A Spirited Brooklin Squad Mauls The Kodiaks

Gary Groob

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The Cobourg Kodiaks (1-4) visited the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (2-3) at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby, Ontario.

The goaltending match-up had Kevin Orleman in net for the Kodiaks facing Nick Damude in net for Brooklin.  

The Brooklin Lacrosse Club, on the strength of Ryan Lanchbury (4g,1a), and Connor Kearnan (3g,2a) dominated the Cobourg Kodiaks 13-5 in Wednesday night MSL action.  Goalie Nick Damude made 50 saves in the win.

To The Game:

Both teams had a lot of jump to start the game getting decent opportunities.  The goaltending was excellent keeping the game scoreless.

Brooklin finally got on the board when Connor Kearnan scored picking up Chris Boushy’s rebound, putting it over Kevin Orleman at 8:00.  Jordie Jones-Smith added to the Brooklin lead scoring shorthanded in transition unassisted at 17:32. 

After one period, Brooklin 2 Cobourg 0.

  • Shots on goal were 20-17 in favor of Cobourg.

Second Period:

Ryan Lanchbury increased the Brooklin lead converting a Connor Kearnan pass at 6:55.  Cobourg finally got on the board when Alex Simmons fired a Travis Longboat feed past Nick Damude at 8:34.

Brooklin added to their lead with two quick goals.  Luke Pilcher converted a Chris Boushy pass at 14:03, followed by Kyle Waters finishing a Mack Carter pass at 15:12.  Scott Dominey got one for Cobourg in transition at 16:25, but two more from Brooklin would end the second period scoring. 

After two periods, Brooklin 7 Cobourg 2.

  • Shots on goal were 20-15 for Cobourg, for a game total of 40-33 in favor of the Kodiaks.

Third Period:

Ryan Lanchbury scored two quick goals to start the period for Brooklin. The first goal was on the power play off a Jacob Sanders pass at 2:09, followed by an even strength goal converting a Dyson Williams feed at 4:28.  Connor and Brady Kearnan scored just 0:35 seconds apart to widen the gap to 11-2, followed by Luke Pilcher scoring on the power play off a Kyle Waters pass at 12:52.

The Kodiaks finally got back on the board when captain Cam Milligan fired a laser past Nick Damude at 13:36, followed by Nick Ellerton scoring unassisted at 14:17.

Connor Kearnan scored his third of the night on the power play for Brooklin at 16:41, but was answered by Alex Simmons scoring his own power play goal at 17:41.

Final score, Brooklin 13 Cobourg 5.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal favored Cobourg 61-55.
  • Brooklin went 1 for 7 on the power play, also scoring a shorthanded goal.
  • The Kodiaks went 1 for 7 on the power play, with a shorthanded goal as well.

Top Scorers:

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Alex Simmons 2g, 1a
  • Cam Milligan 1g, 1a
  • Ben French 0g, 2a

Brooklin LC:

  • Ryan Lanchbury 4g, 1a
  • Connor Kearnan 3g, 2a
  • Luke Pilcher 2g, 2a

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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.