The Cobourg Kodiaks (1-4) visited the Peterborough Lakers (4-2) in Thursday night Major Series Lacrosse action at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario.
Cobourg has been a much improved team this year, giving the MSL all they can handle. Peterborough was looking to get focused again after all the drama surrounding the trade of Shawn Evans to the Akwesasne Bucks.
The goaltending match-up had Jackson Brown in net for Cobourg against Landon Kells in net for the Lakers.
While through forty minutes this game was completely even, the Peterborough Lakers found another gear in the third. Led by Thomas Hoggarth (3g,1a) and Austin Hasen (2g,3a), the Lakers pulled away to a 10-6 lead. The Kodiaks didn’t quit scoring twice late, but couldn’t complete the comeback in this affair. Peterborough came away with the 10-8 win.
To The Game:
The Kodiaks got off to a fast start with Tyler Hendryks scoring twice. Hendryks first goal was off a Curtis Conley feed at 3:07, followed by converting a Nick Ellerton pass at 4:03. Tanner Buck increased the lead to three converting a Marshall Powless pass at 12:13.
The Lakers finally got on the board when Josh Currier finished off an Alex Pace feed on the power-play at 14:27, then also converting a Taite Cattoni pass at 18:06. Holden Cattoni tied the game blasting an Austin Hasen feed at 19:19.
After one period, Cobourg 3 Peterborough 3.
Shots on goal were tied 16-16.
The Lakers opened the second period scoring with Turner Evans scoring a power-play goal off a Taite Cattoni pass at 2:05, but was answered immediately by the Kodiaks when Curtis Romancych finished an Aaron Woods pass 0:38 seconds later.
Tyler Hendryks gave Cobourg the lead once again scoring his third of the game off a feed from Marshall Powless at 12:19, but was answered by Thomas Hoggarth scoring off a Josh Currier pass at 13:10. Tanner Buck again gave the Kodiaks the lead off a Tyler Hendryks pass at 15:15.
After two periods, Cobourg 6 Peterborough 5.
Shots on goal were tied 14-14 for a game total of 30-30.
Peterborough saved the fireworks for the third period. Thomas Hoggarth converted a Josh Currier pass at 1:09, followed by Austin Hasen finishing off a Holden Cattoni pass 0:29 seconds later. Holden Cattoni then added to the Lakers lead converting a Turner Evans pass at 2:40. Hoggarth then added his third of the night off a Holden Cattoni pass at 6:07, followed by Austin Hasen scoring off a Hoggarth feed at 8:21.
The Kodiaks finished the game with two goals of their own. David Anderson converted a Hunter Aggus pass at 15:05, followed by Anderson again finishing a Marshall Powless pass at 16:57.
Final score, Peterborough 10 Cobourg 8.
Shots in the third period was an astounding 41-14 for Peterborough, for a game total of 72-44 in favor of the Lakers.
The Three Stars:
1. Holden Cattoni
2. Josh Currier
3. Tyler Hendryks
- Tyler Hendryks 3g, 3a
- Tanner Bick 2g, 1a
- Marshall Powless 1g,1a
- David Anderson 2g, 0a
- Josh Currier 2g, 4a
- Holden Cattoni 2g, 4a
- Austen Hasen 2g, 3a
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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.