MSL Recap: Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks Vs.The Six Nations Chiefs.

On Tuesday night the Kitchener- Waterloo Kodiaks faced off against the Six Nations Chiefs after losing to them 10-8 in their last meeting on July 16. The Kodiaks came into this game wanting to avoid their third straight loss while the Chiefs wanted to continue their winning ways.

The Kodiaks got off to quick start as they scored two consecutive goals to open up the scoring and take a quick 2-0 lead. The Chiefs would respond with a goal from Alex Hill to cut the lead in half and make the score 2-1. The Kodiaks though would add two more goals in the period and extend their lead. AT the end of the first period the score was 4-2 in favor of the Kodiaks. In the second period the Chiefs quickly scored 2 goals in order to tie the game. The Kodiaks would then get a goal from Jamie Rooney to reclaim the lead as the score was now 5-4. The Chiefs though would respond with goals by Jon Sullivan and Alex Hill which gave the Chiefs the lead as the score was 6-5 at the end of the second period. The Chiefs would take control in the third period as they scored 4 consecutive goals in order to take a 10-5 lead. The Kodiaks would attempt a comeback but could only get the score to 10-7 as the Chiefs were able to prevent a comeback from the Kodiaks. With this win the Six Nations Chiefs improve to 4-1 on the season. While the Kitchener- Waterloo Kodiaks with the loss are now on a 3 game losing streak which has brought their record to 2-3 on the season.

The Kodiaks got off to a good start in this game but were unable to hold off the Chiefs offense. The The Kodiaks biggest problem was that they were outscored 8-3 in the in the second and third period combined they need to improve on defense and find a way to shutdown other teams offenses. The Kodiaks other problem was that they went 1 for 4 on the man advantage. In order to win the Kodiaks must take advantage of their power play chances. The Kodiaks did a good job in this game though of shutting down the Chiefs power play as they forced the Chiefs to go 0-7 on the man advantage. The Kodiaks best players in this game were Aaron Wilson who had 2 goals and an assist, their other top player was Brandon Thenhaus who had 4 assists on the night. Kitchener-Waterloo’s next game will be Tuesday June 26 against the Six Nations Chiefs.

The Chiefs did a good job in this game of coming back from a bad start as they allowed the Kodiaks to outscore them 4-2 in the first period. The Chiefs though took control in the second as their offense started to click and they were able to outscore the Kodiaks 8-2 over the second and third period combined. The Chiefs did a good job on defense as they were able to shut down the Kodiaks offense after the first period and only allowed the Kodiaks to score 3 goals in the rest of the game. The Chiefs also received a strong performance from Mike Poulin in net as he was solid in stopping the Kodiaks offense. The only weakness that the Chiefs had was they could not get going on the power play as they went 0-7 on the man advantage they need to improve on this as they need to be capitalizing on these opportunities. The Six Nations Chiefs next game is Tuesday June 26 against the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks.