Six Nations win 2013 Mann Cup after an 8-5 win on Friday night.
The Six Nations Chiefs are Mann Cup champions for the first time since 1996. Six Nations scored the only 4 goals of the third period to pull away from the Victoria Shamrocks for an 8-5 win, giving them the series 4-2.Cody Jamieson had another big night, scoring 2 goals and 4 assists. He led the series in goals (12), assists (16) and points (28) and was presented with a well-deserved Mike Kelly Award for Mann Cup MVP. Kasey Beirnes contributed a hat trick. He opened the scoring when he finally connected on a quick stick after not quite finding the timing in the series. The goal came from the slot on a pass from Colin Doyle. Jamieson buried an outside shot through a screen to make it 2-0 for the Chiefs before the Shamrocks fought back with a pair from Cory Conway to make it 2-2 after the first period.
All the players on the floor got into a shoving match at the end of the period. Jamieson and Tyler Hass wound up with minors from the fracas, so the second period started out 4 on 4. As he has shown a predilection for throughout the series, Jamieson was involved in a scoring play almost immediately after being released from the penalty box. He set up Stephen Keogh for a goal at 2:19. Beirnes’ second made it 4-2 and the Chiefs appeared to have stretched their lead to 3 goals when Johnny Powless threw some hard fakes and tucked the ball behind Matt Vinc, but he was called in the crease and the goal was waved off.
The Shamrocks seemed buoyed by the no goal call and got back into the game when Nolan Heavenor in transition skipped a low shot past Brandon Miller. Scott Ranger ripped an overhand from just outside the dotted line that seemed to surprise Miller as it found a spot just inside the post. Jeff Shattler scored with two and a half minutes to go in the second and Victoria enjoyed its first lead of the game, taking the 5-4 edge into the second intermission.
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