Another close game in the Mann Cup championships

The Chiefs are leading the series 2-0, but the Salmonbellies have been posing challenges for the visitors

Game 2 of the 2023 Mann Cup gets underway at Queen’s Park Arena on Sept. 9, 2023. 📸: Jennifer Whiteside.

It was once again a close game, but the Salmonbellies weren’t able to split the series on Saturday night.

The Six Nations Chiefs managed a win, with a score of 13-11—despite the Bellies having the lead after the first period.

By the end of the second, the game was all tied up at 7-7.

“I think we had a lot of positives come out of [that game],” the Salmonbellies’ Will Malcom—who was the Stonehaus Realty Player of the Game—told Tino Fera in a post-game interview.

“Our transition was playing real well and playing real fast, it was starting to wear on [Six Nations]. We’ll just keep playing with speed and good things will happen.”

On his individual performance, Malcom said he felt much better in this game, because he’d been moving his feet more.

“I was a little more flat-footed in the first game,” he notes, adding that the trick has been to get the goalie moving back and forth more to give the team more of a chance to score.

The next game will be taking place on Monday night at Queen’s Park Arena—it’ll be a busy night in New West though—as city council will be taking place at the same time, albeit in Queensborough.

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