Brooklin Helps Their Playoff Push With A Big Victory Over The Lakers

Gary Groob
All Lacrosse All The Time  – A Division of Edge of Philly Sports Network

The Peterborough Lakers (4-3) visited the Iroquois Park Sports Centre to face the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (3-3-1) in Wednesday night Major Series Lacrosse action.

Peterborough is trying to keep pace with the league leading Six Nations Chiefs, while Brooklin is trying to get into the playoff picture.  This game was pivotal to both teams agendas.

The goaltending match-up had Riley Hutchcraft in net for Brooklin facing Mike Poulin in net for the Lakers.

Brooklin jumped out to a fast start and never looked back in this game.  Dyson Williams (2g, 3a), and Chris Boushy (2g, 3a) led the way in their 13-8 victory.

To The Game:

Both teams had opportunities early, but good defense and solid goaltending kept the game scoreless.

Brooklin opened the scoring when Dyson Williams scored off a Mike Byrne pass at 10:53, followed by Curtis Knight converting a Chris Boushy pass at 11:21.  Ryan Lanchbury increased the lead to 3-0 when he converted a Chris Boushy pass at 12:25.

The Lakers finally got on the board when Corey Small fired a Mark Matthews pass past Riley Hutchcraft at 13:09, followed by Matt Gilray finishing off a Corey Vitarelli pass at 15:41.  John LaFontaine answered back for Brooklin off a Carter MacKenzie pass at 17:37.

After one period, Brooklin 4 Peterborough 2.

  • Shots on goal were 19-17 in favor of Brooklin.

Second Period:

Chris Boushy opened the second period scoring increasing the Brooklin lead off a John LaFontaine pass at 7:49.  Luke Pilcher then scored making the score 6-2.  The Lakers stormed back when Holden Cattoni scored just seconds after the Pilcher goal, followed by Corey Vitarelli converting a Shawn Evans pass at 15:39. 

Ryan Barnable converted a Luke Pilcher pass at 17:02. Chris Boushy then scored off a Ryan Lanchbury feed at 18:52, followed by Kyle Waters scoring with just one second left on the clock giving Brooklin a five goal lead heading to the third period.

After two periods, Brooklin 9 Peterborough 4.

  • Shots on goal were 22-11 in favor of Brooklin for a game total of 41-28.

Third Period:

Brooklin opened up the third period scoring when Jake Stevens scored shorthanded off a Dyson Williams pass at 3:05.  Austin Hasen answered for Peterborough just 0:16 seconds later on the power play converting a Thomas Hoggarth pass, followed by Mark Matthews with a pair of goals.  Matthews first goal was off a Shawn Evans pass at 9:07, followed by a power play marker at 10:28 off a Thomas Hoggarth pass.  Holden Cattoni converted a Taite Cattoni pass at 14:05, and it was just a two goal game.

Brooklin gave themselves a little breathing room when Curtis Knight scored off an Austin Murphy pass at 15:38, followed by Luke Pilcher with his third goal of the night off a Curtis Knight pass at 18:04.  Dyson Williams finished off a Chris Boushy pass with just 1:30 left to put an exclamation point on the game.

Final score, Brooklin 13 Peterborough 8.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were 52-44 in favor of Brooklin.
  • Peterborough went 2 for 2 on the power play.
  • Brooklin went 0 for 2 on the power play, but scored a shorthanded goal.

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Thomas Hoggarth 0g, 4a
  • Mark Matthews 2g, 1a
  • Holden Cattoni 2g, 1a

Brooklin Lacrosse Club:

  • Dyson Williams 2g, 3a
  • Chris Boushy 2g, 3a
  • Luke Pilcher 2g, 2a
  • Curtis Knight 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.