Cobourg Rides A Seven Goal Run To Victory

The Brampton Excelsiors (0-1) and the Cobourg Kodiaks (1-0) opened their 2024 Major Series Lacrosse seasons Sunday evening at the Cobourg Community Centre.

Both teams showed promise last season and were hoping to take the next step this year.

The goaltending match-up had Will Johnston on net for Brampton facing Steven Orleman in net for Cobourg.

While the Kodiaks took a while to get moving, once they did, they were a force.  Led by Tyler Hendryks, the Kodiaks put together a seven goal run to change the trajectory of the game.  The Kodiaks came away with a 9-6 victory. 

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To The Game

The Cobourg Kodiaks got on the board when Gareth Haigh converted an Aaron Woods pass at 9:10, but Rory Graham answered for the Excelsiors off a Luke Van Schepen pass at 13:00. 

Tyler Hendryks gave the Kodiaks the lead once more on the power-play, off a Brandon Saris pass at 13:44, but again was answered by Brampton’s Holden Patterson converting a Zach Sunderland feed on the power-play at 16:22.  Sunderland himself then added a goal off a Luke Van Schepen pass to give the Excelsiors the lead.

After one period, Brampton 3 Cobourg 2.

Second Period:

JP Ward opened the second period scoring for Brampton wiring a James Whiteford pass at 1:35, followed by Lucas Ferreira converting a James Whiteford pass at 7:35. 

Cobourg then mounted a comeback.

Tyler Hendryks scored twice.  On the first goal Hendryks converted a Zach Thompson pass at 11:43, followed by a goal from the top of the crease on the power-play off a Braedon Saris feed at 15:56.  Scott Dominey tied the game in transition shorthanded off a long lead pass from Steven Orleman at 17:57.

After two periods, Cobourg 5 Brampton 5.

Third Period:

Cobourg continued where they left off in the second period.

Aaron Woods opened the third period scoring with an unassisted goal at 3:29, followed by Gareth Haigh scoring his second of the night off a David Anderson pass at 4:46.  Aaron Woods scored his second of the period off a Tyler Hendryks pass at 9:21, followed by Stone Jacobs converting an Aaron Woods feed shorthanded at 12:25.

Adrian Channel finally stopped the seven goal run for the Excelsiors with a high to low shot off a Holden Patterson feed at 16:51. 

Final score, Cobourg 9 Brampton 6.

Shots on goal favored Cobourg 52-41

The Three Stars:

1. Tyler Hendryks
2. Aaron Woods
3. Holden Patterson

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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.

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