Ironmen knocked out of national tourney following quarter-final loss

By Sam Laskaris Writer Darrell Anderson was understandably frustrated. Yet the head coach of the Six Nations Ironmen was already looking forward to the 2024 Fred Sasakamoose Chief Thunderstick National Hockey Championships. Anderson’s charges found themselves in a familiar yet disappointing position again on Sunday. For the third straight year the Ironmen were eliminated from the national tournament, which is always staged in Saskatoon, following a quarter-final loss. “Yeah, we’ll be back next year,” Anderson said. “We’re determined to win this thing.” The quest for a national title this year ended for the Six Nations squad following a 2-1 overtime setback against the OCN Winterhawks. The Winterhawks, representing Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba, had forced an OT session by scoring the tying goal with just 16 seconds remaining in regulation…

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