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“Thank you fans!”

At Lakers banquet, shoe was on other foot as players gave fans a standing ovation

 

September 30, 2011

by Anna Taylor

 

PETERBOROUGH - Captain Scott Self ended the Peterborough Lakers annual banquet by thanking the fans, a gesture followed by the players standing up and clapping for the fans and volunteers that dedicated their summer to the team.

 

Milligan Assistant coach Jim Milligan poses with Cory Vitarelli and Aaron Grayson (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)

 

The banquet, held at the Trentwinds International Centre on Lansdowne Street West, was an evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the team that finished first in the MSL during the regular season, and played one of the hardest fought playoff series ever seen in Peterborough vs. Six Nations.

 

Hosted by Carey Walker, the evening featured speeches and thank you’s by Karl McFadden, Doug Peacock, Brian Higgins, Ron Keast, Ron Nolan, and Mayor Darryl Bennett, who gently reminded theBrampton Excelsiors to “watch out, you’re holding our cup.”

 

Brian Higgins presented a large cheque to McFadden, the proceeds from the 50/50 draws throughout the course of the season. $39,850 was donated this year to the Lakers Youth Lacrosse Camp.


“Nothing brings the crowd to its feet like a Brad Self fifty yard dash, a John Grant shorthanded goal, a Mark Steenhuis penalty kill, or an Evans shot to the head of an opponent.” – Lakers President Ted Higgins


 

Best Defense Lou Nickle Memorial Award for Best Defense Chris White

Shirley Whitnell and Fae Murney were recognized for their efforts in raising over $10,000 in door and draw prizes for the evening. Notables winning door prizes were Gavin Prout, Aaron Grayson, Mayor Darryl Bennett, and both Evans parents. Scott Evans hosted the presentation of the draw prizes with help from brother Shawn and tiny Lakers' fans Morgan and Peyton. Scott Evans proved to be an entertaining host, pretending to struggle with some names and joking with the crowd.

 

Barry Larock Trophy

Left: the Barry Larock Memorial Trophy for the Lakers Most Valuable Player Tracey Kelusky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Hardware

Back row: Kyle Sorensen (accepting for brother Brock), Sean Thomson, John Grant Jr Front row: Brad Self, Tracey Kelusky, Scott Self accepting for himself (and accepting for Chris White)

Player awards were handed out by the coaches. The following is a list of the winners.

 

Most Improved – Sean Thomson

Rookie of the Year – Brock Sorensen (accepted by his brother Kyle)

Lou Nickle Defenseman of the Year Award – Chris White (accepted on his behalf by captain Scott Self, the “runner up,” as joked by the coaches)

Don Bruce Most Sportsmanlike Award – Brad Self

Robert Joseph Most Dedicated Award – Scott Self

Scoring Championship – John Grant

Barry Larock MVP Award – Tracey Kelusky

Fan Favourite Award – Tracey Kelusky

 

Top Scorer Top scorer John Grant Jr (centre) with Doug Peacock (left) and Jim Milligan (Photo credit: Marla Taylor)

Mark Steenhui Mark Steenhuis at the Lakers Banquet in September 2011 (Photo credit: Marla Taylor)

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Brampton wins Mann Cup in five games

September 13, 2011 Story here.

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Ted Higgins inducted into Peterborough Path of Fame

September 12, 2011 See article here.

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Brampton excels; now heading west

August 31, 2011

PETERBOROUGH-Brampton Excelsiors scored on their first two shots on net and that ended up being the difference as the Peterborough Lakers lost game six, 9 – 7 and the series, 4 – 2. Brampton now heads west to face the Langley Thunder for the Mann Cup.

