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.