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Warriors overcome early deficit; Knockwood tallies eight points

Bryson Knockwood of the Mi’kmaq Warriors controls the ball during weekend action in the East Coast Junior Lacrosse League. Knockwood racked up 13 points in two games, including two goals and six assists in a 12-10 victory over the New Brunswick Mavericks on Sunday.
Bryson Knockwood of the Mi’kmaq Warriors controls the ball during weekend action in the East Coast Junior Lacrosse League. Knockwood racked up 13 points in two games, including two goals and six assists in a 12-10 victory over the New Brunswick Mavericks on Sunday. - Joey Smith

TRURO, N.S. – The Mi’kmaq Warriors erupted for eight second-period goals and held off the New Brunswick Mavericks 12-10 in the East Coast Junior Lacrosse League on Sunday.

It was the first win of the season for the Warriors, who dropped a 12-8 decision to the Sackville Wolves on Friday.

Bryson Knockwood was the biggest offensive catalyst on Sunday at the Colchester Legion Stadium, as the fourth-year forward had two goals and six assists for a tidy eight-point afternoon.

Connor Dennis and Jordan Whitford each added three goals for the winners, while Jackson Den Elzen had a pair and Mackenzie Maloney and Daniel Logan contributed single markers. Zachary Whitford had three assists.

The Warriors fell behind 2-0 early, but reeled off 10 straight goals and led 11-4 after two periods. In the third, the Mavericks outscored their hosts 6-1, but it wasn’t enough, as the local squad picked up the W.  

The Warriors next action is Friday when they host the reigning champion Dartmouth Bandits for an 8 p.m. start at the stadium. The Warriors play their first road game of the season next Tuesday against the Halifax Hurricanes.

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