Last night: Peterborough Lakers down Six Nations Chiefs 11-9

John Grant scored 6 points to help the Lakers upend the Chiefs Saturday night. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
John Grant scored 6 points to help the Lakers upend the Chiefs Saturday night. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

On their third try of the season, the Peterborough Lakers finally found a way to beat the Six Nations Chiefs. The Lakers won 11-9 Saturday night, in the process drawing within three points of the Chiefs for first place in Major Series Lacrosse with five games left to play for each team. The teams meet one more time.

John Grant, Jr. led Peterborough scorers with 3 goals and 3 assists while Scott and Shawn Evans each added a pair of goals for the Lakers. Tyler Carlson stopped 26 of the 35 shots he faced to earn the win. Colin Doyle and Cory Bomberry each had hat tricks for the Chiefs. Evan Kirk suffered his first loss of the season (12-1-1), making 33 saves on 44 shots. It was also Six Nations’ first loss at home this summer.

Peterborough led 4-2 after the first period and extended their lead to 7-3 at one point in the second. They also had a 10-6 lead in the third, but the Chiefs kept battling back part way. A pair of goals from Doyle and one from Kedoh Hill pulled them back within a single goal, 10-9, late in the third. But Grant sealed the deal with a goal with 25 seconds remaining.

In the Western Lacrosse Association, the Langley Thunder continued to win with defence, but they had to go to overtime to beat the Nanaimo Timbermen 8-6. The score was tied 5-5 at the end of regulation but Athan Iannucci scored 2 of his 3 goals on the night to open the extra frame.

In another low-scoring game with a dramatic finish, the Coquitlam Adanacs were down 4-2 after two periods but connected five times in the third to pull out a 7-6 win over the Maple Ridge Burrards. Brett Hickey had a hat trick for Coquitlam, including the last 2 goals, with the winner coming with just two seconds to play.

MSL
Peterborough 11, Six Nations 9 (box score)

WLA
Langley 8, Nanaimo 6 OT (box score)
Coquitlam 7, Maple Ridge 6 (box score)

OLA Sr B Playoffs Best of 3 first round series
Norwood 11, Owen Sound 3 (box score) Norwood wins series 2-0
Brooklin @ Sarnia

QSLL
Caughnawaga 16, Kahnawake 14 (box score)
Vermont @ Cornwall  Island

BCJALL Playoffs Best of 3 quartern finals
Victoria 10, Delta 6 (box score)

OLA Jr B Playoffs Best of 5 quarter finals
Oakville 6, Clarington 5 (box score)
Akwesasne 10, Halton Hills 6 (box score)

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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