Peterborough Lakers

LAKERS ANNOUNCE HOME OPENER DETAILS

 

 

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers are ramping up preparations for their 2019 home opener on Thursday, May 30 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Tickets are on sale now at the arena box office.

 

The Lakers will be hosting a tailgate party in the Memorial Centre parking lot beginning at 6 p.m. with a barbecue and live music courtesy of The Ilk Band. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the first 2500 fans in attendance receiving souvenir rally towels. When the game begins at 8 p.m., the Lakers will raise their 2018 Mann Cup banner to the rafters. The senior Lakers will be welcomed to the floor by players and coaches from the PMLA, and fans will get a chance to see new players like Kiel Matisz, Ethan Walker and Justin Lemcke for the first time.

 

EVINRUDE CENTRE GAMES

 

Following their May 30 home opener, the Lakers will move their home base to the Evinrude Centre. The team is striving to make the fan experience as normal as possible. Fans should be aware of the following information in regards to the Lakers' new venue:

 

  • Seating at the Evinrude Centre is assigned, individual seats. There are no bench seats. Standing room will also be assigned.
  • Tickets for each home game go on sale the Monday before the game through the PMC box office – in person, online or by phone. For example, tickets for June 6 will go on sale June 3 on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All home games will be presented on YourTV (Cogeco cable 10/700).
  • Games will also be available to be streamed on the internet. Streaming details will be announced when finalized.
  • Food and beverages will be available to purchase during the games.
  • Alcohol will be available to purchase for those of legal age, both in the arena and in the banquet hall courtesy of Molson's.
  • Fans can purchase 50/50 tickets as usual.
  • Overflow parking will be located at the Canadian Canoe Museum on Monaghan Road or in the Lansdowne Place parking lot at the corner of High Street and Lansdowne Street.

 

SCHEDULE

HOME

AWAY

Thursday, May 30 – Brampton Excelsiors

Sunday, May 26 – Brampton Excelsiors

Thursday, June 6 – Brooklin Redmen

Tuesday, June 4 – Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday, June 13 – Cobourg Kodiaks

Monday, June 10 – Oakville Rock

Thursday, June 20 – Brampton Excelsiors

Sunday, June 23 – Cobourg Kodiaks

Thursday, June 27 – Cobourg Kodiaks

Wednesday, June 26 – Brooklin Redmen

Thursday, July 4 – Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday, July 11 – Brampton Excelsiors

Thursday, July 18 – Oakville Rock

Tuesday, July 23 – Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday, July 25 – Six Nations Chiefs

Sunday, July 28 – Cobourg Kodiaks

Thursday, August 1 – Oakville Rock

Monday, July 29 – Oakville Rock

 

PRICING

Home Opener Pricing

Price Type

Regular Bowl Price

Club Price

Adult

$18.50

$23.00

Senior

$14.00

$18.50

Student

$11.00

$15.50

Child

$4.00

$8.50

Restaurant

N/A

$22.50

 

Evinrude Centre Pricing

 

Price Type

Price

Adult

$16.00

Senior

$14.00

Student

$11.00

Child

$5.00

Standing Room

$11.00

Banquet Hall – game will be live streamed

$5.00

 

April 30th deadline to reserve game one tickets

 

April 23, 2019

 

PETERBOROUGH, ON - The Home Opener and Banner Raising is Thursday May 30th at 8pm at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

 

Tickets, for the home opener have been on sale for the Lakers regular season ticket holders and sponsors since Monday April 1st. Season ticket holders have until close of business on Tuesday April 30th to guarantee their seats for this game. Unclaimed seats will be released to the public for sale on May 6. Contract cards or photo ID are required to purchase seats.

 

A check just before the Easter Weekend revealed that many season ticket holders have not yet reserved their tickets. Many season ticket holders are surprised every year that their regular seats have been sold because of the missed due date. The due date has been April 30 consistently for many years so please don't be disappointed and call the box office today to reserve your tickets!

 

Tickets, for the home opener, will go on sale to the public on Monday May 6th at 9:30AM ONLINE, over the phone at 705-743-3561 and in person at the Baker Tilly Box Office at the PMC at the same prices as last season.