 

Handshake Lakers congratulate the Excelsiors (Photo credit: Stewart Stick)

 

John Tavares, who assisted on two other Lakers’ goals, put the ball past Anthony Cosmo at 3:20 of the first, eliciting a huge cheer from the relieved Lakers’ fans.The Lakers drew even on a goal by Brad Self at 6:41. Three minutes later, Zack Greer got his second of three on the night to put Brampton ahead 3 – 2. On a delayed penalty call, Steve Toll evened the score on an end-to-end dash. Both Angus Goodleaf and Cosmo made spectacular saves with under three minutes to go in the first period. And with under a minute left, Cosmo made two more key saves with Lakers on the powerplay.

 

Carter Bender of Brampton opened the scoring in the 2nd period at 5:56. Chris White, with his first goal of the post-season, made it 4 – 4 at the 11:26 mark. Gavin Prout put Peterborough ahead at 12:07 and the lead held until two quick goals by the Excelsiors in the last minute gave them a 6 – 5 lead. Lakers hit the post just at the buzzer and Brampton headed to the third up by one.

 

It took until nearly the midpoint of the third for the first goal of the period to be scored. The crowd of 3767 leapt to its feet as Geoff Snider buried a shot and simultaneously caused a train wreck in the crease as he barreled into the Excelsiors’ goaltender. With no penalties called in the third, it appeared that the referees had put away their whistles.

 

Crashing net Geoff Snider buries the shot and Anthony Cosmo (Photo credit: Stewart Stick)

 

John McClure, going five-hole, started the three-goal flurry at 12:44 that would seal the Lakers’ fate. By the 15-minute mark, it would be 9 – 6 Brampton and they would never look back. With about three minutes to go, Tracey Kelusky, with the extra attacker on, would get the Lakers to within two, but that would be it.

The first game of the Mann Cup will be September 7.

Player of the game: Chris White

Game stats here.

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Lakers On Brink

by Anna Taylor

August 28, 2011

PETERBOROUGH- Anthony Cosmo may not talk to his goal posts, but he certainly owes them a debt of gratitude for their help in game five. The Lakers hit five posts en route to a 13-11 loss to the Brampton Excelsiors, who now lead the best of seven MSL final three games to two.

 

Despite the loss, the Lakers entertained their fans in the dying seconds of the game. John Grant and Sean Thomson each scored with under 30 seconds left, but it was too little too late for the Lakers, as an empty net goal for Brampton gave them the win.

 

Cory Vitarelli had the first shot of the game for the Lakers, a shot that was stopped in close by Anthony Cosmo. The Lakers had a great chance to open the scoring on their second shot, which ended up as the first post of the night. The Excelsiors then opened the scoring as Kevin Ross beat Angus Goodleaf. Tracey Kelusky tied the game for the Lakers at one on a shot that bounced off Cosmo’s pads and in the net. Peterborough took the lead just after a slashing penalty to Kyle Sorensen ended. Mark Steenhuis scored on a cross crease pass from Grant. Kelusky almost had his second of the night just a few seconds later on a nearly identical play on a pass from Vitarelli, but Cosmo was ready. Steenhuis was the star of the first period, as he tested Cosmo again. Only an athletic save, with Cosmo doing the splits, thrwarted number nine. Steenhuis then ragged the ball for 40 seconds on a penalty kill, to the sound of roaring applause from the crowd. Sorensen scored at 19:55 of the first period on a long shot that Cosmo should have easily stopped. The Lakers took a 3-1 lead into the dressing room.

 

John McClure opened the scoring for Brampton in the second period just nine seconds in, putting a shot over Goodleaf’s shoulder. Brampton scored four more after that in a span of under five minutes, to give Brampton a 6-3 lead. Kyle Sorensen appeared to aggravate an injury from the previous game and had to be helped off the floor mid-second period, although he would return in the third. The Lakers and Excelsiors traded goals for the next two minutes, with Brad Self scoring first, putting a backhand shot past Cosmo at 9:27. At 9:54 Zach Greer added to the Brampton lead with a bounce shot that beat Goodleaf. Kelusky then scored his second goal of the game through a crowd at 10:32 and John McClure added a goal for Brampton at 10:52. Goodleaf was replaced by Pat Campbell in the Peterborough net after McClure’s goal. Vitarelli for the Lakers and Dan Dawson for the Excelsiors rounded out the second period scoring, which saw the Excelsiors take a 9-6 lead into the intermission.

