McIntosh shines in Chiefs win over BLC

Photo by Darryl Smart

Ben McIntosh knew it was his time to shine for the Six Nations Chiefs.

With six players gone to the World Lacrosse Championships in San Diego, McIntosh scored three goals and added one assist to lead the Chiefs to a 9-8 victory over the Brooklin Lacrosse Club Tuesday night in Major Series Lacrosse action at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.

BLC opened the scoring with Luke Pilcher scoring with a quick stick off a Jacob Martino feed at 8:38 on the power-play.  Eric Fannell tied the game with a blast off a Layne Smith feed at 16:01.

The Brooklin Lacrosse Club got off to a quick start in the second with Parker Pipher converting a Brady Kearnan pass at 1:07, followed by Jack Travassos scoring unassisted 0:48 seconds later opening up a two goal lead.

 McIntosh brought the Chiefs within one finishing off a Shayne Jackson feed at 3:23, but Brady Kearnan got it back recovering a rebound and beating Doug Jamieson at 4:54.  BLC increased the lead to three when Luke Pilcher converted a Ryan Keenan pass 0:36 seconds later. 


McIntosh immediately answered scoring his second of the period off a Sam LeClair pass at 5:49, then a tic-tac-toe play got Six Nations within one goal.  Bryan Cole, found Shayne Jackson, who found Ben McIntosh with a quick stick finish at 9:49.  Brad Kri tied the game in transition at 12:28, followed by Bryan Cole converting a Tyson Bell feed just 0:08 seconds later for the lead.  Jacob Martino tied the game for Brooklin finishing off a Zac Carrigan feed at 13:50. 

With seconds left in the period,  McIntosh was able to grab a lose ball at centre, quickly passing to Sam LeClair who found Shayne Jackson with the buzzer beater at 19:59.

In the third period, Charlie Scanlon opened the  scoring, increasing the Chiefs lead off an Eric Fannell pass at 3:04, followed by Shayne Jackson scoring off a Bryan Cole feed at 8:17. 

Ryan Keenan scored on the power-play for Brooklin off a Jacob Martino pass at 9:31, followed by Brady Kearnan also converting a Jacob Martino feed at 14:44, bringing the game within one goal. 

BLC put together a good effort in the final moments but couldn’t solve Doug Jamieson.