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Muskies go on three-game winning streak as Braves drop two, face two cancelations

 

Grayson Phillips dumps the ball to a teammate as he evades a St. Regis defender.

The Snake Island Muskies are on a three-game winning streak after a hometown bout with the St. Regis Braves and victories over Caughnawaga and Kahnawake.

On June 28, Akwesasne's teams faced off at Massena Arena. The Muskies dominated the first and second periods to earn a 12-6 win.

Skye Sunday, Akwi David, Grayson Phillips and Ky Tarbell, taking advantage of a power play, connected in the opening 20 minutes while their defense kept Braves stickhandlers silent. Sunday went on to score three of the six Snake Island goals in the second period. Lane Bennett, who scored twice, along with Dan Lazore and Oran Horn put St. Regis on the scoreboard in the middle frame. The teams traded goals in the closing period.

Sunday paced the Muskies offense with a game-high four goals and two assists. David scored one goal and four assists. Tarbell scored three times and assisted once. Lyle Thompson, in his team debut, scored twice and assisted once. Josh Huaitt and Phillips each netted singletons. Solo assists came from Justin Oakes and Hati Lazore. Goaltender Mike Thompson earned a win.

For Snake Island, Horn and Bennett each scored twice. Dan Lazore and Sam Bradman posted solo goals. Single assists came from Tye Terrance, Mike Lazore, Geoff McNulty, Derek Hopps, Tyson Square, Jarrett Jacobs and Mike Shea. Netminder Trey Adams was tagged with a loss.

On June 17, St. Regis narrowly dropped a tilt with Caughnawaga at Kahnawake Sports Complex 13-11.

While fielding a short roster, they came alive to outscore the competition 7-2 in the closing stanza, after trailing 4-2 after the first period and 11-4 after the second.

Geoff McNulty led the Braves with three goals and four assists. John Jacobs scored three times and also assisted three plays. Dan Lazore and Dalston Day both scored twice and assisted once. Lukas Baldion tallied a goal and a helper. Lane Bennett set up two plays. Trey Adams backstopped.

Jacob Ruest led the Indians with four goals and two assists. Other players tallying points included Adam Bomberry (two goals, three assists), Karahkwanoron Two Axe (one goal, three assists), Ben Green (two goals, one assist), Joe Hall (one goal, one assist), Garrett Cree (one goal, one assist), Hank Delisle (one assist) and Sose Regis (one goal). Curry Rice covered the net.

The Muskies downed the Mohawks at the St. Lawrence Centre Arena in Massena on June 30. The Snake Island offense outscored the competition in each period 5-2, 6-3 and 4-3 for a 15-8 final score.

Two Muskies earned seven points – Lyle Thompson (four goals, three assists) and Skye Sunday (six goals, one assist). Ky Tarbell scored once and set up five plays. Justin Oakes netted a trio of goals with two assists. Hati Lazore scored once with two helpers. Shane Francis notched three assists and Grayson Phillips one assist. Kobi Johnson covered the net in the winning effort.

For Kahnawake, Pete Jacobs had five assists. Greg Horn and Emmett Printup each scored three times. Toke Goodleaf had two assists. Pierre Alexandre Hamel scored once and assisted once. Sam Norton had a solo goal and Simon Desy set up one play. Christian Thompson backstopped for the losing effort.

The Muskies' third recent win came on June 24 at Massena Arena. With the Indians leading 6-2 going into the second period, Snake Island rallied to outscore them 8-2 in both the second and third stanzas.

Skye Sunday scored seven goals and Lee Thomas two goals and five helpers. Ky Tarbell scored four times and set up two plays. Grayson Phillips recorded five assists. Akwi David contributed two goals and one assist. Shane Francis and Ryan Desveaux each notched a goal with a pair of helpers. Justin Oakes scored once and assisted once. Kobi Johnson and Mike Thompson split goalie duties, and each tallied an assist.

Lee Thomas (81) emerges with the ball after breaking out of a faceoff scrum.

For the Indians, Adam Bomberry scored three goals with four assists. Vaughn scored four times with a trio of helpers. Ky Horn scored once with two assists. Curry Rice had a pair of goals. Jamie McComber and Jozef Cheetham had solo helpers. Ni McComber covered the net for the winning effort.

Two recent Braves games were canceled, on June 30 against the Capital Region Axemen at Anowarakowa Arena and June 23 against the Indians at Kahnawake Sports Complex.

In other Three Nations/Quebec Senior B Lacrosse League action:

• The Windsor Eagles defeated the Kahnawake Mohawks 13-7 on June 29 at Kahnawake Sports Complex.

• The Capital Region Axemen beat the Eagles 15-8 on June 24 at Centre J.A. Lemay in Windsor. Ottawa's Blake Kenny scored a game-high five goals and two assists.

• The Axemen beat the Mohawks 14-6 on June 23 at Earl Armstrong Arena in Gloucester, Ontario. The Axemen's Spencer Corkery had a game-high three goals with three helpers.

 

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