MSL 3 Stars: Cody Jamieson steals the show for Six Nations

Cody Jamieson scoring his second of six goals against the Peterborough Lakers. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Cody Jamieson scoring his second of six goals against the Peterborough Lakers. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

Sometimes everything just seems to work. Everything aligns, the game seems to slow down, openings look bigger and shots fly truer. When this happens, it is often referred to as being in the zone. And when a player with the ability of Cody Jamieson is in the zone, truly wonderful things can happen. And happen they did last week when the Six Nations Chiefs travelled to Peterborough to play the Lakers in a battle for first place. Jamieson had an ethereal performance in the game. More specifically, in the first period. The Chiefs came out of that 20 minutes with a 6-5 lead en route to a 16-11 win. Jamieson had 5 of Six Nations’ goals and his athleticism was such a sight to see that fans—and Peterborough players—watched with mouths agape. It was the kind of night that makes it easy to pick the first star of the week.

First Star
Cody Jamieson, Six Nations

He had a total of 10 points on 6 goals and 4 assists in the win over Peterborough. Jamieson was the difference in what was a hotly-contested game for most of the night. The 16-11 final was inflated by 3 empty-net goals for the Chiefs, but make no mistake. This was an old-school rivalry game with plenty of rough stuff, back-and-forth momentum swings and beautiful shooting, mostly by Jammer. He also added a goal and an assist in Six Nations’ win over Oakville.

Second Star
John Grant, Jr., Peterborough

Grant showed little sign of rust in his first two indoor games since the National Lacrosse League season. He scored twice and earned a pair of assists to help Peterborough go into Brooklin and come out with a much-needed win. Then he poured in 4 goals and added 3 more assists in the loss to Six Nations. Grant missed some shots a few inches high and wide, but other than that you would never know he had been shooting on the big field lacrosse goals for the past two months.

Third Star
Kiel Matisz, Brooklin

It hasn’t been the best summer for Matisz, who admitted after his hat trick against Peterborough that he has struggled to find the back of the net so far this season. But in two games last week he did it five times while adding 4 assists. The best news for the Redmen was that he looked more like himself, using his size, athleticism and sick hands to find seams in the defence and bury the opportunities that resulted.

Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at stamplax@hotmail.com.

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