Brooklin’s Strong Second Period Seals The Fate Of The Kodiaks

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

The Brooklin Lacrosse Club (1-1) visited the Cobourg Kodiaks (0-3) in Sunday evening MSL action at the Cobourg Community Centre. 

With all the disruptions on the MSL, Brooklin hadn’t played a game since the Bread & Cheese Game of May 23rd.  Cobourg had faced Peterborough in their last two games, both times showing great potential but falling just a bit short.

The goaltending match-up had Riley Hutchcraft in net for Brooklin against Kevin Orleman in net for Cobourg.

From late in the first period to early in the third period Brooklin scored 12 of 14 goals in the game to break it wide open.  Cobourg tried to claw back, but the hole was just too deep.  Brooklin ran away with the game 16-8.

To The Game:

Cam Milligan opened the scoring for the Kodiaks converting a pass from Luke Laskiewicz, but was answered back by Connor Kearnan finishing off a Dyson Williams pass at 5:23.  Dyson Williams beat Kevin Orleman unassisted at 9:07, but Ben French scored unassisted for Cobourg at 12:56.  Ryan Lanchbury gave Brooklin the lead once more when he fired a Brady Kearnan pass in at 16:28.

After one period, Brooklin 3 Cobourg 2.

Second Period:

Dyson Williams opened the second period scoring with his second and third goals of the game.  His first was off an Austin Murphy pass at just 0:46 seconds, followed by converting a Kyle Waters pass at 3:39.  Connor Kearnan added to the Brooklin lead scoring on the power play at 5:28.  Aaron Woods got one back for the Kodiaks at 11:28, but goals from Dyson Williams, followed by Luke Pilcher blew the game wide open.  Brooklin kept pouring it on with Sean Westley scoring shorthanded off a Brady Kearnan pass, followed by Dyson Williams with his fifth of the game at 13:10. Kyle Waters converted a Sean Westley pass at 15:05, followed by Dyson Williams’ sixth goal at 18:36 on the power play. 

Luke Laskiewicz scored off an Aaron Woods pass on the power play for Cobourg just before the second intermission.

After two periods, Brooklin 12 Cobourg 4.

Third Period:

Brooklin picked up where they left off in the third period with Kyle Waters scoring his second goal of the night off a Sean Westley pass just 0:12 seconds in, followed by Luke Pilcher scoring off a Dyson Williams pass on the power play at 2:59. 

The Kodiaks scored on the power play when Cam Milligan blasted a Kealen Pilon pass in at 4:01, but was answered back when Kyle Waters scored his third of the night off a Brady Kearnan pass at 7:03. 

Cobourg kept coming.  Ben French scored off a Luke Laskiewicz pass on the power play at 8:27, followed by Gareth Haigh scoring off a Cam Milligan pass at 13:10.  Luke Laskiewicz scored on the power play off a Cam Milligan pass at 15:55, but Kyle Waters put an exclamation point on the game with an unassisted goal for Brooklin at 18:36.

Final score, Brooklin 16 Cobourg 8.

Game Stats:

  • Brooklin went 3 for 3 on the power play, also scoring a shorthanded goal.
  • Cobourg went 4 for 5 on the power play.

Top Scorers:

Brooklin Lacrosse Club:

  • Dyson Williams 6g, 3a
  • Kyle Waters 4g, 2a
  • Sean Westley 1g, 4a

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Cam Milligan 2g, 5
  • Luke Laskiewicz 2g, 3a
  • Ben French 2g, 1a

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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.