A Big Second Period Gives Brooklin The Win

Photo courtesy of Sam Hossack

The Cobourg Kodiaks (1-4) visited the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (6-1) in Major Series Lacrosse action Wednesday night at the Iroquois Park Sports Complex in Whitby, Ontario.

This was the Scott McMichael minor lacrosse

The Kodiaks were coming off another rough outing on Sunday losing 9-3 to the Peterborough Lakers.  Brooklin’s last outing was also against the Lakers, coming away with a 9-7 victory.

The goaltending match-up had Steven Orleman in net for the Kodiaks facing Zach Higgins in net for Brooklin.

While Cobourg played a tight checking first period, the experience and savvy of Brooklin shone through in the second.  Led by a pair of goals from Kyle Waters and Ryan Wagner, Brooklin took a 7-4 lead after two periods.

The third period saw the teams go back and forth in a much more wide open game.  Both Steven Orleman and Zach Higgins were superb in this game.  Brooklin came away with an 8-5 victory.

To The Game:

Ryan Wagner opened the scoring for Brooklin converting a John LaFontaine feed at 2:11, but was answered by David Anderson on the power-play off a Braedon Saris pass at 6:59.

Kyle Waters gave Brooklin the lead once again with a blast off a Sean Westley pass at 13:45, but the Kodiaks answered once more with Braedon Saris scoring on the power-play off a David Anderson pass at 16:09.

After one period, Brooklin 2 Cobourg 2.

photo courtesy of Sam Hossack

Second Period:

Graydon Hogg opened the second period scoring for Brooklin with a low to low shot off a Connor Kearnan pass at 6:40, followed by Kyle Waters adding his second of the night on the power-play finishing a Sean Westley feed at 8:32.

Stone Jacobs got one back for the Kodiaks converting a Zach Thompson pass at 10:24, but Ryan Wagner answered right off the faceoff 0:08 seconds later. Tanner Cook added to the Brooklin lead with a laser off an Alexis Simard pass at 13:19. 

Braedon Saris scored his second for the Kodiaks off a Zach Thompson pass at 17:02, but Jacob Hickey answered for Brooklin finishing a Connor Kearnan pass 0:40 seconds later.

After two periods, Brooklin 7 Cobourg 4.

photo courtesy of Sam Hossack

Third Period:

Stone Jacobs opened the third period scoring with a blast off a David Anderson pass at 6:28, but was answered by a late goal from Brady Kearnan off a Connor Kearnan pass at 17:45.

Final score, Brooklin 8 Cobourg 5.

Shots on goal were 47-42 in favor of Brooklin.

The Three Stars:

1.  Connor Kearnan
2. Sean Westley
3. Stone Jacobs

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.