Jody Rice: Mann Cup Game 1 Report

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By Jody Rice ( SUPER FAN )

Sept 6,2014(ISN) – Game 1 of the war on the floor between the Victoria Shamrocks (VS)

took place on Friday Night with the defending champions The Six Nations

Chiefs (SN) controlling the play most of the game.

The Shamrocks applied a lot of pressure in the first 7 minutes but Six Nations controlled the tempo

throughout against the weary looking Shamrocks. Six Nations opened the

scoring with a goal from forward Craig Point) who firied a shot that went

over starting goalie Matt Flindell’s left shoulder. A few minutes later SN’s

Colin Doyle fired a shot from the left side using Shamrocks Tyler Hass as a

screen giving the Chiefs a 2-0 lead. FN’s Point scored once again from the

right side putting the chiefs up 3-0 just a few moments after Doyle’s goal.

WLA regular season scoring champ Ryhs Duch finally put the Shamrocks

on the board with a hard shot from the middle making the score 3-1. SN’s

Cody Jamieson returned the favour firing a hard low shot from the Victoria

line putting Six Nations up 4-1 after one period. Shots were 16- 15 SN.

In the second period Jamieson kept the Six Nations run going with a

hard shot that Flindell did not see, bringing the score up to 5-1. At this

point in the game Shamrocks coach Bob Heyes gave Matt Flindell a rest

giving rookie goalie Cody Hagedorn his first ever Mann Cup action at the

2 minute mark in the 2nd to try to stem the tide. Nothing could stop the

Chiefs tonight as soon after SN’s Kasey Beines got to the middle and

whipped a shot by Hagedorn for a commanding 6-1 lead against a fatigued

looking Shamrocks team. Shamrocks newcomer Chris Wardle connected

from the middle to make it 6-2 only to have Six Nations counter with a back

breaking shorthanded goal by Colin Doyle late in the period to make the

score 7-2 Six Nations after 2. Shots19-13 Victoria.

In the 3rd the Shamrocks tried to make a game of it finding their legs but

were only rewarded with an early-unassisted marker from Dhane Smith

and a goal with about 5 minutes left from Brandon Bull.

The Mann Cup opener was an uninspiring match as both teams were

feeling each other out and the Shamrocks unable to get inside and fight to

the net and battle for loose balls off face-offs. It appeared that they were

unable to get their transition game going as they looked to be battling

a bit of jet lag. I expect a much quicker, faster, tougher game from both

teams tonight in game 2. Remember you can always catch the games on Logon, about 20 minutes before the game. Cost

is just over $11 or if you are in the Victoria area the games are shown at

Brown’s Social House at both locations Call to make reservations, as they

are sure to have a full house.

And that is this Super fans view from a chair.



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