The Six Nations Chiefs rode a 6-goal run that spanned the middle of the first period to early in the second to pull out a 10-7 win over the Brooklin Redmen in Six Nations Tuesday night.
The game, as all Major Series Lacrosse games do right now, had a big impact on the standings. A win would have leapfrogged Brooklin past Six Nations and Oakville into second place in MSL. Instead, with their win the Chiefs solidify their hold on second with 16 points (2 behind first-place Peterborough) and Brooklin remains in fourth with 13 points.
Shayne Jackson, Derek Hopcroft and Dan Lintner had given Brooklin a 3-1 lead through the first half of the opening period. Six Nations took control, though, with 5 goals in a six-minute stretch of the first, then extended their lead when Craig Point opened the second with a goal three minutes in.
Cody Jamieson, Vaughn Harris and Johnny Powless each had 2 goals and an assist to lead the Chiefs while Ryan Benesch added 4 assists.
Jackson had a hat trick and an assist, Lintner 2 goals and 3 assists and Mark Matthews 5 assists for Brooklin.
Dillon Ward out duelled Zack Higgins in net, making 38 saves on 45 shots to Higgins' 31 saves on 41 shots.
Brooklin gets a chance to turn things around tonight, when they're right back on the floor playing host to the Cobourg Kodiaks. Six Nations next game is this Friday in Oakville.