2016 Can-Am Champions - The Native Sons
The lefty drove hard to the crease taking him and his defender to the crease and beating the goaltender low for the first goal of the game barely 35 seconds into the contest. Pete Benedict jumped into the scoring column when Hunter Hemlock drew the defender and sent a pretty pass to Pete who beat the goalie to the corner for a 2-0 lead. Brett Bucktooth and Jeremy Thompson showed how to finish a fast break as they beat the Sons’ defense down the floor and Jeremy assisted Brett for a 3-0 lead and forced a timeout from the visitors. The play was rough in front of Redhawk goal tender Edmund Cathers and the home team found themselves shorthanded as two Redhawk defenders were sitting in the box as the visitors were finally able to solve Cathers as they scored twice to narrow the score to 3-2. But Wade Bucktooth ended the period’s scoring with a power play goal to make the score 4-2.
2015 CAN-AM PLAYOFFS
FRI: JULY 17, 2015 GAME 1
ONONDAGA 19 vs TONAWANDA 4 FINAL
NEWTOWN 17 vs TUSCARORA 7 FINAL
NATIVE SONS 22 vs PINEWOODS 13 FINAL
ALLEGANY 17 vs SIX NATIONS 11 FINAL
SAT: JULY 18, 2015 GAME 2
ONONDAGA @ TONAWANDA 7:00pm *Logan Field
NEWTOWN @ TUSCARORA 8:00pm *Smokin Joe's
PINEWOODS @ NATIVE SONS 7:00pm *CCC
ALLEGANY @ SIX NATIONS 2:00pm *ILA
SUN: JULY 19, 2015 **IF NECESSARY**
TONAWANDA @ ONONDAGA 3:00pm *Tsha'
TUSCARORA @ NEWTOWN 3:00pm *Gil Lay
PINEWOODS @ NATIVE SONS 7:00pm *CCC
SIX NATIONS @ ALLEGANY 2:00pm *STEAMBURG BOX*
ROUND 2 BEST OF 5 GAME SERIES BEGINS FRIDAY JULY 24.
FRI: JULY 24, 2015 GAME 1
NATIVE SONS 12 vs NEWTOWN 8 FINAL
ALLEGANY 6 vs ONONDGA 13 FINAL
SAT: JULY 25 2015 GAME 2
NEWTOWN @ NATIVE SONS 7:00pm Gil Lay
ONONDAGA @ ALLEGANY 8:00pm ACC
SUN: JULY 26, 2015, GAME 3
NATIVE SONS @ NEWTOWN 3:00pm Gil Lay
FRI: JULY 31, 2015, GAME 3
ALLEGANY @ ONONDAGA 8:30pm *Tsha'
The Redhawks met the Rivermen in round robin play and were victorious by one. Both teams had studied each other’s strengths and were well prepared. Both defenses were ready for the attackers and goal keepers Ross Bucktooth and Warren Hill for Six Nations were on their game. It wasn’t until half way through the first period when Lyle Thompson got his hands free from his defender to score on an outside snipe. Before the period ended, the Rivermen were able to tie the game at 1.
The second period saw the Rivermen score first when a Six Nation’s attacker scooped up a rebound of a Ross Bucktooth save and flip it into the goal. Jerome “Hiana” Thompson answered with a goal where he beat the Six Nations defense down the floor and double faked the goalie to knot the game at 2. Six Nations again scored off a save before Miles Thompson showed off his range with a laser from the outside. The Rivermen continued to battle for loose balls on the offensive end and turned it into a 4-3 lead at the end of the second period.
With Onondaga controlling the face-offs with Jeremy Thompson, the Redhawks got on theboard first with a goal from Brett Bucktooth earning the home team their first lead which they did not relinquish. Cameron Simpson followed up with a fast break goal beating the Newtown keeper low for a 2-0 lead. Newtown responded for a goal of their own before Brett Bucktooth set the tone of the game by breaking threw two defenders on his way for a man-down goal. Lyle Thompson displayed some of his shooting touch with two straight goal. The second was a outside shot which froze the keeper as Lyle found the top corner. Hiana Thompson scored on another blast for off a feed from fellow lefty Neal Powless. Dustin Hill worked inside to end the Redhawk scoring at 7 while Newtown was able to tally two man-up goals in the period to make the score 7-3 and effectively built a large enough lead to secure a Can-Am Championship.