 

Campbell Pat Campbell provided an exciting moment at centre floor (Photo credit: Stewart Stick)

 

Showing faith in his starting goalie, Lakers' coach Jamie Batley opted to let Goodleaf start the third. Zach Greer, and then Kyle Neufeld’s goal, scored from directly in front of Goodleaf, ended the net minder’s night for good. Neufeld held the ball and faked out Goodleaf to put the ball right past him. Campbell allowed only one more goal for the Excelsiors at 5:50 of the third period. The Lakers then started a run, scoring the next four goals. John Grant, after a lackluster two periods, scored two goals. Junior callup Turner Evans scored shorthanded, and Scott Evans scored just after the Lakers hit their fifth post. Pat Campbell, known for his ball handling skills, ended up at centre floor after desperately trying to rescue the Lakers from a loose ball. The crowd applauded his entertaining effort.

 

Game six will be Tuesday in Peterborough at 8:00 p.m., with a possible game seven scheduled for Wednesday in Brampton. The Lakers will need to pull out all the stops on Tuesday to beat this powerful Brampton squad.

 

Game Notes:

- Jim Wasson participated in the ceremonial faceoff. Wasson captained the Lakers from 78-82 and won four Mann Cups. - Local lacrosse and hockey player, as well as aspiring singer Holly Astrom sang an energetic national anthem. - Geoff Snider missed the game to be with the Hamilton Nationals MLL team. Sean Thomson went 16-27 on face offs in Snider’s absence. - Attendance was 3700 - The 50/50 draw was worth $3300 - Brad Self was named player of the game, while the Three Stars were 1. John McClure, 2. Dan Dawson, and 3. Zach Greer.

Game stats here.

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Lakers draw even

August 25, 2011

 

BRAMPTON-Despite an early third-period three-goal flurry by Brampton that had Lakers’ fans covering their faces in despair, in the end, the Peterborough Lakers prevailed 11-10 to tie the MSL Final series at two games apiece. Shawn Evans again provided the spark with a four-goal performance with Tracey Kelusky notching three.

 

Defences dominated early until Mike Hominuk opened the scoring for Brampton at 6:34. Shawn Evans scored his first of the night 24 seconds later and Kelusky made the score 2 -1 for the Lakers at the 7:49 mark. The Lakers’ defence stood tall during Brad Self’s holding penalty and at 10:46, Turner Evans provided a two-goal cushion as he dove across the net to beat Excelsiors’ goaltender Anthony Cosmo. Geoff Snider ran the entire floor and pushed his way through Brampton defenders to score unassisted at the 13-minute mark. Tyler Burton drew the Excelsiors to within two goals with a marker at 15:16. The first period ended 4 – 2 Lakers as Angus Goodleaf, Turner Evans and Mark Steenhuis effectively killed off a four-minute Chris White checking-from-behind penalty.

 

Kyle Laverty and Mike Hominuk, after serving minor penalties for slashing each other, emerged from the box to get great chances on each other’s nets. Dan Dawson, with Cory Vitarelli in the box, and after some good ball handling by Brampton, made the score 4 – 3 at 9:03. Lakers fans called, to no avail, for a penalty as Brad Self was dragged to the carpet just before the goal. With 6:35 left in the frame, Zack Greer scored on a nice backhand pass from Kevin Ross to knot the score. Kelusky answered twice for the Lakers to make the score 6 – 4. A neat one-handed pass from Shawn Evans lead to Kelusky’s top-corner score. With Scott Evans in the box, Dan Dawson scored on a long shot to draw the Excelsiors to within one at the 18:17 mark. With a defender wrapped around him, Brad Self completed the second-period scoring with a one-handed shot that eluded Cosmo.

