photo courtesy of Pellerins Photography
It was a golden day on Saturday August 29 for the members of the Team Iroquois Midget National Team.
Playing the previously undefeated Ontario team in the Gold Medal final game, the Iroquois team came out flying from the get go, and battled Ontario hard. Led by offensive stars Jake Bomberry, Johhny and Quinn Powless, and the stellar goaltending of Kanathonson David, the Iroquois team scored with just over a minute remaining in regulation time to tie the score at 7-7.
Johnny Powless, the eventual tournament MVP, intercepted a pass in the Ontario end, took a shot on net, and then battled to get his own rebound. Powless then curled around behind the Ontario net, fed the ball to Kyle Isaacs and Isaacs threw a cross floor pass to Quinn Powless who buried the ball waist high on Ontario goalie Don Alton.
From there the two teams went into Overtime and Seth Oakes took over. Oakes dominated the Overtime scoring no less than four goals, leading Iroquois to the 11-7 final.
I made the comments throughout the game that these young men are going to be the future of our Junior and MSL / NLL game, and I could not be more excited to see that happen.
Congratulations to both teams on a great display of lacrosse and a super final game. I also wanted to give a shout out to all of the volunteers that pulled off this National Championship. It is their efforts that made this all possible.
For those that would like to see the recorded broadcast of the final game you can check it out in full Right Here. I will forewarn everyone that the video quality is not the greatest, but good enough to get a feel for the final game action.
In the bronze medal game, Team British Columbia needed double Overtime to defeat Team Alberta by a final score of 7-6 Goalies Scott Kavalinas (Alb)and Ryley Brown (BC) were both exceptional in net. In the “B” final games, Team Manitoba got by Team New Brunswick 6-4, and the Bronze medal went to Team Quebec, who defeated Team Saskatchewan 9-5.
For all of the scores and stats fomr he week long tournament visit the offficial site at http://midgetlaxnationalchampionship.com/Standings.htm
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