The Brooklin Lacrosse Club (6-4) visited the Cobourg Community Centre to face the Kodiaks (2-8) in a Sunday evening Major Series Lacrosse tilt.
The season series is tied 1-1 with both teams winning games at home. Brooklin has been led by Zac Carrigan (8g,14a), Brady Kearnan (12g,10a) and Connor Kearnan (7g,13a). Cobourg is led by Tanner Buck (17g,21a), Aaron Woods (9g,13a) and Tyler Hendryks (9g,10a).
The goaltending match-up had Jackson Brown in net for Cobourg facing Riley Hutchcraft for Brooklin.
In a see-saw battle that had both teams have the lead, Brooklin put together a final run in the third period to come away victorious 14-12.
Connor Kearnan (2g,6a), and Sean Westley (2g, 5a) led a balanced attack that saw five players score two goals each. Both Riley Hutchcraft and Jackson Brown were superb on net facing a combined 114 shots in the game.
To The Game:
The Kodiaks opened the scoring with Curtis Conley converting a Marshall Powless pass at 1:03, but were answered by Adam Perroni finishing off a Ben MacDonnell feed 0:21 seconds later.
Brooklin kept the attack going. Connor Kearnan gave Brooklin their first lead of the night blasting a Jack Boyden pass in at 2:32, followed by Sean Westley converting a Connor Kearnan pass at 3:08. Liam Osbourne continued the run converting a Connor Kearnan pass as well at 6:09.
Cobourg got on the board again when newcomer Cole Hanrahan converted a Marshall Powless pass 0:39 seconds later, followed by Tyler Hendryks finishing a Curtis Conley feed at 13:01.
Broedie Burkhof took a five minute face-masking penalty, and on the ensuing power-play Brooklin scored thrice. The first two goals were scored by Luke Pilcher, first off a Tyler Goodchild feed at 14:03, followed by converting a Connor Kearnan pass at 16:18. Brady Kearnan scored off a Ben MacDonnell feed at 18:07.
David Anderson scored off a Marshall Powless feed with just 1:22 left in the period to get Cobourg back in the game.
After one period, Brooklin 7 Cobourg 4.
Shots on goal were in favor of Brooklin 21-15.
The Kodiaks got on the board first with Nick Ellerton scoring shorthanded off a Rowan Kelly pass at 5:10, followed by another from Curtis Conley off an Emerson Clark feed 0:42 seconds later. Tyler Hendryks tied the game on the power-play off a Marshall Powless feed at 12:59, followed by Cole Hanrahan giving the Kodiaks the lead also off a Powless feed at 13:57.
Brooklin stopped the bleeding when Quinn Hyland converted a Sean Westley pass at 16:53, followed by Connor Kearnan scoring off a Westley pass at 17:25 to regain the lead.
After two periods, Brooklin 9 Cobourg 8.
Shots on goal were 18-17 in favor of Brooklin.
Austin Murphy opened the third period scoring for Cobourg converting a Marshall Powless pass at 4:44, followed by Tanner Buck blasting a Powless feed as well at 7:16. Aaron Woods increased the Kodiaks lead to two goals with an unassisted marker 0:32 seconds later.
Brooklin then put it in another gear.
Sean Westley scored for Brooklin on the power-play off a Connor Kearnan feed at 8:42, followed by Liam Osbourne tying the game off a Sean Westley pass at 9:07. Brady Kearnan gave Brooklin the lead once more converting a Luke Pilcher pass at 13:55, followed by Tyler Goodchild scoring off a Sean Westley pass at 17:10. Caleb Creasor increased the lead unassisted at 18:40.
Austin Murphy stopped the Brooklin run with a goal off a Tyler Hendryks pass at 19:12, but it was too little too late.
Final score, Brooklin 14 Cobourg 12.
Shots on goal were 30-13 in favor of Cobourg.
Total Shots on goal favored Cobourg 62-52.
The Three Stars:
1. Connor Kearnan
2. Marshall Powless
3. Sean Westley
Brooklin Lacrosse Club:
- Connor Kearnan 2g, 6a
- Sean Westley 2g, 5a
- Brady Kearnan 2g, 3a
- Luke Pilcher 2g, 3a
- Marshall Powless 0g, 8a
- Tyler Hendryks 2g, 2a
- Austin Murphy 2g, 1a
- Cole Hanrahan 2g, 1a
- Curtis Conley 2g, 1a
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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.