 

The third period flurry of goals by Brampton saw the Excelsiors take the lead 8 – 7 in just 59 seconds and gave the Lakers’ fans a sense of deja vu. An injury to Kyle Sorensen allowed the Lakers to regroup. With Chris Corbeil in the box, John Grant Jr. wired a shot to the top left corner to draw the Lakers even. Shawn Evans scored unassisted at 9:10 to put the Lakers back on top. A holding penalty to Gavin Prout , with 8:33 left in the period, gave Brampton the powerplay and Joe Resetarits tied the game. With about five minutes left in the period, the Lakers killed off a penalty to Daryl Gibson for an illegal cross check. Brendan Doran and Mark Steenhuis slashed at each other for 30 seconds or more before getting coincident minors at 15:43. Shawn Evans put the Lakers ahead 10 – 9 with an unassisted goal with about three minutes to go. A pass from Steenhuis to Shawn Evans with less than a minute left put the Lakers up 11 – 9. With Pat Campbell in goal for the waning seconds and Cosmo on the bench for Brampton, Tyler Burton scored the game’s final goal, but with 2.7 seconds left, it was inconsequential. Brampton outshot Peterborough 50 to 44.

 

Game five in the series goes Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Game six is also in Peterborough on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

Game summary here.

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Brampton up 2 - 1 in series

by Anna Taylor

August 24, 2011

 

PETERBOROUGH - Power outages that affected parts of the city tonight also hit the Peterborough Lakers and have given the Brampton Excelsiors a 2-1 series lead in the MSL Final. For the second game in a row, the Excelsiors won the third period by a large margin, outscoring the Lakers 6-2. Brad Self's two third period goals were not enough for the Lakers in game three, and the series now goes back to Brampton for game four Thursday night.

 

Evans fight Evans and Evans take on the Excelsiors with 10 seconds to go in Game 3 (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)

 

Shawn Evans opened the scoring for the Lakers at 51 seconds of the first period, his first of four goals on the night. Tracey Kelusky made it 2-0 Lakers just 32 seconds later. The Excelsiors scored three quick goals, the first from Mike Kirk at 7:44, followed by Frank Resetarits at 8:08, and then Resetarits' brother Joe at 8:22. Shawn Evans would add his second goal on a two-man advantage, and veteran John Tavares chipped in with a goal on the powerplay to make the score 4-3 after one.

 

John Grant Jr. opened the scoring in the second period at 2:55. Evans accepted the long pass from goaltender Angus Goodleaf and scored a short-handed goal at 4:23. Mike Hominuk scored next for Brampton, his first of three on the night, on a two-man advantage. Kyle Ross also put one behind Goodleaf for his first of two in the game, a play on which many fans thought there should have been a Brampton penalty. Frank Resetaris added another for the Excelsiors. Cory Vitarelli scored at 6:17. Shawn Evans, with his fourth, capitalised on Lakers' excellent time management by scoring just at the buzzer to leave them with an 8-6 edge at the end of the second period.

 

Brampton scored early and often in the third period. Goodleaf held the Lakers in the game, making a fantastic save on a breakaway at the seven-minute mark. The lead was lost shortly thereafter and the Excelsiors didn’t look back. Sandy Chapman sealed the deal with an empty net goal at 19:32. With 10 seconds left, some player temperatures overheated, and both Shawn and Scott Evans found themselves in the middle of fights with Kyle Rubisch and Chris Corbeil. All received fighting majors with the Evans both receiving additional roughing penalties.

 

Game four is Thursday night at the Powerade Centre in Brampton at 8:00 p.m. Game five will be Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Memorial Centre, and if necessary, game six will also be at the Memorial Centre on Tuesday August 30.

 

Game Notes:

- attendance 3761

- 50/50 draw was worth $3331.50

- Geoff Snider went 19 for 24 on faceoffs

- Shawn Evans was named player of the game - 3 Stars were 1. Shawn Evans, 2. Frank Resetaris, and 3. Mike Hominuk

Game statistics here.