 

Home Opener Pricing

Price Type

Regular Bowl Price

Club Price

Adult

$18.50

$23.00

Senior

$14.00

$18.50

Student

$11.00

$15.50

Child

$4.00

$8.50

Restaurant

N/A

$22.50

 

Home Game Schedule

 

Date

Opponent

Thursday May 30 at 8:00PM*

*NOTE: at the PMC

Brampton Excelsiors

Thursday June 6 at 8:00PM

Brooklin Lacrosse Club

Thursday June 13 at 8:00PM

Cobourg Kodiaks

Thursday June 20 at 8:00PM

Brampton Excelsiors

Thursday June 27 at 8:00PM

Cobourg Kodiaks

Thursday July 4 at 8:00PM

Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday July 18 at 8:00PM

Oakville Rock

Thursday July 25 at 8:00PM

Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday August 1 at 8:00PM

Oakville Rock

 

 

 

LAKERS SEASON OPERATIONS CLOSE TO BEING SET!

 

March 25, 2019

 

PETERBOROUGH, ON - As the season approaches and a difficult winter of planning ends, the Peterborough Lakers want to update their fans on this years arrangements as a follow-up to the ticket details released last week.

 

All Lakers regular season home games will be streamed online for the 2019 campaign. Details on access and cost will be announced in late April.

 

Home Opener Updates:

 

  • The home opener is at the PMC on May 30 against the Brampton Excelsiors. Seats for 2018 season ticket holders will be reserved, as usual, until Tuesday April 30, after which, those seats not claimed will be opened to the public for sale. 2018 season ticket holders can arrange their home opener tickets starting Monday April 1 online, by phone or by attending the PMC box office. The 2018 Mann Cup banner will be raised during opening ceremonies.

 

Evinrude Centre Updates:

 

  • The City and Lakers are setting up air conditioning in the arena for June through August.

  • After the home opener on May 30, the Lakers' carpet will be laid at the Evinrude for the season. The Evinrude floor is 10 feet longer than the PMC floor, therefore two five foot pieces are being created to ensure complete coverage of the floor. The additions will be used at the ends of the arena, therefore creating five more feet of space behind the nets.

 

  • All tickets sold for each game will have assigned seating or assigned standing room.

  • There is a limited amount of accessible seating.

 

  • The Banquet room will have the game streamed on a large screen. The room will be licensed and food will also be available. There will be seating and standing room available in the banquet room. It is estimated that there will be a combined capacity of 575 people for the banquet hall.

 

  • Both the arena bowl and the Leon's waiting area on the second floor will be licensed.

  • Merchandise, programs and 50-50 tickets will be available at the arena.

 

  • All tickets are being sold through the PMC box office and with expected demand and limited capacity we do not expect any walk up seating to be available.

 

The Lakers have attempted to maximize the number of seats available. Fire codes and building size have restricted some of the ideas put forth.

 

However, some of our major sponsors have given up or reduced their tickets so that season ticket holders and other fans will have the opportunity to buy game day tickets and we thank them profusely for this.

 

Our community-minded sponsors care as much about the fans as they do for the Lakers' organization themselves and many continue to offer their full support to the team during this difficult season.

 

Members of the executive and volunteers are also giving up their seats for fans too.

With about 2400 regular seasons tickets and only a fraction of the capacity there was no efficient system to ensure season ticket holders would all get a fair opportunity to attend a particular game. We explored a number of different ticket scenarios in an effort to keep as many people as possible happy and at the games. For a volunteer-run organization, a first come, first serve basis was the easiest and fairest way to decide who gets tickets to each game. The inconvenience and extra effort is the price we are all paying for the decision that moved us out of the PMC. As we get closer to the season we will continue to tweak our operations, listen to our fans' suggestions and make every attempt to improve the experience for them.

 

 

LAKERS AND CITY RELEASE HOME OPENER AND REGULAR SEASON TICKET PRICING AND ARRANGEMENTS

 

The following information about the 2019 Peterborough Lakers season is released by the City of Peterborough and the Peterborough Lakers.

