The Six Nations Rebels are still alive in their chase of a fifth straight Founders Cup Championship. After Six Nations swept their opponents in the first two rounds, Orangeville became the Rebels contender for the Ontario semifinals.
After games One and Two Six Nations took the 2-0 series lead and it looked like it would be another series sweep. But Orangeville got the 8-3 road win in game Three and came back at home to tie the series up.
On Monday night, the Rebels were back at home in front of a packed house at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Six Nations quickly jumped to the 1-0 lead after Danton Miller scored a goal, which was assisted, by Mitch Green and Ricky Smith. Less than ten minuets later, forward Layne Smith ripped a shot from the outside that went in and defender Ty Logan netted a goal giving the team a 3-0 lead after the first.
Orangeville opened up the second with a shorthanded goal Trevor Smyth but after that it was all Six Nations. Goals by Chayton King, Garret Vyse-Square and Travis Longboat who also assisted on the goal to Vyse-Square gave the Rebels the 6-1 lead. In the third, no goals were scored but Six Nations showed to have a strong defense led by Kessler Doolittle, Ty Logan and Alex Henry. Also, Sherman Williams is a top defender but the backbone of the defense and team is goalie Briley Miller.
Miller may be young but he plays like a seasoned vet always keeping his team in the game. On this night, Miller saved thirty-two shots and pointstreak.com has him down for 344 saves this post season.
Going into the Ontario finals the Rebels will face off with the Akwesasne Indians. a team that is looking to challenge for the top spot and notably would have won every game this post season if not for a forfeit against Halton Hills. If anyone can beat Akwesasne it will be Six Nations as the Rebels look to bring home their fifth straight Ontario championship and a trip out to Calgary for the Founders cup.