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Lakers win in sudden death

August 18, 2011

PETERBOROUGH – Tracey Kelusky provided the scoring bookends to an exciting sudden-death 9 - 8 win by the Peterborough Lakers over the Brampton Excelsiors in the opening game of the Major Series Lacrosse Final. A crowd of 3269 was treated to back and forth action at the PMC Thursday night.

 

Lakers outscored the Excelsiors 3 - 0 in the opening frame with Angus Goodleaf and the defence continuing their stellar performances.

Kelusky Herculean effort by Tracey Kelusky (Photo credit: Stewart Stick)

 

Brock Sorensen scored his first goal of the post-season on an end-to-end rush.

 

Brampton scored early in the second, but the Lakers answered within a minute. However, the Excelsiors outscored the Lakers five to two in the second and the period ended tied at five.

 

A deft pass from Turner Evans to Cory Vitarelli gave a one goal edge to the Lakers at the 8:43 mark of the third. Brampton tied it with just over five minutes left. Scott Evans put the ball past Excelsiors goaltender Anthony Cosmo a minute later to give the Lakers the lead again, but his miscue with three minutes left allowed Brampton to tie the score and force the game into overtime.

 

Forty-one seconds into the ten-minute overtime, Gavin Prout put Peterborough ahead. Brampton replied with just under four minutes remaining to force a sudden-death overtime period.

Near misses at both ends of the floor had Lakers' fans holding their breaths until Tracey Kelusky's over the shoulder shot eluded Cosmo at 13:52.

Game details here.

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Lakers Offence Crumbles Poulin Wall

Goodleaf was Greatleaf

by Anna Taylor August 15, 2011

 

PETERBOROUGH – After a convincing 10-3 win Monday night, the Peterborough Lakers have eliminated the Six Nations Chiefs and will now face the Brampton Excelsiors in the Major Series Lacrosse finals. Six Nations starter Mike Poulin allowed 8 goals before being replaced in the third by Matt Vinc. Despite the strong tandem of Poulin and Vinc, the Chiefs just couldn’t stop the Lakers from scoring. Vinc spent most of his nine minutes in goal running back and forth between the bench to try and give the Chiefs an extra advantage.

 

Before a raucous sold out crowd, Scott Self opened the scoring 59 seconds into the first period. Self stole the ball in the defensive zone and ran up the floor to put the ball past Poulin, unassisted. The Lakers held the lead until 13:09 when Roger Vyse scored his first of two in the period. Vyse did a spin-o-rama and put the ball over both his own shoulder and then Angus Goodleaf. Vyse’s second goal at 16:12 put the Chiefs on top2-1, a lead they carried into the intermission. B. Smith

Billy Dee Smith takes on the Lakers bench at the end of Game 7 (Photo credit: Stewart Stick)

 

Both teams had their chances in the opening frame but many shots went wide of the nets. The only penalty of the first was taken by the Lakers Kyle Clancy for interference. Ace penalty killer Mark Steenhuis killed off over a minute of the power play, to loud cheers from the crowd. The Lakers almost tied the game with under 10 seconds to go, but like game five, had a fantastic goal called back due to a crease violation.

 

The second period was all Peterborough as they scored five goals. John Grant Jr. scored his first of four on the night at 4:21. Steenhuis had the prettiest goal of the night, on a heck of a pass from Kyle Sorensen after Sorensen was tackled from behind. The Lakers ran into penalty trouble halfway through the period, but Steenhuis’ spectacular penalty killing continued as he was taken down by two members of the Chiefs, and on the next whistle got the ball back and killed the back end of a five on three for the Chiefs. Grant scored two more in the frame, and Shawn Evans added his first of the night to make the score 6-2 after two periods of play.

 

Garrett Billings scored for the Chiefs 2:35 into the third period, but Goodleaf shut the door the rest of the way. The Lakers added four more in the third, the first from Geoff Snider, who returned to the lineup, and got the ball on a breakaway. Evans scored his second thanks to some hard work from Cory Vitarelli along the boards. Grant scored his fourth goal, on a power play, and Steve Toll scored his first of the playoffs into Vinc’s empty net. With one minute remaining, several Lakers players got up on their bench and waved at the crowd to get on their feet. The sold out crowd responded, and Steenhuis later said in an interview with Cogeco’s Pete Dalliday that the team could feel the crowd behind them.

