A Late Flurry Sends The Rock To Victory

The Peterborough Lakers (0-1) traveled west to face the Oakville Rock (1-0) at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario.

Both teams have been busy making deals to bolster their lineups before their season openers.  The Lakers have Holden & Taite Cattoni, Jake Withers, Austin Hasen, Joe Resetarits as well as Rob Hellyer.  Oakville counters with Andrew Kew, Ryan Lanchbury, Dalton Sulver, Nathan Grenan, Josh Dawick, Phil  Mazzuca and Marley Angus.

The goaltending match-up had Doug Buchan in net for Peterborough facing Troy Holowchuk in net for Oakville.

An evenly played first period had the teams knotted at four apiece heading into the second period  Thomas Hoggarth led the way with a pair of goals for the Lakers in the period.  

Peterborough put it in another gear in the second period scoring four times to take an 8-4 lead.  Thomas Hoggarth continued his big game setting up two of those Lakers tallies. 

Withers increased the Peterborough lead just 0:05 seconds into the third period, but the Rock stormed back with five goals to tie the game.   Thomas Hoggarth stopped the run momentarily, but another four goal flurry for Oakville late in the third gave them the 13-10 victory.

To The Game:

Nathan Grenan opened the scoring for the Rock wiring an Andrew Kew feed at 3:32, but was answered immediately by Thomas Hoggarth from in front off a Matt Gilray pass 0:20 seconds later.

Hoggarth added his second of the period on the power-play off a Joe Resetarits pass at 9:01, followed by Taite Cattoni with a blast off a Turner Evans pass 0:27 seconds later.

Oakville came back when Josh Dawick fired a laser from the outside off a Ryan Lanchbury pass on the power-play at 11:07, followed by Lanchbury himself converting a Sam English feed at 12:48 to tie the game.

Jake Withers got on the scoresheet for the Lakers in transition finishing an Eric Shewell pass at 18:16, but was answered by Jack Follows in transition converting a Bill Hostrawser pass at 19:32.

After one period, Peterborough 4 Oakville 4.

Second Period:

The Lakers came out in the second on fire.

Koleton Marquis opened the scoring with a blast off a Taite Cattoni pass at 1:30, followed by Owen Hiltz converting a Thomas Hoggarth feed 0:26 seconds later.  Joe Resetarits added to the Peterborough lead wiring a high to high shot off a Koleton Marquis pass at 2:24, then Dylan Hutchison scored with just 0:01 second left in the period finishing a Thomas Hoggarth pass for a four goal Lakers lead.

After two periods, Peterborough 8 Oakville 4.

Third Period:

Jake Withers got the Lakers rolling early in the third.  Winning the draw, Withers went in for an unassisted goal at just 0:05 seconds.

Andrew Kew finally got the Rock back on the board finishing a Sam English pass at 4:41, followed by Mike McCannell converting a Thomas Whitty pass 0:28 seconds later. 

Callum Jones got Oakville closer converting a Ty English pass in transition at 5:45, followed by Ryan Lanchbury blasting an Andrew Kew feed at 9:21 to bring the Rock within one.  Ty English then tied the game converting a Ryan Lanchbury pass 0:32 seconds later.

The Lakers regained the lead with Thomas Hoggarth scoring his third of the game off a Joe Resetarits cross floor feed at 14:06, but Mike McCannell tied the game converting a Callum Jones pass in transition at 18:14.

Ty English gave the Rock the lead off a Phil Mazzuca pass 0:26 seconds later, followed by Jack Follows and Callum Jones with insurance goals to end the game.

Final score, Oakville 13 Peterborough 10.

Shots on goal were 57-43 for Peterborough.

The Three Stars:

1. Ryan Lanchbury
2. Ty English
3. Thomas Hoggarth

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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.