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.
The Can-am 2014 will began Friday July 11 with the following schedule:
Final Season Team Standings:
#1 Newtown Golden Eagles
#2 Onondaga Redhawks
#3 Six Nation Slash
#4 Tuscarora Tomahawks
#5 Tonawanda Braves
#6 Buffalo Creek Thunder
#7 Pinewoods Smoke
#8 Allegany Arrows
Round 1, Best of 3 game series:
#1 ranked Newtown Golden Eagles will receive a BYE for the first round seeing as Pinewoods Smoke ranked #7 has withdrawn from the Playoff round.
Game 1 of 3: Friday July 11, 2014
Allegany Arrows @ Onondaga Redhawks - 8:00 pm
Buffalo Creek Thunder @ Six Nations Slash - 8:30 pm
Tonawanda Braves @ Tuscarora Tomahawks - 8:00 pm
Game 2 of 3: Saturday July 12, 2014
Onondaga Redhawks @ Allegany Arrows - 7:00 pm
Six Nation Slash @ Buffalo Creek Thunder - 8:00 pm
Tuscarora Tomahawks @ Tonawanda Braves - 8:00 pm
Game 3 of 3: Sunday July 13, 2014 **IF NECESSARY**
Allegany Arrows @ Onondaga Redhawks - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Creek @ Six Nations - 2:00 pm
Tonawanda Braves @ Tuscarora Tomahawks - 4:00 pm
Newtown Golden Eagles Golf Tournament
Check In: 9:00am
Shotgun Start: 10:00am
1st Place - $600.00
2nd Place - $300.00
Entry Fee: $300 per team
Limited 25 teams - Non-refundable Due: 5-23-14 or day of May 24th, 2014
This past weekend featured the first games of the 2014 Can-Am Lacrosse Season! The Six Nations Slash, Newtown Golden Eagles and Pinewoods Smoke all took home their first win of the season. The final scores are below and we will be posting individual rosters and statistics as we gather data from this past weekend!