Kodiaks claw at short-staffed Chiefs

A great start wasn't enough for the Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs Sunday night.
The Chiefs, who were again short-staffed, got off to a great start in the first period, but couldn't keep the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks at bay in the second, as they ran away with a 11-6 win at the
Waterloo Rec Centre.
For a second-consecutive night, APs Tory Gardiner and Vaughn Harris helped provide a spark, especially in the first period, helping the Chiefs to a 4-1 lead after 20 minutes. In the first, Harris scored twice, while Gardiner and rookie Randy Staats added one each.
Though Staats scored again early in the second period, and Harris scored his third of the game, the Kodiaks woke up and clawed their way back, scoring eight times in the period to run away with a 9-6 lead, before netting two more in the third.
Jamie Rooney led the Kodiaks with three goals and two assists, while Ryan Benesch added three goals and a helper. Dhane Smith, Luke Laszkiewicz, Mike Teeter, Cody McMahon, and Mitch Wilde each scored one goal.
The Chiefs are back in action Saturday, when they host the Brampton Excelsiors.
With the Rochester Knighthawks capturing its third-consecutive National Lacrosse League championship Saturday, the Chiefs will have its full lineup back for the 7 p.m. game, where they will raise the 2013 Mann Cup championship banner.


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