A Strong Third Send Lakers To Victory

The Peterborough Lakers (3-1) played their third game in four nights facing the Cobourg Kodiaks (1-3) at the Cobourg Community Centre.

Both teams were looking to get back in the win column.  The Lakers were coming off their first loss of the season to the Brampton Excelsiors 14-13 Thursday night, while the Cobourg Kodiaks dropped their last game 10-7 to the Six Nations Chiefs.

The goalie match-up had Landon Kells in net for the Lakers facing Laine Hruska in net for Cobourg.

A parade to the penalty box led both squads special teams units to be busy all night long.  An evenly played game had the score tied 5-5 after one period, and 8-8 after two. 

The Lakers put together a strong third period, taking advantage of opportunities to come away with an 12-8 victory.

To The Game:

Cobourg’s Scott Dominey opened the game’s scoring in transition converting a Tanner Buck feed at 2:58, but was answered by Thomas Hoggarth on the power-play off a Holden Cattoni feed at 3:50.  Austin Hasen scored at 4:19, followed by Josh Currier converting a Turner Evans pass at 11:22.  Thomas Hoggarth’s second power-play goal of the period at 12:11 gave the Lakers a 4-1 lead.

Curtis Conley brought the game within two goals off a Carson Moyer pass at 13:31, but was answered back by Jordan Stouros scoring in transition off a Landon Kells long lead pass at 14:50. 

Cobourg rhymed off two more goals.  Aaron Wooks scored at 16:54, followed by Tanner Buck converting a Tyler Hendryks feed at 17:18.  Marshal Powless then tied the game for the Kodiaks off an Aaron Woods pass on the power-play at 19:02.

After one period, Cobourg 5 Peterborough 5.
Shots on goal were 20-19 in favor of the Lakers.

Second Period:

Peterborough opened the second period scoring when Holden Cattoni scored off a Taite Cattoni feed at 3:57 on the power-play, but Tanner Buck answered with his second of the night at 8:03.  David Anderson gave the Kodiaks the lead at 9:15 on the power-play, but Turner Evans answered with a laser off a Josh Currier feed at 10:57. 

The see-saw affair continued.  Cobourg regained the lead again on the power-play when Aaron Woods converted a Marshall Powless pass at 13:00,  but DJ Clark scored for the Lakers off a Taite Cattoni feed at 13:51. 

After two periods, Cobourg 8 Peterborough 8.
Shots on goal were 22-14 in favor of Peterborough.

Third Period:

Peterborough took the lead to start the third period when Josh Currier finished an Austin Hasen feed at 3:35, followed by DJ Clark’s second of the night off a Holden Cattoni feed at 10:00 to stake the Lakers to a two goal lead.  Josh Currier added one more off an Austin Hasen feed at 13:40, followed by Taite Cattoni finishing off an Austin Hasen feed at 15:06. 

Final score, Peterborough 12 Cobourg 8.
Shots on goal were tied 15-15.

The Three Stars:

1. Josh Currier
2. Landon Kells
3. Tanner Buck

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were in favor of Peterborough 57-48.
  • Faceoffs were won by Cobourg 18-5.
  • The Kodiaks went 3 for 5 on the power-play, while Peterborough went 4 for 12.

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Austin Hasen 1g, 5a
  • Turner Evans 1g, 5a
  • Holden Cattoni 1g, 5a

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Tanner Buck 2g, 3a
  • David Anderson 1g, 3a
  • Aaron Woods 2g, 1a

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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.