Game 6 for the Saskatoon Brewers, from Canadian PGLL Senior B Box Lacrosse was a win for the Brewers against the Moose Jaw Chiefs. This cemented the Brewers in first place this season. With more than half of the regular season games played, the Brewers have earned 126 goals, which is an average of 21 goals per game. On the reverse, the Brewers would only see 19 goals scored on them for the whole season, an average of three per game. Largely thanks to starting goalie Hunter Wongstedt, who has been a brick wall in net and proving every game his worth on the team.
Period 1 of Game 6 had both teams with short benches, ten players to one goalie each. Jack Okanee stepped up to take face-offs this game; he won 90% of the matchups which unquestionably helped the Brewers with breakaway goals off the line. First goal of the game went to Okanee at the 16:42 mark, followed shortly after by a goal at 15:59 and 13:14 by team captain Brandon Murphy. A too-many-men call would help the Chiefs score their one goal this period at 6:55. Casey MacIntyre would score back to back goals to end the period at 1:41 and 0:40 marks. Greg Simpson and Wyatt Goldade were stand out players this period on defense in the absence of assistant captain Chris Sokalofsky, who was injured in Game 4 against the Regina Heat. The Brewers took more than 20 shots on net this period with only five landing; Coach Marcus Fischer’s goals for period two was to score more on the shots taken and bring the score up from 5-1.
Period 2 saw Bryton Thorarinsson emerge as a force on his own; scoring three goals this period at 10:49, 4:37, and 1:37. With his bullet of a shot, Thorarinsson pushed the Chiefs defense close to the crease- as to avoid getting one of the hardest shots on the team in the legs. Okanee, MacIntyre and B. Murphy would all score again this period, bringing the Brewers to an 11-1 lead. Scott Anderson and Brady Fetch were shutting down the Chiefs offense, only allowing six shots on net, none of which leading to a score for the Chiefs this period. Moose Jaw Chiefs goalie Sheldon Paul had the game of his season against the Brewers stopping over 43 shots on net.
Period 3 saw two goals from Adam Saunders at 15:29 and 7:13, one goal from MacIntyre at 11:41, one goal from B. Murphy at 6:19, and one goal from Fetch at 0:42. The Chiefs would get one more point on the score board at the 10:28 mark. Defense was major in this period as the Brewers rotated the offense and defense around getting both sides of the team exposure to the ball. Final score would end up at 16-2 with player of the game going to Greg Simpson for stepping up and leading the defense. Over all Coach Fischer was happy with the outcome of the game with such a short bench, hoping to have players back from injury and school in the coming games before playoffs. The Saskatoon Brewers are proving to be absolute leaders in the Prairie Gold Lacrosse League, with no hint of that changing anytime soon.