Brooklin Pulls Out Victory In Double Overtime

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

The Peterborough Lakers (2-1) hosted the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (1-2) for game three of the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) best of seven semi-final series. The official attendance was 2,886.

***Regarding Game two, The Ontario Lacrosse Association overturned the result of Game two of the Peterborough Lakers playoff series with the Brooklin Lacrosse Club due to Gavin Prout being on the bench for Brooklin, when he should have been suspended for an “abuse of officials” call after Game One.***

“We didn’t know until after Game 2 that he should have been suspended,” We put in a protest for use of an ineligible player or coach and usually that means you lose the game. We have won that so far and they have the right to appeal.”

– Paul Day, GM of the Peterborough Lakers

The goalie match-up had Nick Damude in net for the Lakers facing Doug Buchan in net for Peterborough 

The game went back and forth all night long with six lead changes between the two teams.  Connor Kearnan finally ended the game in double overtime, with Brooklin coming away with the 11-10 victory.

To The Game:

Brooklin got off to a fast start when Jake Stevens scored unassisted just 0:21 seconds in, but was answered by Austin Hasen off a Cory Vitarelli pass at 1:25 to tie the game.  Tyler Hendrycks gave the Lakers the lead off a Thomas Hoggarth pass at 5:01, followed by Taite Cattoni firing a Mitch Ogilvie pass past Nick Damude at 8:42. 

Mitch Wilde converted a Jake Stevens pass for Brooklin, to bring the game within one goal just 0:09 seconds later, followed by Kyle Waters scoring unassisted at 17:36.  Austin Murphy gave Brooklin the lead at 17:55, but Thomas Hoggarth converted a Cory Vitarelli pass to tie the game once again at 18:16.

After one period, Peterborough 4 Brooklin 4.

Second Period:

Austin Hasen opened the second period scoring converting a Cory Vitarelli pass at 3:01, but Brooklin’s Carter MacKenzie tied the game once more with a blast off a Connor McClelland pass 0:51 seconds later.   The teams traded goals again with Thomas Hoggarth scoring for the Lakers, while Ryan Barnable tied it up for Brooklin. 

After two periods, Brooklin 6 Peterborough 6.

Third Period:

Holden Cattoni gave Peterborough the lead on the power play converting a Taite Cattoni pass at 3:41, but two more goals from Ryan Barnable gave Brooklin the lead down the stretch.  Thomas Hoggarth scored off a Holden Cattoni feed with just 1:23 to go sending this game to Overtime.

After regulation, Brooklin 8 Peterborough 8.

***Of Note:

The first Overtime was a 10 minute total goals period.  If they were still tied, the game would go to 10 minute sudden death periods.

First Overtime:

Thomas Hoggarth gave the Lakers the lead just 0:33 seconds into overtime, but two from Brooklin turned that around.  Dyson Williams converted a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 2:47, followed by Brady Kearnan finishing off an Austin Murphy pass at 3:58 for the Brooklin lead.  Joe Resetarits scored on the power play converting a Thomas Hoggarth pass at 6:13 for Peterborough, and we were headed to a sudden death period.

After the first Overtime, Brooklin 10 Peterborough 10.

Second Overtime:

Connor Kearnan was the hero on this night scoring just 0:16 seconds in, to win the game for Brooklin.

Final score, Brooklin 11 Peterborough 10.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal favored Brooklin 69-56.
  • Faceoffs were won by the Lakers 18-8.
  • The Lakers went 2 for 2 on the power play, while Brooklin went 0 for 1.

Top Scorers:

Brooklin Lacrosse Club:

  • Ryan Barnable 3g, 0a
  • Jake Stevens 1g, 2a
  • Austin Murphy 1g, 1a
  • Dyson Williams 1g, 1a
  • Kyle Waters 1g, 1a
  • Mitch Wilde 1g, 1a
  • Brady Kearnan 1g, 1a

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Thomas Hoggarth 4g, 2a
  • Cory Vitarelli 0g, 5a
  • Holden Cattoni 1g, 4a

Game four is Sunday, August 7th at 7pm at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby, Ontario.

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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.