Jeremy Thompson makes debut in Chiefs win over Brampton
Hours before the opening faceoff, the Chiefs secured the transfer of Jeremy Thompson.
“We’re pleased to get Jeremy in the lineup,” Chiefs president Duane Jacobs said. “He’s a great player and knows how to win. He’s a great fit with our team.”
Thompson captured his second-straight National Lacrosse League championship recently, helping the Saskatchewan Rush.
Against the Brampton Excelsiors on Tuesday, Thompson quietly went about his business, earning one assist on Quinn Powless’ game-winning goal in the third period as the Chiefs went on to an 11-8 victory.
After being up 4-3 after 20 minutes, the Excelsiors came roaring back in the second, scoring five to take a one goal lead.
But that’s when the Chiefs defence went to work, shutting their guests down and the offence began to click.
Stephen Keough tied things up four minutes into the frame, while Powless, Jordan Durston and Cody Jamieson secured the win.
Though he didn’t score a goal, Johnny Powless led the way with seven assists, while Vaughn Harris scored three goals. Jamieson, Quinn Powless, Keogh and Durston all netted two each.
Dillon Ward was again sharp between the pipes, making 35 stops for the win.
Combined with Sunday’s 15-6 win in Coburg, the Chiefs are now 7-3 and are back at the top of the Major Series Lacrosse standings with the Peterborough Lakers, who sit at 7-2.
The Chiefs are back in action Tuesday, when the Brooklin Redmen return to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Game time is 8 p.m.