Rookie Whitcomb impresses with five goal effort to lead Chiefs
Photo by Lee Nanticoke Photography
Thanks to five goals from rookie Kobe Whitcomb and Austin Staats the Six Nations Chiefs coasted to an impressive 15-7 win over the Coburg Kodiaks.
Staats' three-straight goals were notched within the first four minutes of the game. Bo Bowhunter made it 4-0, followed up by Whitcomb playing in his first MSL game since being called up a couple of years ago from the Six Nations Rebels junior B team, sniping a hat trick, while Chris Weier added a single goal to give the Chiefs a 8-1 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The Kodiaks battled back in the second quarter outscoring the Chiefs 4-2 to narrow the score to 10-5.
The Chiefs led 13-6 by the end of the third quarter. A low scoring fourth quarter (2-1 for Six Nations) resulted in the final score.
Brandon Robinson was the Kodiaks’ top sniper scoring three goals.
Chiefs’ goaltender Warren Hill was exceptionally strong, recording the winwith a 57-save effort. Ethan Woods took the loss, despite sharing duties with Kevin Orleman.
With the win, the Chiefs record in the MSL Classic improves to 1-2, while the Kodiaks fall to 0-2.
Next up at the MSL Classic is a tilt between Owen Sound and the Six Nations Chiefs on Wednesday at 8pm. Thursday, the Cobourg Kodiaks play the Oakville Rock, also at 8pm.