 

Home Opener: Thursday May 30th at the PMC

 

Tickets, for this game, will go on sale for our regular season ticket holders on Monday April 1st at 9:30AM over the phone and in person at the Baker Tilly Box Office at the PMC. Season ticket holders have until close of business on Tuesday April 30th to guarantee their seats for this game. Unclaimed seats will be released to the public for sale. Contract cards or photo ID are required to purchase seats.

 

Tickets, for the home opener, will go on sale to the public on Monday May 6th online at www.tickets.memorialcentre.ca, over the phone at 705-743-3561 and in person at the Baker Tilly Box Office at the PMC at the same prices as last season.

 

Home Opener Pricing

Price Type

Regular Bowl Price

Club Price

Adult

$18.50

$23.00

Senior

$14.00

$18.50

Student

$11.00

$15.50

Child

$4.00

$8.50

Restaurant

N/A

$22.50

 

Regular Season Games 2 to 9 at the Evinrude Centre

 

A limited number of assigned stadium seats will be available for purchase, as well as assigned standing room tickets behind the stadium seats. Tickets will also be available for a Viewing Party each week, which is being held in the Evinrude Centre's Banquet Hall.

 

Tickets will go on sale to the public on the Monday of the week of each game online atwww.tickets.memorialcentre.ca, over the phone at 705-743-3561 and in person at the Baker Tilly Box Office at the PMC. There will be a limit of 4 tickets per person per game, and there are no reserved seats for season ticket holders. To purchase accessible seats, please call or come in to the Baker Tilly Box Office at the PMC.

 

Price Type

Price

Adult

$16.00

Senior

$14.00

Student

$11.00

Child

$5.00

Standing Room

$11.00

Banquet Hall – game will be live streamed

$5.00

 

Major Sponsors

 

As of April 1st at 9:30AM, major sponsors who have confirmed their sponsorship with the Lakers can call or come to the Baker Tilly Box Office at the PMC to secure their seats for the Home Opener and the remainder of the regular season. Major sponsors will have until close of business on Tuesday April 30th to guarantee their seats. Unclaimed tickets will be released to the public for sale. Paid sponsorship letters/invoices from the Lakers are required to select seats.

 

Game Day Details at the Evinrude Centre

 

Children will not be permitted to access the floor during intermissions. Other game day details, such as parking accommodations, will be available closer to start of the regular season.

 

Home Game Schedule

 

Date

Opponent

Thursday May 30 at 8:00PM

NOTE: at the PMC

Brampton Excelsiors

Thursday June 6 at 8:00PM

Brooklin Redmen

Thursday June 13 at 8:00PM

Cobourg Kodiaks

Thursday June 20 at 8:00PM

Brampton Excelsiors

Thursday June 27 at 8:00PM

Cobourg Kodiaks

Thursday July 4 at 8:00PM

Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday July 18 at 8:00PM

Oakville Rock

Thursday July 25 at 8:00PM

Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday August 1 at 8:00PM

Oakville Rock

 

Please contact: Lakers Communications Director Brian Cowie for further information at705-760-0949

 

 

Lakers acquire Matisz

 

February 21, 2019

 

PETERBOROUGH, ON - Evinrude Centre be darned; the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers aren't going to let their arena displacement stop them from bringing a third consecutive Mann Cup title to the city.


Thursday, general manager Paul Day made a big trade that will help the Lakers on their 2019 journey back to the national championship, acquiring Kiel Matisz from the Brooklin Redmen. It was their first big move in preparation for the three-peat.


"We want people to know we are committed to defending our title," Day stated.

 


Matisz, 29, is currently the captain of the Philadelphia Wings where he is coached by Day. He has scored 14 goals and 26 assists and is on pace for his best season since joining the NLL in 2013. At 6'5 and 225 lbs., he is an offensive transition player who plays regularly at both ends of the floor. Before coming to Philadelphia, he spent six seasons with the Georgia Swarm franchise, winning the Champion's Cup in 2017. 


