on the board firing a laser off a Gareth Haigh pass on the power-play at 16:45, but Layne Smith and Ross Hill answered for Six Nations to end the period.

After one period, Six Nations 9 Clearview 4.

Second Period:

Riley Miller opened the second period scoring shorthanded for the Rivermen converting a Vern Hill pass at 2:16, but Gareth Haigh's second of the game got Clearview back on the board.

The Rivermen blew the game wide open scoring three goals in 1:44.  Layne Smith fired a howitzer, then Jordan Durston converted a Vern Hill feed, followed by Danton Miller finishing a Mason Hill pass at 6:09.

Angus Rawling got one back for the Crushers at 7:36, but Tyler Van Every answered shorthanded in transition unassisted at 9:06.

Clearview put together their most damaging run with four unanswered goals.  Josh Gilray scored off a Gareth Haigh pass at 12:01, followed by Haigh himself converting a Ryan Pavic pass 0:41 seconds later.  Gareth Haigh added his fourth of the game at 16:41, followed by Ryan Haigh finishing an Angus Rawling pass at 17:09 bringing the game within four goals.

Six Nations finished strong, scoring two quick goals to end the period.  Jordan Goddard converted a Layne Smith pass just 0:04 seconds later, followed by Jacob Crans with his second of the game at 18:00.

After two periods, Six Nations 16 Clearview 10.

Third Period:

This period was all Rivermen, who put seven unanswered goals on the board.  

Ross Hill opened the scoring converting a Vern Hill pass at 2:57, followed by Wes Whitlow with his second of the game at 3:49.

Durston and Whitlow added another goal each followed by Jordan Goddard's third and fourth of the evening.  Riley Miller scored his third of the night with 2:00 left to end the scoring. 

Final score, Six Nations 23 Clearview 10

The Three Stars:

1. Jordan Goddard 

2. Gareth Haigh 

3. Ross Hill