CALGARY, AB — Last week, the Six Nations Chiefs had secured their spot in the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) League Final, and were patiently awaiting their next opponent.
They were waiting on either the Peterborough Lakers or the Oakville Rock.
With their series tied 2-2, the Peterborough Memorial Centre would play host to Game 5 where one team would take a big lead in the series.
That team was the Lakers. In what was a close game, Peterborough edged the Rock 10-7.
Without Wesley Berg, one of their top scorers, Oakville would need everyone to step up. Unfortunately, the powerhouse offence of the Lakers was too much to handle.
Dan MacRae, consistently involved in the offence, was not a factor on the offensive end for the floor for the Rock.
Down a game in the series, Game 6 was a crucial one for both teams.
Win and you’re in or lose and go home.
Having been to the MSL Finals and the Mann Cup last year, the Lakers are no strangers to pressure like this.
The game was very close all game, with the Rock holding a 4-3 lead after two periods.
That lead was largely due to Berg, who was by far the most active on the scoresheet this night. He scored one goal and added two assists, getting in on three of the four goals.
However, the offence disappeared in the third period.
The Lakers scored three goals to the Rock’s zero and won the game 6-4, advancing to the MSL Finals to face the Chiefs.
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