 

Nobody expected the game to end without some rough stuff, and things got nasty with under 10 seconds to go. The Chief’s Billy Dee Smith went after Kyle Sorensen, and all on the floor became involved in the scrum. Ryan Cousins and Gavin Prout tried to fight and although both received fighting majors and game misconducts, did not get any farther than pushing each other and taking off their helmets and elbow pads. Smith was taken out of the melee, only to try and jump into the Lakers bench to get at Steenhuis for comments exchanged between them earlier in the game. With 4.1 seconds left, the referees let the clock run out and the Lakers spilled onto the floor to celebrate. Game 1 vs Brampton will likely be Thursday night at the Memorial Centre. Keep checking back for updates.

Game statistics can be found here.

 

Game Notes:

- Geoff Snider returned to the lineup and went 13-15 on faceoffs

- The 50/50 was worth $3,766

- Attendance was 3,886

- Player of the game went to Angus Goodleaf, while the three stars were 1. Grant, 2. Goodleaf, and 3. Evans

Batley Lakers head coach Jamie Batley raises hands in victory following game seven (Photo credit: Stewart Stick)

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Lakers can wrap up series on Sunday

by Anna Taylor

August 10, 2011

 

PETERBOROUGH – THE PETERBOROUGH Lakers took a three games to two lead in their best of seven playoff series against the Six Nations Chiefs Wednesday night at the Memorial Centre. The Lakers knocked off the persistent Chiefs 9-7 before a crowd of 3397 fans.

 

A third period shutout from goalie Angus Goodleaf sparked the comeback. Down 7-6 heading into the last period, Cory Vitarelli tied the game on a nice shot 2:33 into the period. The Lakers thought they had taken the lead when defender Mac Allen soared Bobby Orr-style in front of Chiefs goalie Mike Poulin and scored, only to be called for a crease violation. Scott Evans, with his second of the night, gave the Lakers the lead at 11:18. Goodleaf shut the door the rest of the way and Brad Self’s empty net goal with :42 seconds left sealed the deal. The Lakers are now one win away from moving on to the MSL finals.

 

John Grant Jr. opened the scoring on a sharp passing play from Tracey Kelusky and Vitarelli at 1:23 of the first period. Six Nations tied the game just over a minute later on a goal from Stephen Leblanc, who had two goals on the night. The ball floated harmlessly over Goodleaf’s shoulder, taking him completely by surprise. Steven Keogh gave the Chiefs the lead at 4:52 after which the Lakers tried desperately to play catch up for the rest of the first and second. Kelusky scored next by slipping one under the pads of Poulin. Kelusky had two goals in the frame to help the hometown team, and added another to complete the hat trick in the second period.

 

Mac Allen Mac Allen makes a Bobby Orr-like effort in Game 5 (Photo credit: Stewart Stick)

 

After a furiously paced opening period, things settled down somewhat in the second although the intensity was high the whole game. Things got ugly when Shawn Evans slashed Drew Candy on the legs. Candy went down in front of the Chiefs net, but got up after a moment and high-sticked Evans in the face just after a whistle. Evans stayed down for several minutes while being attended to by a trainer. Chants of “Kick him out!” and “We want a ref!” echoed through the arena from the fans, although only a 2 minute penalty was called. Mark Steenhuis scored on the ensuing powerplay with two seconds left on the shot clock, and Scott Evans also got some revenge for his brother a few minutes later, scoring to bring the Lakers within one. The loudest non-goal cheer of the night came when Steenhuis bowled over Chiefs star Colin Doyle. With only two assists on the night, Doyle was barely noticeable.

