CALGARY, AB — While one series has come to a close in the first round of the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) League playoffs, the other is still raging.
On Saturday, the Six Nations Chiefs put the dagger into the hearts of the Brooklin Redmen with a 9-6 victory to take the series.
Only one Roughneck leaves the playoff competition with the departure of the Redmen.
Lefty Reilly O’Connor did not play a ton of minutes in the playoffs, competing for time with star Shayne Jackson and Mark Matthews, as well as youngsters Dan Lintner and Ryan Keenan.
Despite that, O’Connor tallied four points (1g, 3a) in six games during the playoffs. In the regular season, the Whitby, ON, native averaged three points per game with 21 points (4g, 17a) in seven games.
In the other match-up in the MSL playoffs, the Peterborough Lakers and the Oakville Rock having been going back and forth.
The Lakers took first blood with a big 8-3 win back on Aug. 2. Since then, the teams have alternated wins – resulting in a 3-2 series lead for Peterborough.
Dan MacRae, Wesley Berg, and the Rock have their backs against the wall and will look to even the series tonight at the TRAC.
So far in the series, MacRae has missed two games, while Berg has missed one.
Being two integral parts of the defence and offence, respectively, having both of their sticks in the line-up will be paramount going forward.
In the series, Berg has been dynamite, netting six goals and six assists in four games. MacRae was also active in the scoring, tallying one of his own and dishing out two more.
With a spot secured in the MSL Finals, Six Nations will wait patiently for either the Lakers or the Rock to punch their ticket.
Peterborough Lakers vs. Oakville Rock — Aug. 15
Oakville Rock vs. Peterborough Lakers — Aug.18