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LacrosseChiefs “looking forward to the challenge” in MSL championship series

The Six Nations Chiefs are getting ready to face off against the Peterborough Lakers for the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) Championship. 

“We’re really excited to be heading into the finals,” Chiefs head coach Duane Jacobs said. “Our guys worked really hard all season to put themselves in this position and are excited to get to work.”

Six Nations sat on top of the league all season, winning eight of their 12 games. In the first round of the playoffs, they swept the Cobourg Kodiaks. 

“That first round definitely wasn’t easy,” Jacobs said. “Every game was close. Our team was really pushed by our opponents, which I think was good for our guys heading into the series against Peterborough.”

The Lakers have been some of the Chiefs’ toughest competition all year, trailing them by only three points in the final standings. 

“These guys are definitely our biggest rivals in the league and we’re prepared for a tough series,” Jacobs said. “We’re looking forward to the challenge. We believe it’s going to be a really good and entertaining series.”

The winner of the best-of-seven series will go on to host the 2022 Mann Cup, a series between the best senior men’s box lacrosse teams from the East (MSL) and West (Western Lacrosse Association). The series is scheduled to start on September 9. 

Jacobs encouraged all fans to come out to support their hometown Chiefs. 

“The players, the coaches, and everybody involved with the team love to see a packed house,” he said. “The fan support really brings energy to our group. It’s really enjoyable for the players to play in a great atmosphere.”

The series kicked off on Tuesday, August 16 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. The Lakers took the series lead with a 10-6 win. 

Game 2 of the series is on Thursday, August 18 at 8 p.m. at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Fans are able to watch the away game online on the Major Series Lacrosse YouTube page, and on cable television on YourTV Peterborough and RogersTV 20.

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