"We are excited to get Kiel," Day said. "He is good friends with Kyle Buchanan. Both are in each other's weddings this summer. He is a great leader and is ninth in NLL scoring and plays a regular shift of defense for us in Philly. He does all the little things right."


Matisz last played in the MSL in 2016 where he was a solid contributor to the Redmen. He took some time off following that last season to concentrate on family and recovering from the NLL season. Making the drive from Hamilton every week wasn't feasible then, but now his son is nine-months-old and with the chance to compete for a Mann Cup, he's looking forward to getting back on the floor.


"I'm super excited about the trade," he said. "The history the Lakers have is incredible. Having Paul Day as my coach, and living close to each other, we've developed a great relationship. I just want to help the team to the best of my ability and get us to that national championship level again."


Matisz said he'll play wherever the coaching staff asks him to.


"I don't want to call myself a chameleon because I don't know if that's a good analogy but night in and night out, whatever the team asks of me or requires me to do I will. If you went to two national championships in a row you're doing things right so I don't know, with this being so new, what the need is going to be."


He's familiar with most of the Lakers, having played with or against them at some point in his career. He won the Swarm's championship with Chad Tutton, and is currently roommates with Josh Currier when the Wings are on the road.


"Lacrosse is really small community and good news travels fast," he acknowledged, and in fact he had just texted Ian Llord when we reached out to him for this article.


Matisz and Buchanan are looking forward to being teammates again. 


"'Moose' is a dynamic player," said Buchanan. "We went to university together at Robert Morris for four years. He brings a lot to a team. He's the captain in Philly so he has a ton of leadership and is really respected. As a big body that can run, he can play every position. There's really not a lot that he can't do."


"Bucky is my best buddy," Matisz said of the Lakers' 2018 top scorer. "College feels like the place where boys become men and we went through that process together. He used to live four blocks away from me. To reconnect with him will be the best."


In exchange for Matisz, the Lakers send offensive righty Jake Fox and defenseman Tyler Gaulton to the Redmen.


Fox had most of his success with the Lakers as a call-up while still with the Jr. A Lakers but wasn't able to find a regular roster spot in 2018. Gaulton spent most of the 2018 season with the Ennismore James Gang. Fox is currently in his senior year at Johns Hopkins while Gaulton is on the Saskatchewan Rush's practice roster.


"Both Fox and Gaulton are excited for a chance to play more," Day said.


The Lakers open their home schedule on May 30th with a banner raising at the Memorial Centre before moving to the Evinrude Centre.

 

MSL releases 2019 schedule

 

February 13, 2019

 

On Tuesday night, Major Series Lacrosse announced their 2019 schedule, which begins on Sunday, May 26th when the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers visit the Brampton Excelsiors at Memorial Arena.

 

The league returns to an 18-game schedule in 2019 after testing out a 16-game schedule in 2018, in which the Lakers repeated as Mann Cup champions.

 

The Lakers open their home defense of the Cup on Thursday, May 30 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre when they will raise their championship banner in front of their fans.

 

The Lakers will then move home operations to the Evinrude Centre for the remainder of the season while the Memorial Centre floor is replaced. The Lakers thank their fans for their patience while ticketing options are evaluated.

 

Schedule highlights:

 

The Lakers meet the Oakville Rock, who they defeated in the 2018 MSL finals, for the first time this season on Monday, June 10 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre. The teams end the regular season with a home-and-home series on July 29 and August 1.

 

The Lakers play each team four times (twice home and twice away) with the exception of the Brookpn Redmen, who they will face once at home and once away.

 

There are home games every Thursday between May 30 and August 1 with the exception of July 11, when the Lakers will play in Brampton.

