After six weeks of play in the 2015 FNJBLL regular season one team stands above the rest: Seneca WarChiefs. Undefeated and alone in first place, the WarChiefs (8-0) traveled to Montreal this weekend going untested with two dominating performances.
Seneca first faced Kanehsatake Jr. Warriors, a team they shut out at home just one week prior. Kanehsatake scored this time, but the WarChiefs still came away 27-3 victors.
The following day saw Seneca face the Montreal Jr. Shamrocks, a team that has battled a number of obstacles this season. Low player numbers and injuries have plagued the Shamrocks, who were no match for the WarChiefs losing 27-0.
The battle for second place is tight with Rochester J-Hawks (6-2) and Onondaga Jr. Redhawks (6-3) currently with 12 points. The two squared off in Week 6 with Onondaga coming away with a 17-5 victory.
The short-handed J-Hawks did manage two wins over the weekend to remain in the race for the league championship. Coach Craig Whipple was satisfied with the results, under the circumstances.
“We had low numbers [players], but were able to go 2-1 over the weekend,” commented Whipple. “We had a tough loss at Onondaga, but were able to grind out a win in Vermont.”
Goalie Raphaël Stooke was recognized by the coaches after the victory over the Jr. Voyageurs. Joe Eddinger led the offense scoring five goals in the 12-7 win.
Week 6 Results
- Rochester J-Hawks 11, Tonawanda Jr. Braves 4
- Onondaga Jr. Redhawks 17, Rochester J-Hawks 5
- Seneca WarChiefs 26, Kanehsatake Jr. Warriors 3
- Rochester J-Hawks 12, Vermont Jr. Voyageurs 7
- Seneca WarChiefs 27, Montreal Jr. Shamrocks 0
Week 7 Schedule
Saturday, June 27
- Montreal Jr. Shamrocks at Seneca WarChiefs, 8 PM at Cattaraugus Community Center
Sunday, June 28
- Montreal Jr. Shamrocks at Tonawanda Jr. Braves, noon at Logan Field Outdoor Box
- Onondaga Jr. Redhawks at Vermont Jr. Warriors, 4 PM at Essex Skating Facility