Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Six Nations Chiefs are Major Series Lacrosse 2013 champions

Shooter Davis award winner Cody Jamieson
(Photo: Larry Palumbo). 
The Six Nations Chiefs have won their first MSL title since 1996, the last of a three-year run of Mann Cup championships. Six Nations finished off a sweep of the Brooklin Redmen with a 9-7 win in Game 4 of the MSL finals. Cody Jamieson led the way for the Chiefs, scoring the first two and the last two goals of the game in a dominating performance. He also added a pair of assists. For his efforts in the playoffs, Jamieson was awarded the first Johnny Shooter Davis award as the Most Valuable Player of the MSL playoffs.

Brooklin put out their best effort of the series, but were just unable to contain the Chiefs down the stretch. The Redmen responded from Jamieson's opening pair with a 4-goal run that allowed them to head to the dressing rooms leading 4-3 after the first period. The teams were tied 6-6 after an exciting back and forth second period, setting the stage for some drama in the third.

Mike Melnychenko gave the Redmen their first third-period lead of the series with a goal just 1:25 in, but Roger Vyse responded 1:25 later to even things up. Then it was Jammer Time. Jamieson bulled his way to the net and used his quick feet and soft hands to bury the game winning and insurance goals that assured the Chiefs will be heading west to face the winner of the Western Lacrosse Association championship series in this year's Mann Cup.

The MSL champs will fly out September 4 and take on the winner of the Victoria Shamrocks vs Langley Thunder series starting September 6.