An Explosive Middle Period Drives Brooklin To Victory

Cover picture courtesy of Sam Hossack @hossey88

The Cobourg Kodiaks (1-5) traveled to the Iroquois Park Sports Complex in Whitby, Ontario to face the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (3-3) on Wednesday evening.

Brooklin was in action the previous night dropping a Heartbreaker 9-8 to the Six Nations Chiefs.  Cobourg had been off since last Thursday where they lost a tight battle with Peterborough 10-8.  Both teams were looking to get back in the win column.

The goalie match-up had Riley Hutchcraft in net for Brooklin facing Jackson Brown in net for Cobourg.

Although Cobourg got off to a fast start, Brooklin dominated play for the majority of the game.  Big games from Brady Kearnan (3g,2a) and Kyle Waters (3g,1a) led the way for Brooklin’s 12-7 victory.

To The Game:

Curtis Conley opened the scoring for Cobourg converting a Daire Newbrough pass at 2:02, followed by Scott Dominey in transition off a Tanner Buck feed at 2:26.

Corson Kealey got Brooklin on the board converting a Luke Pilcher pass at 10:38, followed by Ryan McCrory converting a Juston Bragg feed to tie the game at 12:05.  Jack Boyden gave Brooklin the lead off a Kyle Waters pass at 15:07, followed by Brady Kearnan converting a Zac Carrigan feed at 15:59.

After one period, Brooklin 4 Cobourg 2.

Second Period:

Kyle Waters scored his second of the night off a Luke Pilcher pass at 0:35 seconds on the power-play, followed by Brady Kearnan with his second of the game off a Zac Carrigan feed at 1:28. 

Hunter Aggus finally stopped the Brooklin run scoring off a Tanner Buck pass at 3:03, but Trent Boyd answered for Brooklin with a laser off a Luke Pilcher pass at 3:49.

Jackson Brown was replaced in net with Laine Hruska at this point.

Scott Dominey scored in transition for Cobourg, but again was answered by Kyle Waters converting a Brady Kearnan pass at 11:20.  Waters added another off a Luke Pilcher pass at 13:21, followed by Brady Kearnan converting a Jack Boyden pass at 16:28.  Brooklin added one more before the period was finished with Jack Boyden converting a Jacob Saunders feed at 18:07.

After two periods, Brooklin 11 Cobourg 4.

Third Period:

Bo Columbus scored for Cobourg off an Aaron Woods feed at 2:45, followed by Tyler Hendryks finishing a Mike Duncan pass at 8:02.  Tanner Buck added another off an Aaron Woods feed at 10:07 to marrow the score to 11-7.

Josh Toguri scored one more for Brooklin unassisted at 19:16.

Final Score, Brooklin 12 Cobourg 7.

Shots on goal were 56-43 in favor of Brooklin.

Top Scorers:

Brooklin Lacrosse Club::

Beady Kearnan 3g,2a
Luke Pilcher 0g, 5a
Kyle Waters 3g, 1a

Cobourg Kodiaks:

Aaron Woods 0g, 3a
Tanner Buck 1g, 2a
Scott Dominey 2g, 0a

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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.

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