Full Lakers' schedule:

 

HOME

AWAY

Thursday, May 30 – Brampton Excelsiors

Sunday, May 26 – Brampton Excelsiors

Thursday, June 6 – Brooklin Redmen

Tuesday, June 4 – Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday, June 13 – Cobourg Kodiaks

Monday, June 10 – Oakville Rock

Thursday, June 20 – Brampton Excelsiors

Sunday, June 23 – Cobourg Kodiaks

Thursday, June 27 – Cobourg Kodiaks

Wednesday, June 26 – Brooklin Redmen

Thursday, July 4 – Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday, July 11 – Brampton Excelsiors

Thursday, July 18 – Oakville Rock

Tuesday, July 23 – Six Nations Chiefs

Thursday, July 25 – Six Nations Chiefs

Sunday, July 28 – Cobourg Kodiaks

Thursday, August 1 – Oakville Rock

Monday, July 29 – Oakville Rock

 

 

The full league schedule can be found here.

 

It's the Evinrude Centre for 2019

 

January 28, 2019

 

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. –The Peterborough Lakers have decided to play their 2019 MSL season at the Evinrude Centre.


Peterborough City Council voted to close the Memorial Centre from June-November 2019 to replace the floor, which left the Lakers without a home to defend their 2018 Mann Cup national championship. The team was adamant that they find a way to play even without their beloved home arena.


The Lakers debated several locations as replacements, including arenas in Oshawa, Norwood, Port Hope and Lindsay, with the Evinrude Centre and the Cobourg Community Centre as the frontrunners. It was a busy month obtaining and analyzing information and financial figures. The decision was made with careful consideration for our fans, our finances, arena capacities and the MSL.


The City of Peterborough staff and Cobourg Community Centre staff have been very helpful and the Lakers want to acknowledge their efforts in assisting them while they gathered information to come to an informed decision. 


In the end, the scales were tipped when an agreement with the Cobourg Kodiaks could not be reached.


The Kodiaks had concerns over the effects of having two teams in Cobourg, especially when they are an expansion team trying to maximize their own revenues through fan attendance and sponsorships. It was our belief that we could have assisted them by playing in Cobourg but from their perspective, compensation was an issue. The Lakers also had to be financially responsible given the known impact on fan revenues and the uncertainty of sponsorship support.


The Lakers have advised city staff of our final decision to play at the Evinrude Centre. Accommodations will now be worked out with the city to maximize the atmosphere and fan enjoyment for our games.


The Lakers also know that the pressure is on in determining how to support our season ticket holders and many sponsors. Discussions about tickets, sponsors and team operations will be ongoing. Fans will be advised when the next decisions are made. The Lakers only ask is for the fans to be patient as we try to make the best of a compromised season.


NOTE FOR 2020 SEASON: Many season ticket holders have been asking about their seats for the 2020 season at the Memorial Centre after the floor has been replaced. All season ticket holder seats will be saved for the 2020 season so long as they are paid for by the usual deadline of April 30 of that season. Any season tickets not paid for after that annual deadline have always been released to the public.

 

 

Lakers draft three

 

January 27, 2019

 

by Mike Davies (Peterborough Examiner)

 

Peterborough Century 21 Lakers drafted former Hamilton Bulldogs captain Justin Lemcke with their first pick in the MSL Draft on Sunday.


Lemcke, a Georgia Swarm draft pick, was a standout defender when he last played junior A lacrosse for the Whitby Warriors in 2016, said Lakers' GM Paul Day. He's currently playing hockey at the University of Guelph after captaining Hamilton to the OHL championship last year. Day hopes to lure the six-foot-two, 203-pound Whitby native back to lacrosse this summer.


"He's big, strong, fast and really liked the game," said Day. "He's a really good leader and character guy and a big body. We can always use some big bodies. Two of the years he played junior A hockey he came back in the summer an played lacrosse so you know he loves the game."


The Lakers did not have a pick until round three after dealing their first two picks to obtain Corey Small and Kyle Buchanan in prior years.


With their fourth-round pick they selected Nepean junior B grad Jordan Hendryks a six-foot-one, 185-pound transition player. He played six games for the Merit Precision Jr. A Lakers last season and was recommended by junior Lakers' GM Lee Vitarelli, said Day.
In round five they selected former Orangeville Northmen forward Davis Neal. Neal did not play last year but had 42 goals and 119 points in 51 career junior A games.


"He was always a really good athlete and a good lacrosse player so we'll see what his interest is," said Day.

 

 

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