The Ottawa Axemen and Kahnawake Mohawks battled last night in what was the top Quebec Senior Lacrosse League game of the year thus far. Both teams went into the contest at 8-1 and tied for first place in the league.
Kahnawake led 3-1 after the first period but the Axemen exploded to score five in the second and led 6-5. The Axemen continued with a strong third period as they won 10-7 thanks to four goals in the third.
Leading Kahnawake were Ty Thompson, Alex Kedoh Hill and Gewas Schindler with three points each, while former Buffalo Bandits goaltender Mike Thompson made 38 saves.
Tim Bergin led Ottawa and the game with seven points overall. Raj Wasson and Jordan Joncas had five each while Mark Vradenburg had four. Brett Perras made 39 saves in victory.
Ottawa is now 9-1 and holds a one game lead over the 8-2 Mohawks. Kahnawake still has a three game lead over third place Vermont. The Mohawks return to action tonight against Sherbrooke and Sunday in Vermont.