The Cobourg Kodiaks (3-10) visited the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (7-6) in a game that had major playoff implications for the Kodiaks.
The season series was 2-1 in favor of Brooklin, but with a goal differencial of only three goals this was going to be a dog fight!
The goaltending match-up had Riley Hutchcraft in net for Brooklin facing Jackson Brown in net for the Kodiaks.
In a chippy back and forth game, the Brooklin LC outlasted the Cobourg Kodiaks 12-11 in overtime. Cobourg had taken a two goal lead late in the third period, but goals by Kyle Waters and Brady Kearnan inside three minutes, sent this game to overtime. In the extra period Kyle Waters scored 0:50 seconds in, to end the game.
To The Game:
David Anderson opened the scoring for Cobourg off a Nick Ellerton feed at 0:36 seconds, but was answered by Tanner Cook at 2:33. Connor Kearnan then gave Brooklin the lead off a Quinn Hyland pass at 3:19, but was answered by Aaron Woods converting a Marshall Powless pass at 7:44.
David Anderson scored his second of the period for Cobourg at 8:51, but again was answered by Connor Kearnan converting a Tanner Cook feed at 15:06. Tanner Cook gave Brooklin the lead once again, but a Tanner Buck goal off a Marshall Powless pass at 19:56 had the teams even at the intermission.
After one period, Brooklin 4 Cobourg 4.
Shots on goal were 18-17 in favor of Cobourg.
Sean Westley opened the second period scoring for Brooklin with a blast off a Kyle Waters pass at 2:40, but Cobourg answered back with two quick goals. Marshall Powless converted a Curtis Romancych feed at 5:24, followed by Cole Hanrahan finishing off a David Anderson pass at 6:19.
Connor Kearnan tied the game on the power-play off a Tanner Cook pass at 10:33, followed by Kyle Waters regaining the Brooklin lead. Marshall Powless then tied the game off an Austin Murphy pass at 12:29.
Connor Kearnan scored again on the power-play for Brooklin off a Tanner Cook feed at 15:27 to grab the lead once more, but a goal by Tanner Buck off a Tyler Hendryks pass at 17:28 kept this game tied after two periods.
After two periods, Cobourg 8 Brooklin 8.
Shots on goal had Brooklin with the 18-12 advantage.
Connor Kearnan opened the third period scoring on the power-play converting a Sean Westley pass at 1:30, but David Anderson tied the game once more firing a laser off a Marshall Powless feed at 3:46.
Cobourg looked to take the lead for good scoring twice. Tanner Buck put in an Austin Murphy pass at 6:23, followed by Holden Lowes scoring unassisted to make the score 11-9 for Cobourg with just 3:18 remaining.
Brooklin got goals from Kyle Waters at 17:11 off a Connor Kearnan pass, followed by Brady Kearnan scoring at 18:06 to send this game to overtime.
After Regulation, Brooklin 11 Cobourg 11.
Shots on goal were 16-13 in favor of Brooklin.
Kyle Waters ended the game with a blast off a Sean Westley pass just 0:50 seconds into the extra period.
Final score, Brooklin 12 Cobourg 11
Shots on goal were 2-1 in OT for Brooklin, for a game total of 53-44 in favor of the Brooklin Lacrosse Club.
The Three Stars:
1. Connor Kearnan
2. Tanner Buck
3. Kyle Waters
- Tanner Buck 3g, 3a
- Marshall Powless 2g, 4a
- David Anderson 3g, 2a
Brooklin Lacrosse Club:
- Connor Kearnan 5g, 4a
- Kyle Waters 3g, 3a
- Tanner Cook 2g, 5a
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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.