Friday, 3 May 2013

Saints roll past Six Nations 15-6 in home opener

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The St. Catharines Saints improved to 2-0 on the season as they defeated the Six Nations Rivermen by the score of 15-6 in their 2013 home opener at Bill Burgoyne Arena.

Prior to the game, the Saints honoured legendary coach and Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Famer Jim Brady who did the ceremonial face-off.

"It is going to be an exciting season for Saints lacrosse," said General Manager Dave Colbourne. "We have added some key players to lineup for 2013 with a goal of bringing the President's Cup to St. Catharines."

The Saints opened the game with three straight goals and led 5-2 after one period. In the second period, they scored five of the final seven goals to take a commanding 11-5 lead after 40 minutes.

In the third period it was much of the same as the green and white offense continued to roll adding three straight goals in just over a minute to lead by as many as nine, 14-5 with seven minutes left in regulation.

Saints Andrew Potter added five points in
the season home opener vs. Six Nations
Leading the Saints offense was the duo of Andrew Potter (2G, 3A) and Corey Fowler (1G, 4A) who both added five points each. Dylan Llord contributed with two goals and two assists while Steve Priolo (2G, 1A), Jay Thorimbert (1G, 2A) and Bryan Neufeld (1G, 2A) all added three points each. Rounding out the St. Catharines scoring were Mark Debrone (2G), Brad Favero (2G), Jordie Daradick (1G, 1A), Mike Attwood (1G, 1A) and Chris Attwood (2A) who all chipped in with two points each in the victory.

For the Rivermen, Cory Bomberry added two goals and two assists for a four-point night. Cody Jacobs recorded one goal and two helpers while Logan Kane chipped in with two goals. Cody Johnson added a single goal to close out the scoring.

In his Saints debut, goaltender Scotty Komer recorded 37 saves for the victory. The Rivermen's Jeff Powless suffered the loss.

Up next for the Saints is the Brooklin Merchants on Sunday, May 5th at 4pm at the Bill Burgoyne Arena. This game is being sponsored by (BHI) Ball Hockey International.