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Lakers announce the 2016 individual award winners


April 21, 2107


PETERBOROUGH - With the 2017 Major Series Lacrosse season on the horizon, the Lakers are excited to announce the 2016 team award winners for excellence in a number of categories.


These awards have been a tradition of the team for years and the names found on each trophy describe a number of present and past players who have become the face of lacrosse in Peterborough including many, coaches, volunteers and builders of the game.


Our players are so much more than who you see on the floor. We hope our fans come out to congratulate these great players who poured their hearts into playing for the Lakers last season and stood out amongst their peers right into game seven of the OLA finals!


The Fan Favourite award is chosen by our fans on the Lakers' website at Your Lakers' Fan Favourite for 2016 was #9 Mark Steenhuis.


Congratulations to:


Award 2016 Recipient
Top Scorer Shawn Evans 88
Most Valuable Shawn Evans 88
Rookie of the year (a tie) Zach Currier 77 & Holden Cattoni 99
Top Defenceman Robert Hope 18
Top Transition Chad Tutton 12
Most Sportsmanlike Turner Evans 5
Most Dedicated Brad Self 25
Most Improved Jake Withers 10
Fan Favourite Mark Steenhuis 9



 The winners will be awarded their trophies at our 2nd home game June 8 before the opening ceremonies.


Read more about the history of the team here.


Lakers also want to remind season ticket holders that in order to save their present seats, they must claim their tickets at the Peterborough Memorial Centre box office on or prior to Friday April 28. On May 1season tickets not claimed will be released to new ticket buyers. 


With the Petes' success this year, they are still playing and selling tickets to their games, so please plan your trip to the box office to avoid possible line ups on Petes' game days. There has been no increase in Lakers' ticket prices this year so it’s the best value in town for the summer. 


Follow the Lakers on Twitter @PtboLakersLax, on Facebook or Instagram for up to date team news and behind the scene updates.



Lakers draft four



January 29, 2017


WHITBY, ON – Major Series Lacrosse held its annual draft of graduating junior players on Sunday. Thirty players were taken from all over the province. 


The Lakers did not pick until the third round. With their first selection at 13th overall they chose Brett Coons, a Jr. A Lakers defensemen who saw action in two regular season games with the senior team in 2016, recording one assist. For the juniors, Coons played in all 20 games recording one goal and two assists. 


Coons was ecstatic upon hearing the news. 


“It’s a great feeling being drafted to the Lakers,” he expressed. “I’ve played in the organization all the way up and there’s nowhere I’d rather play. Peterborough has a great lacrosse heritage that I’m hopeful I can contribute to.” 


The Lakers chose defenseman Cody Filson from the KW Braves 18th overall. In his five-year junior A career he scored 22 goals and 29 assists for 51 points over 91 games. Filson also plays at Canisus College, where the Lakers Adam Jones and Matt Vinc played during their NCAA careers. 


Will Petschenig from Clarington Jr. B was the Lakers third pick at 24th overall. Petschenig can play all over the floor and did so in his rookie season with Nepean and the remaining three seasons in Clarington, scoring 52 goals and 69 assists for 121 points over 58 games. He is also a former Oshawa General so is familiar with the area. 


“It’s always special to be recognized by a team with so much history,” Petschenig reflected. "As a kid growing up, the Lakers were a special team to watch when they won the Mann Cup in 2004, 2006 and 2007.” 


With the last pick in the draft the Lakers selected forward Pat Masterson from the KW Braves. In 2016, Masterson added a goal and 10 assists for his team. He also plays for the NCAA’s Detroit Mercy, where the Lakers Joel Matthews spent two seasons. 


In addition to their draft picks, the Lakers were able to protect four graduating players from the Junior A Lakers. Those players were captain Dan Michel, Cam Milligan, Matt Gilray and Thomas Hoggarth. 


Chris Cloutier of the KW Braves was taken first overall by the Cobourg Kodiaks. 


Other junior Lakers drafted include Dylan Hutchison, Josh Miller and Cole McWilliams, also by Cobourg.








Changes to Century 21 Lakers' board


January 13, 2017


PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Century 21 Lakers have announced some changes to their board of directors.

Ed Arnold, director of communications, and Pat Baker, board adviser, have retired. Replacing them on the board are Shane Carter and Randy Manning. Brian Cowie has taken over the communications role on the board.

Carter is a local businessman who owns Mastermind Wealth, a division of Protectors Group. He has run his own financial planning service for the last ten years. He also helped to build Premiere Studio of Dance into the successful and renowned studio it is today. He loves the Lakers and is passionate about the Peterborough sports scene.

Randy Manning has replaced Baker as an adviser to the board. Manning currently plays for the Boro Boys as part of the Ontario Masters Lacrosse Association. He has also played, coached, and refereed with the Kawartha District Lacrosse Association and assisted with charitable lacrosse initiatives such as the Truly Lacrosse marathon and Cradle for a Cure. He has also worked with the Lakers alumni.

The Lakers would like to thank Ed and Pat for their dedication to the Lakers and lacrosse in Peterborough and wish them all the best in their retirement. We are excited to have Shane and Randy join the team!






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