Dickson And Dobbie Carry The Thunder To Victory…Again

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

The Peterborough Lakers (0-1) were looking to avenge their 16-11 loss to the Langley Thunder (1-0) in Game 1 of the Mann Cup best of seven series.  The attendance was 3,340 of frenzied fans at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario, ready to erupt at a moments notice.

The goaltending match-up had Frank Scigliano in net for Langley against Matt Vinc in net for Peterborough.  

After one period it was 4-4.  After two it was 6-6.  After Regulation it was 11-11, and after the first overtime it was 14-14.  You couldn’t ask for a closer, more exciting game than this one.  You could cut the tension with a knife.

With 5:42 played in the second overtime, Dane Dobbie put together a beautiful individual effort to win the game for Langley 15-14, and take a commanding lead in the series 2-0.

To The Game:

Peterborough got on the board first when Taite Cattoni converted a Mark Matthews pass at 3:23.  Langley answered back with four of their own.  

Dane Dobbie opened the Langley flood gates finishing off a Curtis Dickson pass on the power play at 7:53, followed by Curtis Dickson scoring off a Dobbie pass on the power play at 9:09.  Connor Robinson scored off a Curtis Dickson feed at 11:10, followed by Dickson scoring his second of the period from a Robert Church pass at 15:02.

The Lakers put together a run to tie the game.  Kiel Matisz scored converting a Shawn Evans pass 0:37 seconds later, followed by Evans himself scoring shorthanded off a Matt Gilray pass at 17:26.  Holden Cattoni blasted a Mark Matthews feed on the power play at 19:18 tying the game.

After one period, Peterborough 4 Langley 4.

Second Period:

Cory Vitarelli opened the second period for Peterborough when he converted a Matt Gilray pass at 8:12, followed by Austin Hasen converting a Taite Cattoni pass at 10:17.  Langley answered back with two goals themselves.  Dane Dobbie scored off a Connor Robinson pass at 11:30, then Chase Scanlon scored shorthanded at 16:32 to tie the game once again.

After two periods, Peterborough 6 Langley 6.

Third Period:

Curtis Dickson’s second of the game opened the third period scoring on the power play just 0:28 seconds in, but was answered back by Mark Matthews scoring off a Holden Cattoni pass at 1:01.

Dylan Kinnear gave Langley the lead once more at 2:12, but Taite Cattoni ripped a shot off the inside post from a Shawn Evans feed at 3:45, followed by Cory Vitarelli scoring to the far side off an Austin Hasen pass at 5:12.  Curtis Dickson tied the game once again when he hit off the inside post at 11:57.

Thomas Hoggarth scored the next two for Peterborough. The first one Hoggarth converted a Shawn Evans pass at 12:26 giving the Lakers the lead, followed by scoring off a rebound at 15:25.  Robert Church converted a Curtis Dickson pass at 18:49, followed by Dane Dobbie scoring off a Curtis Dickson feed with just 0:00.1 second left on the clock to send the game to overtime.

After regulation, Peterborough 11 Langley 11.


Kiel Matisz scored the opening goal in overtime off a defensive miscue by the Thunder converting a Mark Matthews feed at 3:37, but Chase Scanlon scored off a rebound to tie the game again.  Thomas Hoggarth, on a great individual effort, scored off a Shawn Evans rebound at 5:47, but Curtis Dickson fired a laser from the outside to tie the game again 13-13.  Dickson then converted an Eli Salama pass at 9:49 to take the lead again.  Thomas Hoggarth scored with just 0:04.4 seconds left to tie the game and send this to a second  overtime period, which would be played as sudden death.

After overtime one, Langley 14 Peterborough 14.

Overtime Two:

Dane Dobbie, on a great individual effort, dove across the crease scored unassisted at 5:42 winning the game, thus putting Langley up 2-0 in the series.

Final score, Langley 15 Peterborough 14.

Game Stats:

  • Peterborough outshot Langley 82-61
  • The Lakers had a slight edge on faceoffs 18-14.
  • Langley went 3 for 6 on the power play, scoring a shorthanded goal.
  • Peterborough went 1 for 4, also scoring a shorthanded goal.

Players of the Game:

Peterborough Lakers:  Shawn Evans
Langley Thunder:  Curtis Dickson

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Shawn Evans 1g, 6a
  • Mark Matthews 1g, 4a
  • Thomas Hoggarth 4g, 0a
  • Cory Vitarelli 2g, 2a

Langley Thunder:

  • Curtis Dickson 5g, 3a
  • Dane Dobbie 4g, 1a
  • Robert Church 2g, 2a

Game three is at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough Monday night, September 12th.  Game time is 8pm.

Don’t forget to check us out every Sunday night at 9pm (ET)

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.