Brooklin Mauls The Kodiaks

Photo courtesy of Sam Hossack

The Brooklin Lacrosse Club (3-1) traveled east to face the Cobourg Kodiaks (1-1) at the Cobourg Community Centre in Major Series Lacrosse action Sunday evening.

Both Brooklin and Cobourg have had good starts to their year.  Led by Eddie Renaud, Austin Shanks, and Connor Kearnan the Brooklin squad has been a very potent lineup.  For the Kodiaks, Tyler Hendryks, David Anderson, Stone Jacobs and Scott Dominey have been the strength for Kodiaks.

The goaltending match-up had Zach Higgins in net for Brooklin facing Steven Orleman in net for the Kodiaks.

Brooklin scored early and often n Sunday evening in Cobourg.  Led by Brock Haley (3g,4a) the Brooklin squad jumped out to an 11-3 lead after two periods.  Zach Higgins was exceptional in net making 42 saves in the win.  Brooklin wins 14-4.

To The Game:

Cobourg got off to a great start with Stone Jacobs converting a Matt Marinier pass at 2:28, followed by Tyler Hendryks scoring unassisted on a great individual effort at 4:52.

Brooklin fought back with Brock Haley finishing a Sean Westley pass at 6:05, followed by Eddie Renaud blasting a Westley feed at 11:00.

Connor Kearnan got on the scoresheet with a low to low laser to the cornernoff a Mike Byrne pass at 16,27, followed by Brady Kearnan converting a Brock Haley pass at 17:47.

After one period, Brooklin 4 Cobourg 2.

Second Period:

Sean Westley got Brooklin rolling early scoring a pair of goals.  The first was off a Tanner Cook feed at 0:28 seconds, followed by a power-play marker off a Tanner Cook pass at 5:02. 

Luke Keenan continued the barrage for Brooklin finishing a Connor Kearnan pass at 8:11, followed by Liam Osbourne converting a Brock Haley pass 0:19 seconds later.  Connor Kearnan added another talley, chasing Steven Orleman from the Cobourg nets.

Joel Watson replaced Steven Orleman in net for the Kodiaks.

Brady Kearnan welcomed Watson to the game blasting a Colton Watkinson pass home at 12:55, followed by Brock Haley finishing a Liam Osbourne pass at 14:02. 

Stone Jacobs finally stopped the Brooklin run wiring a Braedon Saris pass in at 14:50.

After two periods, Brooklin 13 Cobourg 3.

Third Period:

Brock Haley opened the third period scoring for Brooklin converting a Liam Osbourne pass at 0:27 seconds, but Braedon Saris got one back for the Kodiaks at 2:05.

Luke Keenan continued the onslaught off an Adam Perroni pass at 13:26, followed by Tanner Cook finishing an Eddie Renaud feed at 14:52.

Final score, Brooklin 14 Cobourg 4.

Shots on goal were 64-46 in favor of Brooklin.

The Three Stars:

1. Brock Haley
2. Sean Westley
3. Connor Kearnan

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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.