Chiefs win home opener over Lakers

photo by Darryl Smart
They may have had a make-shift lineup, but Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs looked like the defending Mann Cup champions in their home opener Saturday.
With many of the Chiefs playing in the National Lacrosse League championship game in Rochester at the same time, the Chiefs showed its depth, beating the Peterborough Lakers 10-6 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
"This was a great start for us," Chiefs coach Rich Kilgour said. "It's tough when you have so many guys out, but we were able to muster up enough guys and come out here with a great effort."
Rookie Randy Staats showed why the Chiefs protected him during this year's Major Series Lacrosse draft, leading the way with three goals, while Scott Defrancesco and Roger Vyse each netted a pair.
Rob Marshall, Torey Gardiner, and Six Nations Arrows call up Vaughn Harris each scored once.
Evan Kirk was solid when called upon between the pipes for the win.
"I'm really impressed with Randy," Kilgour said. "He looked great out there. It looks like he's gained a bit of weight playing at Syracuse (University). He's strong, and he;ll be a great asset for us."
There's no rest for the Chiefs, as they take on the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks Sunday at 6 p.m. on the road.
The Chiefs will raise their championship banner on Saturday June 7, when they host the Brampton Excelsiors at 7 p.m.
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