 

The rough stuff continued after the final whistle, with Kyle Sorensen and Steenhuis involved in a scrum. Both teams left their benches with the intention of celebrating or consoling each other, but came together by the Lakers bench for some pushing and shoving. The referees and Lakers coaches did their best to separate the two teams, who meet again Sunday at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville for game six. Game time is 2 p.m. The winner of this series will play the winner of the Brampton-Brooklin series, which is currently tied at 2 games apiece.

Game statistics can be found here.

 

The Peterborough Lakers would also like to remind fans that throwing objects onto the playing surface is prohibited at all times.

 

Game Notes: - The 50/50 draw was worth over $2000 tonight. Line-ups for tickets were almost out the door!

- The car of the game was a new CRV presented by Honda.

- The Lakers honoured members of Team Ontario Bantam and Midget Girls for their gold medals, won against Team BC at the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s National Girls Championships in New Westminster. - Sean Thomson was 14 for 18 on face-offs tonight in the absence of Geoff Snider.

- Player of the Game was Scott Self, while the 3 Stars were 1. Tracey Kelusky, 2. Cody Jamieson with 2 goals, and 3. Cory Vitarelli.

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Lakers back in series

by Stephen Stamp ( www.ilindoor.com)

 

August 7, 2011 THE PETERBOROUGH LAKERS SCORED THE last four goals of a back-and-forth game to pull themselves back into their MSL semi-final series with the Six Nations Chiefs. Peterborough won 13-10 for their first win of the series. Six Nations now leads 2-1.

 

John Grant Jr. rediscovered his goal-scoring touch, burying 5 behind Matt Vinc including a penalty shot to close out scoring for the game. He also added 3 assists. John Tavares returned from a lower-body injury and contributed leadership along with 2 goals and 4 assists, while Tracey Kelusky chipped in 2 and 3 for the Lakers. Cody Jamieson led the Chiefs with 3 goals and 4 assists. Colin Doyle, Roger Vyse and Stephen Keogh had a pair of goals each for Six Nations.

 

After the Chiefs took a 4-3 lead 12:42 into the first period, the teams took turns scoring three in a row, producing scores of 6-4 for Peterborough, 7-6 for Six Nations, 9-7 for Peterborough and then 10-9 for the Chiefs.

 

Grant's fourth of the game tied it just 16 seconds after Jamieson had given Six Nations what would be their final lead. Scott Evans only managed to find the back of the net once on the night, but it was a huge goal. He connected on an outside rocket at 13:20 of the third for what proved to be the game-winner.

 

Tracey Kelusky added an insurance marker three minutes later on a beautiful play. He got inside position on Chiefs defender Sid Smith inside the dotted line and slid towards the net just as Mark Steenhuis flipped a soft pass in to him. Kelusky caught the perfect pass in stride and picked the corner over Vinc's shoulder. KS Kyle Sorensen takes down Colin Doyle (Photo credit: Stewart Stick) With 32 seconds to play and the Chiefs playing an extra attacker, Vinc ran back towards his net when the Lakers got the ball, but no Six Nations player ran to the bench. The ensuing penalty resulted in a penalty shot that Grant buried for the final score of 13-10.

 

Geoff Snider continued his faceoff dominance, winning 25 of 26 to make his total for the series 69 of 78 for an amazing 88 percent success rate.

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December 30, 2011 Lakers retain entire coaching staff for 2012

 

September 30, 2011 Thank you fans - Lakers Banquet

 

September 13, 2011 Brampton wins Mann Cup in five games

 

September 12, 2011 Ted Higgins inducted into Peterborough Path of Fame

 

August 31, 2011 Brampton Excels; now heading west

 

August 28, 2011 Lakers on brink

 

August 25, 2011 Lakers draw even

 

August 24, 2011 Brampton up 2-1 in series

 

August 18, 2011 Lakers win in sudden death

 

August 15, 2011 Lakers offence crumbles Poulin wall

 

August 10, 2011 Lakers can wrap up series on Monday

 

August 7, 2011 Lakers back in series

 

 

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