WEDNESDAY, August 1, 2012
Arrows sink Lakers in four straight By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS
The Six Nations Arrows looked sharp in eliminating the Peterborough Lakers in four straight games, however, it was not as easy as it may appear. The always competitive Lakers had put all on the line Sunday evening in their do-ordie game 4 in Peterborough and very nearly stayed alive to play another day. But in the end, the Arrows came out as the 9-8 winners to sweep the series and head into the OLA all-Ontario finals against the Orangeville Northmen to determine who will represent the OLA for this year’s Minto Cup. Game #1 is set for Thursday, Aug. 2, at the ILA at 8 p.m. Game #2 goes to Orangeville Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Game #3 is back at the ILA Monday Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. Game #4 is in Orangeville Aug. 8th , at 8 p.m. The Arrows withstood a third period desperation charge mounted by the Lakers to hang on for the win. The Arrows led 3-2 after 20 minutes with Randy Statts, Seth Oakes and Josh Johnson accounting for the Six Nations goals. The Lakers evened the game at 58 seconds, but the Arrows exploded with the next four goals. Wenster Green scored two and Oakes and Staats each scored their second of the game to make it 7-3 by the 16:53 mark. The Lakers chipped one away at 17:19 but the four goal advantage was restored by Shane Simpson at 19:55, just as the second period ended. Mike Miller opened the third period with what would prove to be the winning goal at 2:56. The Lakers opened all the stops and poured on the offence to score four in a row including an extra attacker goal at 19:15 to draw within one of the Arrows. But that would be all they could muster as the Arrows held on to kill the clock. The Lakers outshot the Arrows 54-46 in a losing effort with Warren Hill recording the win in the Arrows goal. Game 3 Arrows 11 Lakers 8 The Arrows went into game 3 confident and ready to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best of seven semi-finals over the Lakers Friday night at the ILA. It took a strong third period to do the job after the Lakers and the Arrows Express went
goal for goal, and stride for stride in the first 40 minutes. Peterborough built up a 3-0 lead by the 4:48 mark, but the Arrows came to life with three of their own to even the score 3-3. Mike Miller tallied from Shane Simpson at 6:58, Josh Johnson delivered on a powerplay at 10:56 assisted by Oakes, and Brandan Bomberry tied the game on another powerplay at 12:28. After Rodd Squire put the Arrows ahead at 6:07 of the second period, the Lakers cashed in with three, two on the powerplay, both by Matt Crough, and an unassisted goal by Turner Evans. As the Arrows have shown all season they are capable of suddenly exploding with a string of goals, which they did to close out the second period beginning with Shayne Adams’ tally at 14:07 followed closely by Seth Oakes at 14:51 and Vaughn Harris at 15:13. The Arrows held a narrow 7-6 lead going into the third period and a quick Peterborough goal at 54 seconds made it a new game. Randy Staats restored the Arrows’ lead at 3:06 but Matt Crough got that one back with his third goal of the game at 10:17 to tie the game at 8-8 with a long low sidearm shot that beat Warren Hill in the Arrows net. Staats gave the Arrows the lead for the last time at 15:42. The Lakers pulled their goalie hoping for the tying goal but the gamble backfired as Vaughn Harris and Rodd Squire both added empty netters within the last minute of play. Shayne Adams had a big game with one goal and three assists. Game 1 Arrows 11 Lakers 8 The Arrows Express opened the OLA Jr. A semi-final series Tuesday, July, 24th, at the ILA with an 11-8 victory over the Peterborough Lakers by riding a 4-0 first period lead through the rest of the game. Randy Staats drove the Arrows offense with four goals and an assist. Game 2 Arrows 10 Lakers 8 Six Nations took a 2-0 lead in the best of five series in Peterborough win a 10-8 win to firmly take the driver’s seat heading into Friday’s do-ordie game for the Lakers at the ILA.
Surrounded by four Lakers, Arrows Express captain, Mike Miller still gets a shot off in Saturday night’s game 3 of the OLA Jr. A semi-finals. The Arrows went on to win and clinched a berth into the finals with a game 4 win Sunday night in Peterborough. (Photo by Jim Windle) Shayne Adams opened the the play in the second and third Hill was on his game. Despite scoring for the Arrows with a periods especially, but Warren being outshot 65-40, the Arshorthanded goal at 1:49 after Peterborough was assessed a bench minor for too many men on the floor. But Adams gave that one back when he was called for holding at 4:51 and the Lakers capitalized on the ensuing powerplay. The Lakers took a 2-1 lead at Financing Available. 60 Month Term 4:18, however, that woke up the sleeping giant and the Arrows responded with a trio of goals from Shane Simpson, Brandon Montour and Mike Miller. Peterborough’s Zac Currier popped in two late goals past “GMAC leases return $0 down $195 monthly 72 months @ 4.99% 2500HD CrewCab 4x4 Diesel Warren Hill late in the period oac licence fee extra”, Safety Certified, Warranty Included, 2.4 “Fleet lease return $1600 down $599 monthly 84 months @ Litre 4 cyl, 5-door, 107,873 km to draw to within one goal of 4.99% oac licence fee extra”, Safety Certified, 12,523 km the Arrows at 5-4. 4x4 FWD Quinn Powless, Randy Staats and Rodd Squire scored consecutive goals to to open 00 00 $ $ Please the second period. Powless or $238/ Call month sneaked in behind the Lakers defence and the deadly accurate Warren Hill found him 1500 SLE CrewCab 4x4 Lt Wagon alone with a down-floor pass. Safety Certified, Warranty Included, 2.0 Litre 4cyl “Previous rental $0 down $382 monthly 84 months Squire’s goal was a shorthand97,882 km @ 4.99% oac licence fee extra”, Safety Certified, ed, unassisted effort. Warranty Included, 5.3L 8cyl, 5 1/2, 39,489 km WD F Peterborough responded 4x4 with a powerplay goal at 7:10, which was answered by Mon00 or $535/ $ 00 $ tour’s second of the game at or $178/ month month 10:51, also on a powerplay. Kyle Trolly netted a late Lakers marker at 19:28 to end two XLT Cargo SV6 EXTEnDED periods of play at 9-6 in favour Safety Certified, Warranty Included, 5.4 Litre 8cyl, Front Wheel Drive, Safety Certified, Warranty Included, of Six Nations. 141,547 km 3.9L 6cyl, 88,159 km The Lakers narrowed the RWD FWD margin with the first two goals of the third period before Randy Staats capped the win off at 00 00 $ $ or $218/ or $317/ 15:51 from Brendan Bomberry month month and Josh Johnson. The Lakers actually carried
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